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 

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.

2023 Sailing Calendar 

We would like to thank our 2023 Cadet Silver Sponsors Practical Car and Van Hire Herne Bay and Club Admiral Jim and Maureen Flower. See here for details 


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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Laying Up Supper - class of '22

2022 celebrated in style

After 3 years absence, 100 members and guests dressed to impress and celebrated a wonderful year at the Marine Hotel on the 3rd of December at our annual Laying Up Supper. A packed evening kicked off with early arrival drinks from 6pm, followed by prize giving, a slap up 3 course meal, dancing, celebrating,  a few drinks and a raffle that raised over £600 for cadet development. Thankyou to all those who made it such a special evening

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Training Centre Hat Trick!

Fantastic news! for the third year in a row the club has been awarded a clean report from the RYA for our Training Centre. Getting one clean inspection is great, but two and now three are really very rare.

So well done to all those involved led by our Training Principal, Jayne Bartholomew and the Northshore team of Helen and Ted North, we really have a training centre to be proud of.

Big call outs to Hannah, Ethan, Andrew, Jenny, Guy G, New Ethan, Shirley, Tom, J

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Tide Times & Heights for Whitstable Approaches on 1st December 2023

High Tide 02:295.11m
Low Tide 09:040.82m
High Tide 15:005.08m
Low Tide 20:581.26m
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