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Sailing on the Isle of Wight

Sailing on the Isle of Wight is a very popular leisure activity and attracts visitors from all over the world, especially during Cowes Week. Out of all the various water sports enjoyed here, sailing on the Isle of Wight is the pastime that is most well known and has the highest participation. Due to the outstanding sailing conditions around the Island, there is an abundance of excellent sailing events taking place throughout the year. There are several sailing and yacht clubs to help your enjoyment of sailing on the Isle of Wight, which are listed below.

Bembridge Sailing Club
Embankment Road
PO35 5NR
Tel: 01983 872237

Bembridge Sailing Club

Bembridge Sailing Club specialises in dinghy racing, including instruction and training.

Brading Haven Yacht Club
Embankment Road
PO33 1XQ
Tel: 01983 872289 (Clubhouse), 01983 873911 (Office)

Brading Yacht Club

Brading Haven Yacht Club is open all year round and is popular with all age-groups.

Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club
39 Birmingham Road
PO31 7BH
Tel: 01983 296333 (Secretary), 01983 293526 (Bar/Members)

Corinthian Yacht Club

Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club is well placed to offer excellent management and on-water facilities and is close to the towns shops, pubs and restaurants.

East Cowes Sailing Club
Clarence Road East
PO32 6ET
Tel: 01983 531687

East Cowes Sailing Club caters for a wide range of boats and boating activities and includes a fishing section.

Fishbourne Sailability Club
c/o Royal Victoria Yacht Club
91 Fishbourne Lane
PO33 4EU
Tel: 01983 882325

Associated with the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, the object of the Fishbourne Sailability Club is to promote and facilitate water sports for people with disability.

Gurnard Sailing Club
29 Shore Road
PO31 8LD
Tel: 01983 295169

Gurnard Sailing Club

Gurnard Sailing Club is located on the shores of Gurnard Bay, near Cowes. It is a superb location for sailing and windsurfing with the prevailing south-westerly winds.

Island Sailing Club
70 High Street
PO31 7RE
Tel: 01983 296621 (Admin Office), 01983 249434 (Bar)

A Club with a rich heritage, excellent facilities and a superb location. It boasts the most seaward of all the floating pontoons on the Isle of Wight and is the organiser of the world famous ´ Round The Island Race´.

Island Youth Water Activities Centre
Whitegates Arctic Road
PO31 7PG

This is a voluntary organisation, grant aided by the Isle of Wight Youth & Community Service.

Junior Offshore Group
28 Nodes Road
PO31 8AB
Tel: 01983 291192

The Club organises offshore races for IRC yachts racing from the Solent. Races are normally completed in a weekend, including any return voyage.

Royal Victoria Yacht Club
91 Fishbourne Lane
PO33 4EU
Tel: 01983 882325


The Royal Victoria Yacht Club in Ryde offers the sailor a wide range of activities, from cruising to dinghy racing.

Royal Yacht Squadron
The Castle Cowes
PO31 7QT
Tel: 01983 292191


The Yacht Club, as the Squadron was first known, was founded on the 1st of June 1815 at the Thatched House Tavern in St James´s, London.

Seaview Yacht Club
The Esplanade
PO34 5HB
Tel: 01983 613268

Seaview Yacht Club owns of a fleet of 13 keel day boats called ´Mermaids´ which is available to non-members to charter and has become a popular form of corporate entertainment.

Shanklin Sailing Club
Hope Road
PO37 6EA
Tel: 01983 523636

Shanklin Sailing Club

Sailing Club based in the lovely location of Shanklin, between Sandown and Ventnor.

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