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SATURDAY 13/05/2023 

Your chance to visit our club, see what we can offer, have a sail in one of our dinghies with one of our instructors for your safety, have a drink and something off the BBQ


With a family atmosphere and great access to the Solent, Southampton Sailing Club is the perfect place to sail whether your interest is learning to sail, dinghies, cruisers, pleasure sailing , racing ,or just for the social side of the club
Southampton Sailing Club has been in its current location since 1957 and in existence in various configurations and locations since 1910. The aim of the club is to offer an affordable and active club with a relaxed, friendly and welcoming atmosphere, promoting sailing, and other waterborne pursuits and enabling community activities. To this end, the club works with all it’s members to provide a range of facilities and activities that support this aim.
Our club house sits in an enviable position on Weston Shore, equally perfect for access to the Solent, ports and harbours along the south coast. Develop your experience close to the shore or venture to the Isle of Wight and beyond.
We try to maintain a relaxed and informal approach to both the social and the sailing side of club activities we are also an RYA approved training centre offering both dinghy and powerboat level 2 training. Developing a fleet of dinghies for loan to members, these include Topper’s, RS Quest dinghies a wayfarer and a GP14.If you are thinking of progressing from a dinghy to a cruiser, we also have a Foxcub cruiser available to borrow. It’s a small boat simple to sail, and provides a good platform to explore owning your first boat before making a major investment.

 Watch our Facebook page for more details closer to the day.

This is your chance to come and talk to us try sailing and join a friendly local sailing club.





The cruiser owners at Southampton Sailing Club have many different types of yacht including a Fox cub, Centaur, Moody, Elizabethan, Seal, Maxi, UFO, to name a few, so whatever you have you won’t feel out of place.

We facilitate,

  • Planned recreational rallies to a variety Solent destinations. Ideal for confidence building.
  • Rallies and or sail in company to ports further away like France, Channel Islands and the West Country.

The “Rear commodore Cruisers” plan the locations at the start of the year.
These rallies are generally hosted by one of the boats’ crew to give variety and reassurance to new members.
These rallies Provide an ideal opportunity to practice skills such as navigation, theory planning a few days prior to departure for those that want it.
The rallies provide an opportunity for social activities at the venue destination, such as BBQ’s, pontoon parties, pub lunches, and general get together and even a night cap on one of the cruisers to help you sleep better!


Southampton Sailing Club owns a fleet of dinghies both for training and recreational sailing. The type of boats we have for this includes a wayfarer, an RS Quest, a GP14 and Toppers.
Our member’s boats are just as varied and we choose to run recreational sailing days and evening sailing events. Most of the time with our dedicated Jaffa support boat new to us for the 2019 season. Generally, we have in excess of 20 of these sailing opportunities throughout the summer sailing season and of course there is nothing stopping you from sailing your own boat from our easy to reach compound. There are also ‘cruise in company’ to some Southampton water destinations like Warsash, Goaty Beach, and Hamble and we have even joined in with Cruiser rallies to places like Island Harbour, with of course two safety boats in support with radio contact to the cruisers if needed.


Last year we started recreational sailing to enable dinghy sailors time on the water its a relaxing way to enjoy your boat or you can take out a club boat as a small group ideal for new comers, confidence building and learning new skills.  This proved very popular so we have taken this forward and have now purchased a Jaffa and Outboard as a support boat, this light weight boat can easily be launched and recovered in shallow water


We have 25 moorings just off of the club maintained professionally by a local mooring contractor. Our moorings are generally for craft that can take the ground on some low water tides; however we do have a few that can take deeper fin keel yachts. Our moorings are available between set dates of
1st April and 31st November. The compound is available 12 months of the year for members’ dinghies and cruisers.

We have set dates for launch and recovery of cruisers by our own tractor and gantry; however we may be able to facilitate other dates subject to availability.
Contact the compound master to find out more information.


Our membership process introduces you to other members through a guided visit around the club and its facilities. We welcome potential new members at any time of the year. The best time to visit the club is on a Wednesday night between 20.30 & 22.30 and gives you the opportunity to meet other members and officers of the committee. All you need to do is turn up and ring the doorbell, no appointment necessary. You can also directly contact the Membership Secretary via email membership secretary or by calling 07544 103444 for queries or if you want to look at our club facilities at other times.


Southampton Sailing Club

Joining fee £60.00 (Once only payment)
Family Sailing £176.00
Single Sailing £132.00
Further Education £60.00
Cadet (under 18 years) £33.00
Training (Adult) £33.00
Training (Junior) £16.50

Summer or Winter Compound Storage

Cruisers £110.00 + £16.50 per foot over 20’
Multihulls 1.5 or 2 times Cruiser cost
Dinghies Up to 16 feet £143.00

Dinghy Multihull Cat Up to 16 feet £214.50

Dinghy Multihull Tri Up to 16 feet £286.00

Lift out/in £110.00

Gantry lift (per 4 hours or part thereof) £27.50
Cradle/trailer (if boat not at club) Summer £71.50
Cradle/trailer (if boat not at club) Winter £115.00
Once only premium £220.00
8 Mtr to 9 Mtr (26 feet to 30 feet approx. ) £510.00
Up To 8 Mtr (26 feet approx ) £480.00

