Newhaven and Seaford Sailing Club

Newhaven and Seaford Sailing Club

Club Information

Newhaven and Seaford Sailing Club is based in East Sussex and is a family run sailing and water sports club that was founded in 1952. An RYA accredited training centre, the club offers dinghy, catamaran, windsurfing and keelboat sailing. The club offers year-round sailing, access to a beach, lake and marina facilities. There is also a selection of water sports including; kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding. The club runs at two locations, Seaford open water and Piddinghoe lake.

Newhaven and Seaford sailing club offers a wide range of dinghies for hire for members these include Optimist’s, Toppers, Fevas, Picos, Lasers and can be hired. There is also the opportunity to hire Catamarans.

The clubhouse offers changing rooms and showers at both its sites. At Piddinghoe the gallery is run by volunteers and sometimes serves food on Sunday racing in the winter. At Seaford sailors can use the cafe in the galley with discounts before and after racing. The galley is reserved for members during a race.

NSSC is unaccredited as a training centre. The training is run by experienced coaches and the courses are reasonably priced for all ages and fitness levels. The club caters for youth training and provides a dedicated youth pathway to make training safe fun and a good environment to build confidence for younger people.

NSSC office racing for dinghies and catamarans throughout the year. Seaford covers racing in the summer, and the Piddinghoe location provides racing in the winter. There have been sailors who have competed for Olympic places racing alongside well-known sailors who also took part in the clubs training programme.

The club also provides handicap racing on a Sunday. This is a great chance for all levels and ages, sailing different boats, the chance to race together.

NSSC also provides a lively social programme at both sites. At Seaford there are club nights for members are their families to network. There also quiz nights, bingo and a race night evening. At Piddinghoe there are impromptu gathering and BBQs, there’s a chance to camp too!

New members are always welcome.


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