The Isle Of Sheppey in Kent is a superb sailing environment less than an hour from London, boasting some of the finest sailing waters in the UK.
The sailing club is situated at Sheerness on the island's north coast, with direct access at all states of tide to an Olympic quality sailing area.
As one of the oldest sailing clubs in the UK, our aim is to encourage, promote and facilitate amateur dinghy sailing with membership open to all.
As a not-for-profit organisation, we're entirely supported by members' subscriptions and their voluntary assistance which helps keep fees low.
May we offer you:
- Extensive sheltered waters
- Launching at all states of tide
- Sea, river & estuary sailing
- A Blue Flag beach
- Olympic courses in all wind directions
- Remarkably flat sea-state
- Excellent cruising potential
- Perfect for performance boats
- Purpose-built facilities
- An RYA Training Centre
- Europe's longest dinghy race
- Racing from April to November
- Easy and free car parking
- Very reasonable membership fees
Sheerness is easily accessible from London and the Kent countryside
via the M2/M20 motorways and
Two to three races are run every Sunday from April to November. Four major series take place, each consisting of around ten races. Please see our sailing programme for more.
Another popular feature are the cruises to other sailing clubs in the area including Wilsonians, Thorpe Bay, Whitstable, Southend, Lower Halstow and Harty Ferry.
IOS Round the Island Race
Probably the most unique event in the sailing calendar, the annual 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.
All entrants who successfully complete the course within the time limit are presented with a circumnavigation certificate signed by the Commodore.