A work in progress...
||Opens: 505, Shearwater
||Opens: 505, Dart 18/Shearwater
||Opens: Asymmetric Open (4000, ISO, Cherub),
Dart 18 TT
||Opens: ISO/Buzz/Alto, Osprey
||Dart 18 National Championships (78 boats)
Clubhouse improvements: new disabled toilet, men's & ladies changing rooms & toilets upgraded, new hall floor.
C. Goymer: Nat & World Junior Dart 18 Champion.
||Award from the People's Millions/Big Lottery Fund of £41,000.
||Osprey Southern Area Championships
|| Opens: Dart 18, Osprey
Opens: Laser 4000,
Opening of the Sheppey Crossing
||WeatherCam: 1-million hits
25 year lease signed on 25 April 20051
(1running from 1 Aug 2001).
||Construction of Second Swale Road Crossing started
||Profile in Yachts & Yachting (double-page spread)
Online WeatherCam launched (first sailing club in the UK with real-time
wind speed online).
||Members Toby Orpin & Mike Laming selected for
RYA National Youth Squad (Hobie 16)
Reintroduction of a regular racing programme including an evening
racing programme after a 6 year break.
Club renamed 'IOS Sailing Club'
||25 year lease negotiated in principle
||Club came close to closing.
Only year Island Race not organised.
||Merger with fishing club
||30 year lease expired; 5 year lease granted.
Use of name 'Sheppey Sailing Centre' dropped
One of the first sailing clubs to have a website and Internet presence.
||Name Sheppey Sailing Centre used
Inaugural Sheppey Freezer event
Osprey Southern Championships
||Opens: 505, Topper, Mirror.
Merger with fishing club.
||Opens: 505, Sailboard
||505 World Qualifiying Open
||Record Island Race entry of 300 competitors -
paddle steamer chartered to follow race runs aground!
Osprey Southern Area Championships
Snipe National Championships
||Pinto Cup (Sailboard), first prize £1000!
Opens for: GP14/Laser/Scorpion, Signet
Upper bunk room converted to observation room
Ground floor of building bricked in to form new changing rooms.
||Pro Sailboard Open
Opens for: Scorpion/Laser, 505/Osprey, Signet
||Opens for: GP14/Mirror, Scorpion/Laser, Signet
||Opens for: Scorpion/Laser, GP14/Mirror, Sailboard,
||Dufour Wing Sailboard Championships
Opens for: Sailboard, Scorpion/Laser, Fleetwind/Signet
||Opens: Scorpion/Laser, GP14/Signet
Construction of the new sea wall around Sheerness finished
||Opens: Laser/Scorpion, GP14/Signet Open
Queenborough Yacht Club formed when yacht owning members leave.
||505 Southern Area Championships
Opens: Scorpion/Laser/Mirror, Signet
Southern Water Authority starts work on new sea defences.
||505 World Qualifier
Mirror 16 Nationals
Opens: Laser, Mirror, Signet
||18ft Skiff Association visit "en masse"
505 Southern Championships
Scorpion Southern Championships
Opens for: Signet, Laser/Mirror open
||The Club becomes one of the first RYA Training Centre's in the South East.
GP14 London and S.E. Area Championships
Opens for: 505, Scorpion, Signet, Mirror/Moth
||505 Southern Area Championships
Opens for: Scorpion, Moth, Minisail, Signet, Mirror
||Opens for 505, Scorpion, Mirror/Signet
||Opens for: Scorpion, 505, Mirror, Signet
||Opens for: 505, Scorpion, Enterprise, Mirror
GP14 South East Area Championship
||Open meetings held for: Mirror, Scorpion, and 505.
||International Yacht Racing Union choose Sheppey to
trial the 'A' and 'B' catamaran designs.
Opens for: Mirror, Scorpion, 505
||30 year lease signed
New clubhouse unofficially opened on Sunday 10 April 1966. Officially opened on Saturday 16th July 1966 and
described as 'probably the most modern yacht club in Europe'!
The Catamaran Yacht Club move from Minster sea front to ex-Royal Navy
gun site of over six-acres at Barton's Point.
||New clubhouse completed.
||Site at Harty Ferry considered.
Sheerness Council approached with a view to renting or purchasing
the proposed Yacht Club to be built at Sheerness.
||Kingsferry Bridge opened
The Catamaran Yacht Club founded.
||First Round the Island Race held (originated by
Keith Broughton, Sailing Secretary at the time).
Notice served by the Admiralty to the Club to vacate the Crundalls Wharf site at Queenborough.
||Committee formed to obtain a clubhouse.
||Name changed to Sheppey Yacht Club.
||Founded* as the Sheerness Sailing and Motor Boat Club.
*new evidence of a well established Sheerness Sailing Club programme from 1896 means
we are no longer sure when the club was founded - this is currently being researched.