Dinghy Sailing Overview

The Club has an ideal sheltered bay for learning to sail in a safe environment on tidal waters. We have experienced members who are very willing to assist you with some training if you are new to sailing or new to racing. For Non Members the club has a Day Sailing ticket so if you would like to come and have a sail, maybe you are an inland water sailor and would like to try open water, then check our calendar to see when we are sailing or contact us

We also have great Club grounds for camping with access to electric hook-up, toilets and hot showers.

The club has storage facilities for up to 180 dinghies. There are a fleet of fully insured Club boats available for members to use so you don't need to buy your own boat to start sailing.

Club Boats for Members (click image)

Dinghy Racing Overview

Dinghy racing takes place most weekends (tides permitting), carried out with full safety boat cover. We enjoy close joint racing with Maylandsea Bay Sailing Club competing for the various challenge cups, as well as the Series races. Famous Blackwater races run at our Club include the 'Osea Cup' :- a circumnavigation of Osea Island. The Club also hosts the Blackwater Icicle race every other year. Please click here to view our programme for more details.

We cater for all types of dinghy sailing and accept any boat recognised by the RYA and with a RYA handicap. For classes of boats regularly racing take a look at our Racing Results Page

Races are run to the RYA system using the 5, 4, 1, Go start sequences.

For more information visit our Sailing Instructions Page 



Harlow (Blackwater)

Quick Links

Racing Programme


Race Results