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.

Youth sailing

 

Our varied sailing programme can be used to encourage and progress our future sailors. Both Family and Single memberships can be extended to cover children at no additional cost

Club RIBs for safety boat duty

Club racing

 

If you enjoy dinghy racing, Weston runs handicap racing from February through to the end of the year. Southampton Water's double tide enables four races to be held most weekends. Details of the club racing programme.

Social Events

 

Weston holds various social events throughout the year, usually aligned to our Open and Invitational events.

Bring your family along and join in with the club socials. See the facebook page for details.

Social Sailing on Saturday (SSOS)

SSOS events provide supported, safe, and enjoyable sailing for members and day sailing visitors. A volunteer SSOS 'lead' will normally be at the club to help with rigging and launching, particularly if hiring a club dinghy and the galley will be open.

 

Organised learning activities may also be arranged, depending on demand, and a patrol boat either ‘ready to launch’ or ‘on the water’ depending on that organised activity (please ask before going afloat). Free Sailing also available during an SSOS event if you don’t want to join in (see below).

Free Sailing (new for 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 usually access to the clubroom/galley. Members may have organised 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).

Out of normal 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/visitors 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.