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

  • Strategy Meeting October 12th @ 19:30 Following the very successful members’ meeting on August 2nd 2017, your committee has arranged a follow-up session. The VC will report on the progress of issues discussed last meeting and present some of the current issues. One issues that the committee would like members’ view on is: “How does the club continue without enough volunteers to take on vital tasks”.Click here to download the documents         Agenda               Notes of Aug 2017 meeting from Chris Wood      Progress report from Nick White
    Posted 11 Oct 2018, 01:01 by Wivenhoe Sailing Club
  • Laying-Up Supper & Prize Giving Nov 17, 18:15 Booking is now open for the Laying-Up Supper & Prize Giving. Please book your place by October 31st, as we must confirm numbers with the caterers by then.Click here to download a booking form     MS Word Version     PDF Version          Print and complete the form and deliver it to the clubhouse. Please email Myrna at   myrnaharbour@gmail.com  with any queries.Myrna & Carole are organising the event and would appreciate offers of help during the afternoon of Friday November 16th to set up and decorate the clubhouse.
    Posted 11 Oct 2018, 01:02 by Wivenhoe Sailing Club
  • JJ Prior Ever wondered where the Priors sand & gravel barges go?   Click here to watch a video on YouTube
    Posted 16 Sep 2018, 09:31 by eric strudwick
  • Speed limits in the river Colne Click here to view the leaflet about speed limits in the river Colne; produced by Colchester Borough Council and Brightlingsea Harbour Authority.The leaflet gives the following contact points for reporting speeding craft or other issues.Brightlingsea Harbour Office – telephone 01206 302200 or call VHF channel 68Brightlingsea Harbour Police Officer – telephone 101Email:   marineu@essex.pnn.police.uk  
    Posted 1 Sep 2018, 01:12 by eric strudwick
  • WSC Open Day, Saturday September 29th, 12:30 – 16:00 Come along and meet us at our Club House.Try out sailing a dinghy or yacht with the help of our members.Or if you prefer, have a trip on the river in our club motor boat.The bar is open and other refreshments available too. Club members will be there to answer questions and show you our facilities. Contact the Vice Commodore to book a trial sail or take a chance on the day.Please email thevicecommodorewsc@gmail.com
    Posted 31 Aug 2018, 09:24 by Wivenhoe Sailing Club
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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.