Wivenhoe Sailing Club is a vibrant and friendly club, welcoming both dinghy and yacht cruiser sailors. Dinghy races take place on Sundays between April and December with Social Sailing on Saturdays in summer. There is a variety of dinghy classes sailed at Wivenhoe Sailing Club with a focus on vintage and classic dinghies of which the local 15 foot Wivenhoe One Design (WOD) class is popular. Racing is keen for both the WODs and the handicap fleet and often results in close competition. Cruiser races and social cruises are run over the summer months. We have a thriving Cadet section (age 10+) and can provide assistance for adults to learn to sail .

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.The Club has tidal cruiser moorings for members and is well equipped to enable cruiser sailors to lay-up at the clubhouse and launch using our own slipway. 

The Club has 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.

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 - 15:00hrs   
Monday    21:00hrs - 23:00hrs
Thursday  20:00hrs - 23:00hrs Carpet Bowls                                                                  

Club Notices

  • The scattering of Ian Hooke's ashes.
    Posted 23 Aug 2017, 02:10 by eric strudwick
  • Marine Day of Action lands three in court for speeding Three speeding boats in the river Colne get fines and costs totalling £3.5kRead about it on the Colchester Borough Council website.
    Posted 25 May 2017, 10:24 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 11 Apr 2018, 09:38 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.