Tendrr's directory of 500+ UK Sailing & Yacht Clubs is the place to find a sailing club near you, their contact details and more information on sailing clubs in general.
How to use Tendrr's Sailing Clubs Page
Crew: If you’re interested in crewing at any of the clubs listed here, click the follow button (or star icon).
Skippers: If you're looking for crew you can create trips linked to the club and any crew following that club will be notified of the new crewing opportunity.
Clubs: Sailing & Yacht clubs can use tendrr to raise the profile of their events and to take the hassle out matching boat with crew. To find out more get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yacht clubs run many events throughout the season. Their biggest events can be found on the regattas page – these are events open to all. Smaller events such as their race series run throughout the year can be found on the club’s tendrr page.
The Tendrr Guide to Sailing & Yacht Clubs
What is a Sailing Club?
Sailing Clubs (also often called Yacht Clubs) exist to help people get out on the water, connect with other sailors, and organise events as well as often helping with the practicalities of boat use and ownerships – providing mooring facilities, plus facilitating repairs and maintenance. Many UK sailing clubs have existed for a long time: well over a hundred years in the case of the Island Sailing Club and the Greenwich Yacht Club, over two hundred years in the case of the Royal Thames Yacht Club and the Royal Yacht Squadron, and nearly 300 years for the Royal Cork Yacht Club.
How do Sailing Clubs work?
Many smaller sailing clubs are almost entirely run by voluntary “staff” – often current or previous members of the club. There is a often a committee which divides responsibility between individuals along standard lines such as Club Captain, Treasurer, Social Secretary, Race Secretary etc. Some also have a “Commodore” which is effectively the most senior position and the equivalent of Chairman or President in other sporting committees.
Choosing a Sailing Club
Sailing Clubs come in all shapes and sizes, so if there are several options in your area (or you are prepared to travel) do some research and think about what you want from a club: do you want a busy race calendar with lots of competitive events? Or are you more interested in joining a club with a strong family focus? If you need storage for your boat make sure that their boatyard/mooring has capacity for you. Sailing Club fees are also a factor to consider – these are often comprised of an annual membership fee plus “boat dues” if you have your own boat and want to keep it at the club.
How many Sailing Clubs are there in the UK?
Tendrr has the most comprehensive list of UK Sailing Clubs, with over 500 listed and more being added all the time. We have clubs in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England, from Orkney to Jersey and from Belfast to the Norfolk Broads. Wherever you are in the UK Tendrr is the best place to find a sailing club near you.
How to find a Sailing Club
Tendrr has a comprehensive list of over 500 Sailing Clubs both in the UK and internationally. Check out the list here to find Yacht Clubs near you, and get sailing!
If you represent a Sailing Club why not manage your club's events with tendrr? Every yacht club has its own dedicated tendrr listing where it can organise its events and members can find boats and crew.
To find out more visit our Organisers page or contact us at email@example.com