Formed over 60 years ago by sailors living in Harlow, we are situated at Maylandsea on Lawling Creek which is a tributary of the tidal River Blackwater, in East Essex.

Drawing members from throughout Essex, we aim to cater for all sailing tastes and abilities with our active dinghy and cruiser sections.

For recreational dinghy sailors there are sheltered creeks to explore and plenty of wildlife to see as well as the whole of the Blackwater from Maldon to Brightlingsea and beyond. If this sounds too sedate, the club offers a full programme of racing which runs from March to December. See the Racing Page

The sheltered bay the club is situated on makes a great, safe place to go for a blast on a windsurfer and the creek is ideal for exploring by kayak or stand-up paddle board.

For cruiser sailors the club offers mooring facilities, winter storage and an ideal location for day and weekend sailing with Maldon, Mersea Island and Brightlingsea but a few hours away. For the more adventurous, Holland, Belgium and France beckon. In addition to sailing cruisers the club permits non-sailing motorised cruisers (displacement hull craft) subject to committee approval.

The club owns boats that can be borrowed by members and are also used as part of our ‘Learn to Sail and ‘Learn to Race’ training.

The club runs an Open Day each Spring to enable prospective members to find out first hand about the club and enables new sailors to explore the delights of sailing under the guidance of our experienced helms.

For additional information on membership go to our Members Page. Want more information? Have a question to ask? Then go to our Contact Us page where you can contact members of the Committee direct.



Harlow (Blackwater)

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Racing Programme


Race Results