1. Direct access to the finest small boat sailing waters in South East England.
  Sailing takes place in the sheltered waters of the Thames Estuary. There are over five square miles of safe, unobstructed water. Conditions are rarely too severe to prevent sailing.

The Isle Of Sheppey is set to become the place to sail small boats since the opening of the second Swale road crossing in 2006. This now provides first class road access from London.
 
^ Looking to the North West

Directly in front of IOS Sailing Club is the sailing area which can accommodate two full Olympic courses in any wind direction. The estuary also offers a superb cruising environment. In the foreground of the picture is our slipway; the Essex coast is to the top right.
Photo: J. Bell
2. Sea, estuary and river sailing
  The magnificent position of the clubhouse allows us to uniquely offer sheltered sea, river and estuary sailing all within 15 minutes sailing time.
3. Launching at all states of tide
 

Launching is truly at all states of tide from a wide concrete slipway. Boats can even be driven to the waters edge if required.

The club is based at the best point on the entire island for launching small boats. The difference between mean low & high water at our launching ramp is just 25 meters. The site was previously used for over 100 years as a coal depot due to the remarkably good tidal properties at this point.

The diagram shows the mean low water line in relation to the club.

IOS Sailing Club  
 
4. The closest sea sailing to London
  IOS is just 30 minutes from the M25.
5. The perfect environment for high performance asymmetric mono and multihulls
  The combination of remarkably flat water (given the prevailing wind) and huge expanse of sheltered water makes the island's north coast the perfect environment to realise the full potential of modern, high-performance asymmetrics.
6. A superb cruising base
  The estuary provides plenty of opportunity for cruising and exploring. Leysdown, Whitstable, Southend, All Hallows, Harty Ferry, the Thames, Medway and Swale are all accessible within a day.
7. Kent's first European Blue Flag Beach
  Sheerness was the first beach in Kent to be awarded the coveted European Blue Flag award for its clean beach and outstanding water quality.
8. A large purpose-built clubhouse
  The sailing club's clubhouse is a substantial four-storey, purpose built building. When opened in 1966 it was described as probably the most modern yacht club in Europe. Today, it is still one of the largest clubhouses in the country.
9. Host to the UK's longest dinghy race!
  The annual Round the Island Race is the UK's longest at some 40 miles!
   

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