Membership Information

If you are interested in sailing at one of the best and friendliest sailing clubs in England then look no further. Harlow (Blackwater) Sailing Club is situated at Maylandsea on Lawling Creek, which is a tributary of the tidal River Blackwater, in East Essex, close to Chelmsford and Maldon.

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

We are a membership based Club that encourages all of its members to participate in the life of the Club.For some this involves running various activities within the Club, for others it is an occasional trip in the safety boat or a helping hand on one of our work party days.

To ensure everyone can get the most out of their Club, it is organised and managed by a committee with annually elected officers from the membership. From time to time other groups are set-up to manage various projects from one-off events such as Regatta Week to Club development projects. If you would like to be involved, even in a small way, then email the committee and you can help/join the enthusiastic team that makes it all possible.

Want more information? Have a question to ask? Please contact us.

Please feel free to come along to the Club and meet us; we sail most weekends from March through to December. Take a look at our Calendar to see when we are open. 

Applying for Membership

Please download a membership form to see our fees and apply for membership. We do not charge a joining fee and offer an extended membership period when joining. Please contact the Membership Secretary for further details.

Please click to download a New Membership Application Form

Then scan/email or post the form with funds to:

Barry Knights, H(B)SC Membership Secretary

150-152 Fambridge Road, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6BH

Tel No: 07929 734684


Existing Members

Membership renewal forms are sent out in January. If you need another copy or to add to your existing renewal (e.g. additional boat storage) then:

Please click to download a Membership Renewal Form

Day Sailing for Non Members

HBSC has an ideal sheltered bay for sailing dinghies, windsurfers and kayaks and paddle boarders on tidal waters. For Non Members the club has a Day Sailing ticket which can be obtained from the club bar. So if you are a inland water sailor and would like to try open water, check our calendar to see when the Club is open.  We also have great grounds to camp over a weekend on a prearranged appointment.  Click here for more information on the Day Sailing ticket.


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