Sailing Clubs

In this section I will be writing articles that, in no particular order, cover the following.

Introduction to Sailing Clubs An explanation of what sailing clubs are, what they're for and the advantages to joining one.

I will overtime try to cover the the different types of clubs, yacht, racing, cruising, community and youth sailing clubs.

Factors to consider when you are trying to pick one and tips for visiting potential clubs and asking the right questions.

I will be writing reviews of various sailing clubs in the UK and around the world and although this won't be in the near future I am hoping to set up a podcast. This will be to interview club members or leaders about the various aspects of club membership and what there plans are for the future. We will be talking about typical activities and events such as races, regattas, social gatherings, training sessions etc.

By exploring the world of sailing clubs, you can gain a deeper understanding of these communities, learn about the benefits they offer, and find resources to choose the right club for you. Or maybe even start your own.

Read the latest Sailing Clubs posts:

  • St Andrews Sailing Club Review
    Did you know sailing is growing fast in the UK? More people are discovering the joy of sailing. If you love sailing or want to learn, check out St Andrews Sailing Club. The club has something for everyone. From beginners to experts, you can learn and have fun. Their instructors teach you everything about sailing… Read more: St Andrews Sailing Club Review
  • Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club Review
    Did you know that Derwent Reservoir in Northumberland is famous for both calm walks and exciting water sports? The Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club is loved by many. Families, water sports fans, and those who love adventure come here. The club is in Blanchland, Consett, a nice place for all. Imagine paddle boarding, dinghy sailing, windsurfing,… Read more: Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club Review
  • Loch Venachar Sailing Club Review
    Welcome to Loch Venachar Sailing Club, an exciting place! Loch Venachar is in the Trossachs National Park, a top spot in the Scottish Highlands for sailing fans. This club teems with beautiful sights and fun activities, making it a perfect spot for all. Join in the fun at Loch Venachar Sailing Club with sailing lessons… Read more: Loch Venachar Sailing Club Review
  • Cardwell Bay Sailing Club Review
    Did you know that sailing is not just thrilling, but also helps you see the coast's beauty? It is well-loved by water lovers around the world. Cardwell Bay Sailing Club is here for you, offering amazing sailing adventures. The club is at the gorgeous Cardwell Bay marina. It's perfect for beginners and experienced sailors alike.… Read more: Cardwell Bay Sailing Club Review
  • Clyde Corinthian Yacht Club Review
    Did you know the Clyde Corinthian Yacht Club is over 140 years old? Since 1877, this club on the west coast of Scotland has welcomed sailing fans. It's a place where both new and experienced sailors come together. The club is known worldwide for its excellence in sailing. The club has great facilities like a… Read more: Clyde Corinthian Yacht Club Review
  • Ullswater Yacht Club Review
    The Lake District isn't just about beautiful views. It's also a top place for sailing. Ullswater Yacht Club brings together sailing fans to enjoy the calm and excitement of sailing. It sits in the lovely Lake District. Here, you can join regattas, rent boats, or take sailing classes. This club is known for its great… Read more: Ullswater Yacht Club Review
  • Prestwick Sailing Club Review
    Did you know over 1.5 million people in the UK love sailing and water sports? Among these, Prestwick Sailing Club is a top choice. It's on the beautiful Ayrshire coast. Here, you can enjoy various activities, no matter your skill level. The club offers sailing lessons, boat rentals, and a great clubhouse. It also hosts… Read more: Prestwick Sailing Club Review
  • Clyde Cruising Club Review
    Did you know the Clyde Cruising Club started in 1909? It's one of Scotland's most respected sailing clubs in Scotland. For over a century, it has been central to the area's boating history and known for its wonderful sailing experiences. In the lively city of Glasgow, the Clyde Cruising Club is a key point for… Read more: Clyde Cruising Club Review
  • Dalgety Bay Sailing Club Review
    On the north shore of the Firth of Forth, about three miles east of the Forth Rail Bridge, you'll find Dalgety Bay Sailing Club nestled in its own spacious coastal area with a convenient high tide access harbour. The WyndDalgety BayDunfermlineFifeKY11 9SJ Author John Sixthsmith I'm a freelance writer and avid sailor who loves to… Read more: Dalgety Bay Sailing Club Review
  • Royal Forth Yacht Club Review
    The Royal Forth Yacht Club is a well-established water-sports club with over 150 years of history. Located in Granton Harbour near Edinburgh, the Club offers easy access to the beautiful sailing waters of the Firth of Forth. Members can participate in a variety of racing and cruising activities, with access to fully serviced moorings and… Read more: Royal Forth Yacht Club Review
  • Port Edgar Yacht Club Review
    Port Edgar Yacht Club is situated in South Queensferry, near the iconic Forth Bridges, making it easily accessible within a 60-minute drive for most individuals in the Central Belt. Whether you are new to the area, have recently completed an RYA course, or simply wish to return to sailing, they are there to assist you.… Read more: Port Edgar Yacht Club Review
  • Cramond Boat Club Review