Social Membership

Family Social Membership Joining Fee £22.50 (once only payment)

Family (Non Sailing) £49.50

Single Social Membership Joining Fee £15.00 (once only Payment)

Single (Non Sailing) £38.50


1. The Club membership year runs from 1st April to 31st March. Discounts may be available for people joining later in the year.
2. Winter compound for Cruisers starts 1st October and ends 31st May.
3. Summer compound for Cruisers starts 1st June and ends 30th September.
4. Winter compound for Dinghies starts 1st November and ends 31st March.
5. Summer compound for Dinghies starts 1st April and ends 31st October.
6. All craft must have a minimum of third party insurance cover prior to being left at the club.
7. Where appropriate the Club may permit the staged payments of joining fees and renewals over 3 months. The end date for renewals paid this way being 1st July.
8. The Training Membership is annual and allows for access to unlimited training in that year.
The fee will be deducted from the cost of full membership if a Training Member joins the
Club within six months of their training membership expiring.


 RYA training we do:
• Training at Southampton Sailing Club is regulated by the Royal yachting association ; we follow the following training programmes according to their syllabus
• Power boat levels 1, 2 and Safety Boat training.
• Adult Dinghy sailing, levels 1, 2 and 3
• Youth Sailing stages 1, 2, 3 and 4
• Additionally we can undertake the advanced modules in” Seamanship”, “Sailing with Spinnakers” and “day sailing”.
• We are are also approved to undertake the “CEVNI” course. An assessment of knowledge and understanding of signs, rules and procedures governing navigation of European inland waterways.

Our links to University of Southampton enables us to run adhoc courses in First Aid and VHF radio competency at a reduced rate .
Whether you’re a beginner, an experienced sailor looking to gain new skills or even to regain confidence after a break.

Contact the Training Principal

2023 Training Program

The following dates have been selected for training the exact training event will be selected depending on the level of enquiries for specific courses, if the demand is there we may run more than one type of course on the same day.

We teach

RYA Power Level 1,2 and Safety boat

Adult Sailing levels 1,2 and 3

Youth Stages 1,2,3 and 4

Sailing modules: day sailing and seamanship.

Training dates

The dates listed below are available for training. Please contact

May 6th and 7th

May 20th and 21st

June 3rd and 4th

July 29th and 30th

August 5th and 6th

August 19th and 20th

September 2nd and 3rd

September 9th and 10th

September 16th and 17th

September 30th

October 1st


Southampton SC 2023 Race Series

Our race series is open to members of Southampton Sailing Club and visitors entering:

• Small multihulls (eg Hobie, Hurricane, Dart, F18, Weta etc. )
• Asymmetric dinghies
• Sailing cruisers with maximum draft of 1.8 metres
• Sailing dinghies of maximum Portsmouth Yardstick of 1390

Entry is free of charge, although we encourage competitors to support the Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal by gathering sponsorship on a per-lap basis from friends or by giving lump sum donations. Funds may be transferred direct to the charity via the Just Giving webpage:

Race Documentation can be accessed

via the below links

Race Results

Results and race photos will be published on the SSC Facebook page:

Results will also be reported on the club WhatsApp group, and via email.

Race dates and start times are listed as follows

Start Times Summer Series

Sunday 7th May                     12:30 BST

Saturday 20th May                 12:00 BST

Monday 29th May                  19:30 BST

Monday 12th June                 19:00 BST

Thursday 29th June               19:30 BST

Saturday 8th July                   15:30 BST

Friday 28th July                     19:00 BST

Friday 11th August                19:00 BST

Saturday 19th August            14:00 BST

Sunday 3rd September          14:00 BST

Start Times Autumn Series

Saturday 16th September       12:30 BST

Saturday 30th September       12:00 BST

Sunday 15th October              12:00 BST

Sunday 29th October              10:30 GMT

We actively support the SWSA (Southampton Water Sailing Association) and have several members who take part in many of the race events. We also present a club trophy to our members for best performance in the separate categories at our annual prize giving evening.

SWSA web site link


A mobile is held on a rotation basis with committee members. Depending on who has it when you call, your question may be answered in full, if not your details will be passed on to the correct person to call you back. Please call 07706753580

We also have a dedicated mobile for contacting the Membership Secretary for any membership related queries.
Available Weekday evenings from 18:00 to 22:00,
Weekends 08:00 to 22.00 on 07544 103444

OR you can email any of the following for help and information.


We hold social events throughout the year which include:

  •  Fitting out supper at the start of the season .
  • Open day (in support of the RYA Push the boat out).
  •  Organised recreational dinghy sailing with safety boat support.
  • Organised cruiser and dinghy rallies.
  • Christmas and/or New Year’s Eve celebration.
  • End of season ‘Laying up supper’ including prize giving.


We also have the club available to hire to members. So if you want a place to hold that special family party, corporate meeting, yoga class or whatever your needs, we may have a space suitable. For more details contact the Commodore to arrange a visit and look at our facilities and stunning views across Southampton water.

Our Address:-

Southampton Sailing Club
Victoria Road
SO19 9EF


The pictures below are a selection from the last few years to now they are all copyright to Southampton sailing club and may not be reproduced with out permission.