Wivenhoe Sailing Club is a vibrant and friendly club, a fun place to visit for everyone who wants to come and spend their leisure time by or on the water.

We have members who sail, row, paddle and potter about in all sorts of craft and we welcome anyone who wants to engage in gentle and quiet activity on the river.

Wivenhoe is a popular and excellent location for cruiser sailors, convenient for continental trips and with local east coast estuaries offering both marina facilities and quiet anchorages.

Dinghy races take place on Sundays between April and December with Social Sailing on Saturdays in summer.  The Club has tidal moorings for members and is well equipped to enable cruiser sailors to lay-up at the clubhouse and launch using our own slipway

We have a modern Clubhouse with a comfortable bar and lounge to relax in on Friday evenings and after weekend sailing and also hosts social events throughout the year especially during the winter months.

If you would like to join us we would love to hear from you.  Come to the club during a Friday evening or at lunch time on Sunday, introduce yourself and collect an application form.  Please email wscmembershipsec@gmail.com with any questions about WSC membership.

The Club was founded in 1925 by a small group of local yachtsmen and moved to the current premises in 1994.  Click here for an aerial view of the clubhouse.     


Clubhouse Opening Times
Friday       20:00hrs - 23:00hrs Main Club Night  
Sunday     12:00hrs - 14:00hrs   
Thursday  20:00hrs - 23:00hrs Carpet Bowls                                                                  

Club Notices

  • Dinghy Training As requested we are looking into organising some dinghy training at Alton Water. The course(s) would run for two days (probably over a weekend or could be on two ...
    Posted 21 May 2018, 00:23 by eric strudwick
  • The scattering of Ian Hooke's ashes.
    Posted 23 Aug 2017, 02:10 by eric strudwick
  • Maldon Port Guide (2018) A message to local sailors from   Julie Stuchbery, Clerk, Maldon Harbour Improvement Commissioners"We hope that you will visit Maldon this year.  If you need further information, please do not ...
    Posted 16 May 2018, 01:23 by eric strudwick
  • Sailing for disabled sailors The Royal Harwich Yacht Club has asked that we publicise their “Woolverstone Project” based on the RYA “Sailability” programme. Sailing takes place at Alton Water all year and at the ...
    Posted 22 Apr 2017, 03:22 by eric strudwick
  • RYA Safe Trx A FREE app developed by the RYA for smartphone (Android & Iphone) on which you can plan trips, log journeys, and trigger alerts. Users can enter your journey details and set ...
    Posted 18 Jun 2016, 07:01 by clubsecretary wsc
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How to Join WSC

Applications for membership are invited from sailors of all kinds and others with a genuine interest in sailing and the sea. For more information see here.