Wilsonian Sailing Club

Wilsonian Sailing Club

Club Information

Founded in 1959, located on the north shite of the river Medway near Rochester in Kent. A large club that is solely focussed on dinghy sailing priding itself on being friendly and welcoming to new members and visitors.

Dinghies are launched from the shingle beach. The club has a full racing and training programme and the river provides great cruising.

Wilsonian Sailing Club has facilities to allow all types of dinghy sailing throughout the year. The club has a development plan to ensure its facilities are kept up to modern standards.

The club house has changing facilities with hot showers, including disabled access/ use.  A bar that serves food with a sunny veranda overlooking the water, large car park and camping area. The club can also accommodate storage of 100 dinghies.

There are two slips that can be used to access the river, with freshwater hoses and motorised winches for pulling the heavier dinghies.

The club promotes an active membership.

The club offers winter series racing and sailing all year round on the weekends. These include class racing and handicap racing.

The club organizes dinghy cruises in addition to the race programme. These cruises which are always timed around high waters are aimed to take members in their dinghies to places on the river where the normal racing does not venture.

There are a range of courses that the club offers. For young sailors who are doing training, Teras, Toppers, Laser Radials and Fevas are recommended. For adult training, 2000s, Laser radials and Wayfarers are used.

The club is a RYA recognised training centre and provides training in dinghy sailing and powerboating available to Wilsonian members. Members of the public can also sign up for the training courses by purchasing a temporary membership.

Courses are for both adults and youth sailing.

The club offers a range of dinghies from Wayfarer, Laser 2000, Topper, Laser Standard, Laser Radial, Optimist.


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