We are a family friendly sailing club and enjoy some of the best sailing waters on the North Kent coast.

Less than 15 minutes from the end of the M2 motorway and 45 minutes from the M25, 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.

Fancy sailing out to watch the Swale Smack & Barge Race - 8th August

Update - 11:00 on the water  to sail out and meet the fleet which should start rounding the Herne Bay mark at 12. We will be sailing against the tide with light 7-8mph winds starting out NNW and moving to N/NE. Given this we are aiming for an 11:00 launch of safety boat(s) followed by all other boats. Note that low tide is at 13.17 when water will be at 1.2m this means recoveries either before 12.40 or after 13.40.

Training update

The training team would like to offer the following training courses over the next few months before the end of the season.

RYA Level 1&2
RYA Power Boat Level 2
RYA Start racing
RYA Seamanship

Please can you email Nathan on nathan@hudsonsfish.co.uk or call on 07785953831 if you are interested please can you indicate if you would like the course on a week day or weekend and any dates that you are currently unavailable?

Best Regards

Herne Bay Sailing Club Team

A message from The Commodore

Dear Member

I thought I would drop members a quick update on what is turning out to be a very busy year for the club:

Ladies Day, well what more can be said hey!

The Windsurfing event over the weekend of 4th/5th July went very well and turned a tidy profit for the club.  Furthermore, the event is well accepted within the town and is a boost to trade as well as lifting the profile of the club.

Improving all the time - 11/7/15

The improvers gather again and rigged with a strong force 3/4 westerly promising some exciting sailing. Some reefed while others started to estimate how many capsizes they would be performing. However in the time it took to get changed and have our briefing the wind dropped to a sedate force 1/2. The plan was to sail a short triangle composed of a beat, broad reach and run. The challenge for us was to continue to sailing flat while being fast round the marks.

Memorial weekend - 18/19 July

This weekend we are running our annual memorial races remembering Paul Smith and Jim Newbery. We will have a number of racing and non-racing guests around the club - I'm sure you will afford them our traditional warm welcome.

There are still spaces available for volunteers in safety boats and the galley throughout the weekend (names to Harvey please). Timings are as follows:

Saturday - Paul Smith memorial races

1330 start - Pursuit race followed by a single handicap race

Cream Teas and BBQ

Sunday - Jim Newbery memorial races

Windows, deaf sailing and the 10K: can you spare an hour?

Dear all,

It was a fantastic weekend with the Windsurfers and there was a great turn out from the club with members volunteering for all sorts of jobs from early morning to late night. Our guests were very complimentary about the hospitality and the club. Well done all.

More help is needed in the next few days:


Window Working Party Tuesday 7th July

Mike will be at the clubhouse on Tuesday from 1.30pm to start replacing some of the foggy perspex in the  windows. He'd appreciate help if you have some time to spare.

Improving all the time - 27/6/15

This Saturday saw the first improvers session since the fixing of the slipway. The south westerly winds were light but the sailors were willing. On the water were three Qba's, two Visions , a Laser and a Topper. Laurie was leading the session and Doug was helming the safety boat.

Oh Buoy (or marks my words!)

The race marks in the boat shed have been sorted out and tidied up as some safety boat crews will have noticed. Guidance notices have been displayed on the wall and further explanation and detail may be useful.

There are two sizes of anchor for use with the race marks which are 5kg for the yellow pill marks and inflatable Volvo marks which are in the yellow tubs, and 7.5kg for the 2m orange Crewsaver pillar marks which are in the black tubs.

Cadet Day - Deaf Sailing 11th July

Please Please can I ask for volunteers to take out some deaf children and families for a sailing experience on the 11th July, we are hosting a local deaf sporting group and friends and would like give these children a wonderful experience.

I am looking for the following volunteers

    Competent sailors with own Boats
    Competent sailors - Club boats
    Competent cadets
    Rescue boat drivers
    Shore crew - helping on off the water
    Tea bar helpers
    Bar crew
    Burger Flipper


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