The South East's best small boat sailing waters. London's closest sea sailing. Picture of sailing area
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The Isle Of Sheppey in north Kent is a superb sailing environment less than an hour from London, boasting some of the finest sailing waters in the UK.

The island's north shore has access to:

The best sailing waters in the South East:


IOS is easily accessible from London and the Kent countryside via the M2/M20 motorways and
the A249. Simply follow the road signs for "Sheerness".

Map showing access from London and Maidstone

IOS Round the Island Race

Probably the most unique event in the sailing calendar, the annual IOS Round the Island Race, held since 1959, attracts entries from far and wide.

The race is sailed in a clockwise direction around the Isle Of Sheppey. Two or three hundred craft regularly enter and compete for dozens of class trophies and sponsored prizes.

Open meetings
IOSSC Cherub Open 2014 IOS Round the Island Race
Even Keel Project