Tankerton Bay Sailing Club - Kent
The best sailing club on the North Kent coast
The best sailing club on the North Kent coast
Racing and cruising for a variety of abilities
The view
Cadet club
Fun series
Mixed fleet racing

Tankerton Bay Sailing Club

Situated on the North Kent Coast, an area popular with sailors, the Tankerton Bay Sailing Club was formed in 1962. There is a friendly atmosphere, welcoming all ages and all abilities.

We sail most weekends and certain weekdays from late March through to early November, enjoying dinghy and catamaran racing, cruising and relaxed sailing supported by a fun social programme and fun cadet club

As an accredited RYA Training Centre we offer a range of courses.

If you would like to find out more about what we do, then please use the contact us form.

2024 Calendar now live! 

We would like to thank the 2023 sponsors of our cadet development programme. Click here for more information.


Cadet success for Ralph Hadley

Huge congratulations to one of our brilliant youngsters, Ralph Hadley, who recently achieved 3rd overall at the ITCA Winter Championship in Weymouth. Competing against 31 entries he achieved two 1st places, a 4th, 5th and 6th place over the weekend racing in mixed conditions.

Ralph has also been awarded the Barton Marine Rising Star for 2024.

Discover more about Ralph in an article in Yachtsandyachting.com. where you can find out more about how he got into s

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Laying Up Supper - That's a wrap for 2023!

TBSC celebrated the end of the sailing season with its annual Laying Up Supper at The Marine Hotel on Saturday, 2nd December 2023. The trophies and awards presented throughout the evening represented so many personal achievements, both on and off the water, during the year.

Commodore, Ian Mills, said: “What a season we had, which was topped off by a perfect Laying Up Supper at The Marine Hotel. So many achievements for so many of our members. There was so much to celebrat

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Long Distance Cat Cruise - class of '23

Twelve cats, one RIB, 20 intrepid sailors, two destinations

 The annual long distance cat cruise was supported by our largest fleet yet. Following a detailed briefing (sailing out on an ebb tide brings sand banks and hidden obstacles into play) 12 cats along with James and Colin on support boat set sail for Westgate Bay, 15 miles east near Margate. We left on the ebb tide around 9am and we were hoping that 2hrs sailing would get us to Westgate. Unfortunately,

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Toppertastic at ITCA Topper Coastal Championships (NS4)

The ITCA Topper Coastal Championships (NS4), hosted between Tankerton Bay Sailing Club and Whitstable Yacht Club on 20th and 21st May 2023, was a roaring success. 

After nearly two years in the planning, both sailing clubs finally welcomed over 100 young sailors to take part in two days of racing on the North Kent Coast. This was the first time an ITCA sailing event had been to our shores and it was an amazing sight. Over 50 volunteers from our members&

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Cadet Sponsorship Success and Opportunity!

We are delighted to announce Silver Cadet Sponsorship from both Practical Car & Van Hire Herne Bay and Jim and Maureen Flower (Jim is our current Club Admiral). Their sponsorship will help embed and support ongoing cadet development at the club. Thank you!!    

But this isn't all! We are currently inviting other businesses and individuals to be part of this exciting regeneration programme of the Club’s equipment and facilities to support t

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Tide Times & Heights for Whitstable Approaches on 13th June 2024

High Tide 05:584.62m
Low Tide 11:481.51m
High Tide 18:044.68m
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