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Club Sailing

Members are welcome to sail at Weston any time, the double high water in Southampton Water extends the hours of available sailing time. There are three slipways for easy launching. The clubhouse has spacious changing rooms with hot water available at all times.

Dinghy's racing downwind

New to sailing?


Tell me more, how do I get started?


Email the club and arrange a visit.

Club RIBs for safety boat duty

Club racing


If you enjoy dinghy racing, Weston runs handicap racing from through most of the year.


Southampton Water's double tide enables races to be held most weekends.

Social Sailing on Saturday (SSOS)

SSOS events provide friendly and enjoyable sailing for members and the club room/galley will normally be open. A fully crewed patrol boat will be observing activities within the immediate vicinity of the club, usually for the duration of the sailing session. They will try to let members still sailing know when they are returning to shore, as this may be earlier then planned, to ensure there are sufficient members on shore to recover the Patrol Boat safely.


Organised learning (Pathway) activities may also be arranged on SSOS days, depending on demand, and the Patrol Boat will prioritise cover for sailors participating in these events, or, an additional Patrol Boat may be launched.

Free Sailing (new in 2022)

Free Sailing is simply a date identified on the club calendar where tides should allow daylight launching, and recovery, to members who are competent and self-sufficient. There will be no patrol boat, or member access to the clubroom/galley.

Members may wish to organise activities between themselves on this basis, but these are not club events and you will need a club key to access the Pound and changing rooms (available from the Membership Secretary). The same considerations and safety precautions should be applied as 'out of club hours' sailing below, i.e. sailing is at your own risk.

'Out of club hours' sailing

Club members are very welcome to use the club outside of normal club operating hours, but if members choose to sail at the club when club patrol cover is not available, they do so at their own risk.

Club Members should always make adequate precautions to ensure their own safety. For example – their boat(s) should be suitable and seaworthy for the trip they are planning.  They should notify a 3rd party of their intended trip and sailing activity. They should carry appropriate means of communication. They should also carry adequate safety equipment.

Please Note: Visitors are NOT permitted to sail at Weston either 'Free Sailing' OR 'Out of Club hours' unless arranged in advance with a member of the GPC.

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