    The Cramond Boat Club is located at the mouth of the River Almond, just four miles from the bustling centre of Edinburgh. Our Clubhouse and moorings provide a welcoming home for a variety of small craft, from dinghies to small cruisers and motorboats. The River Almond offers tidal access to the Firth of Forth for… Read more: Cramond Boat Club Review
  • Which Sail to Raise First?
    In sailing, you generally raise the mainsail first. This provides better control over the boat's movement and balance. You should be aware though that different conditions and types of boat may require specific sail raising procedures. Sailing is an exhilarating and intricate activity that requires careful attention to detail and proper sail handling. Here you… Read more: Which Sail to Raise First?
  • Bartley Green Sailing Club Review
    Key takeaways: Introduction Bartley Sailing Club offers a comprehensive review of its facilities and services. Discover the club's offerings and amenities through this informative article. Delve into the details of Bartley Sailing Club's features, ensuring you have all the necessary information before making a decision. Additionally, incorporating the provided Pro Tip will enhance your Bartley… Read more: Bartley Green Sailing Club Review
  • Are Sailing Lessons Worth It?
    In my opinion sailing lessons are a great investment! Whether you want to be a seasoned sailor or simply have fun, learning this maritime skill can open up lots of possibilities. You'll understand wind patterns, how to navigate tricky waters, and gain boat dynamics knowledge. This maritime skill is more than what meets the eye!… Read more: Are Sailing Lessons Worth It?
  • What is the Best Sailing Racing Tip?
    The best sailing race tip is to always maintain optimal trim. A well-trimmed sailboat will be faster and more efficient, keeping you competitive in a race. This involves constant adjustments to the sails and rigging in response to wind shifts and changes in boat speed. TLDR Apart from the above this article covers the following;… Read more: What is the Best Sailing Racing Tip?
  • How much it costs to start sailing?
    Explore the financial aspects of starting your sailing journey. From boat purchase to maintenance costs, I break down everything you need to set sail. Based on my experience I cover all you need to know. TLDR: Sailboat Prices When it comes to sailing, one of the first questions that pop up in the mind is,… Read more: How much it costs to start sailing?
  • How to start sailing if based in London
    Sailing Courses in London: An Overview Finding theory courses in London isn't so difficult but actually getting on the water for practical lessons is another matter. If you are keen to learn how to sail then great but you'll need some determination to hunt out the courses you'll need. I'd suggest you check out the… Read more: How to start sailing if based in London
  • How much do you tip a sailing instructor
    How much to tip a sailing instructor: A guide Tipping your sailing instructor is a must! But, how much to give? Here's a guide general guide firstly, then I look at it depending whether you're in the USA, UK or Australia. General Considerations on Tipping Sailing Instructors Remember, it's about the unique boating experience and… Read more: How much do you tip a sailing instructor
  • How hard is sailing?
    How hard is sailing? Embark on a journey through the challenges of sailing as you explore the learning curve and valuable lessons in this captivating post. Dip your toe, into sailing waters When a beginner joins their local sailing club and embarks on their first lessons, they can expect to learn a variety of the… Read more: How hard is sailing?
  • How long does it take to learn sailing?
    Discover the journey to mastering sailing, explore the timeline and factors involved. Novice to captain, find out how long it takes to learn the art of sailing. Key Takeaways: Time Required to Learn to Sail I've always been fascinated by sailing and wanted to learn it for years now. One thing that always held me… Read more: How long does it take to learn sailing?
  • What age to start sailing?
    Discover the ideal age to start sailing and embark on a nautical adventure. Explore the benefits and considerations for beginners in this insightful article. Key Takeaways: Introduction to Youth Sailing Sailing at a youth age is an excellent way to introduce children to the sport and instill skills that they can use throughout their life.… Read more: What age to start sailing?
  • What is the difference between a yacht club and a sailing club?
    Introduction Explore what's the difference between a yacht club & a sailing club in my comprehensive guide. I'll help you make the right choice about which club to join. A. Brief Overview of the Topic In the world of water sports and maritime leisure activities, yacht clubs and sailing clubs are two prominent institutions that… Read more: What is the difference between a yacht club and a sailing club?
  • Redditch Sailing Club, Review
    My review of the Redditch sailing club, covers the information you need to know and our valuable insights and help for choosing a sailing club to join. Having lived in Redditch for most of my life and been a keen sailor for over 30 years I think I'm uniquely qualified to offer my opinion on… Read more: Redditch Sailing Club, Review


  • John Sixthsmith

    I'm a freelance writer and avid sailor who loves to share my passion for the sea with others. I've written articles for various sailing magazines and websites, covering topics such as sailing destinations, boat maintenance, navigational tips, and marine wildlife. I went on a short sailing trip whilst on holiday as a child and was instantly hooked. I've been sailing ever since. Although I've done a fair amount of lake sailing in my time, my real passion is the ocean. I hope you enjoy reading this blog about sailing as much as I've enjoyed writing about it.

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