Hold your next championship event at Herne Bay Sailing Club
Herne Bay Sailing Club has a long history of hosting National and European Championships and Open events. We have been running successful events since at least 1957 and have hosted a wide variety of dinghy classes. Typical fleet sizes range from 25-80 boats these days and some very large fleets in the earlier days: more than 200 Fireflys in 1960 and 102 Albacores in 1985. We are based on the North Kent Coast just 50 minutes from the M25. We are a small club and you will be sure of a friendly welcome.
What we offer
Superb coastal waters offering excellent sailing with the ability to launch at all states of the tide.
Experienced race management team.
Full use of clubhouse including changing rooms and lounge.
Patrol and Safety boats.
Sun deck view of racing.
Cooked breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
Fully stocked bar including a range of Kentish Ales.
Camping and camper van parking on site (subject to obtaining permission from Canterbury City Council)
Our event organisation team work with you to tailor a package to suit your event, your sailors and your guests.
Please contact the Sailing Secretary to enquire about hosting your next championship event at HBSC: Sailing Secretary E: firstname.lastname@example.org Herne Bay Sailing Club Beacon Hill Herne Bay, Kent CT6 6BA
Quotes from previous events
Please be sure to thank the whole team at Herne Bay Sailing Club for making us so welcome. UKWA chair, 2019.
The OK class cannot certainly cannot speak highly enough of the effort Herne Bay SC put in, be it launching the RIBs at 6:00am, the super efficient trolley service, that meals that were put on or the bar being kept stocked up to meet the fleet's needs. Karen Robertson, 2017.
Going to a small club has its advantages, the club was so accommodating and friendly, hope to return soon. Hornet class 2016.
The fleet were treated to the well practiced Herne Bay launching routine. Where else can you launch without getting your feet wet and without having to worry about taking the trolley back? Laser 2000 class, 2005.
Past events Here is an incomplete list of the championships hosted at Herne Bay Sailing Club since 1957. 1957 National Firefly single-handed championships 1958 National Firefly single-handed championships 1960 Firefly National Championships 1965 National Firefly championships 1967 National Albacore championships. 1968 Fireball Open 1969 Fireball Open 1971 Hornet Worlds 11-17 September 1972 Albacore National Championships 1973 OK National Championships 1974 Mirror Southern Areas 1975 Hornet National Championships 1977 OK National Championships 1977 Albacore & Hornets Open Meeting 1979 Firefly National Championships 1981/2 Round table regatta 198? Fireball 1982 Albacore National Championships 1985 Albacore World and National Championships (held over a fortnight) 1987 ish National Championships 1989 Lark Class National Championship 5-11 August 1989 Albacores 1993 Fireball Open 1999 Pacer Nationals 2001 Pacer Nationals 2001 Round Three of the popular European North Sea Cup Series of windsurfing 9-10 June 2001 Finn Nationals 29 August 2001 OK Nationals 2002 National Albacore Class National Championship 3-5 August 2002 International OK Dinghy Eastern Championship 3-4 August 2002 Man of Kent 22 September (and at least two others) 2002 Pacer Nationals 10 September 2003 Pacer Nationals 2004 Catamaran Open Festival 19-20 June 2004 Hobie 16 TT 19-20 June 2005 Laser 2000 Millenium Series and Asymmetric Dinghy Open 2-3 July 2006 ISO Open 24-25 June 2007 Boss, Spice, Buzz and Iso National Championship 25-27 August 2008 RS Vision Open 17 May 2009 RS All Comers Regatta for RS Visions, RS Teras, RS Qbas and RS Fevas 20-21 June 2009 Hornet Nationals 5-6 September 2009 Europe Nationals 5-6 September 2010 UK Laser Association Laser 4.7 Ladder 9-10 October 2010 Hornet Final Fling 9-10 October 2011 Hornet Open 2-3 July 2015 UK Windsurfing Association National Championships Round 3 4-5 July 2015 National 12 Burton Week 22-25 August 2016 UK Windsurfing Association Cup 2 11-12 June 2016 Hornet Europeans & UK National Championship 6-9 August 2017 UK Windsurfing Association Cup 4 15-16 July 2017 OK Dinghy National Championship 21-24 September 2018 Hadron H2 National Championship 7-9 September 2019 Hornet Open 21-22 September (cancelled) 2019 UK Windsurfing Association National Cup Championships 6 5-6 October 2020 UK Windsurfing Association October (cancelled due to COVID) 2021 Hadron H2 National Championship 3-5 September 2022 OK Dinghy National Championship
Family Sailing at its best
We are a family friendly sailing club and enjoy some of the best sailing waters on the North Kent coast. Our favourable location and our own slipway access mean that we are able to launch and recover at most states of the tide. We have members of all ages and abilities, and anyone interested in sailing with us can be sure of receiving plenty of help and encouragement.
Herne Bay Sailing Club Beacon Hill Herne Bay Kent CT6 6BA