Tankerton Bay Sailing Club - Kent
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we currently only have Limited sailing and racing for members only
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we currently only have Limited sailing and racing for members only
Racing and cruising for a variety of abilities
Club clothing available to purchase - check off the water pages
Posing before the race!

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 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 course plus "have a go" days and sailing experiences for all abilities. 

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

13th July 2020 - We are currently closed for new membership applications due to the Covid-19 pandemic but are creating a waiting list. If interested please complete the contact us form and we will then be back in touch with you as we start to open more fully in the coming weeks and months.

For our members we now open for both supported sailing /racing at weekends as well as unsupported sailing for our more experienced sailors. The main club closed until further notice due to the Covid-19 crisis, but the toilets and galley/bar (accesable from the external serving hatch) will be open for limited access during the supported sailing events. Members should watch thier emails for further details and the controls put in place.

We have recenty issued a plan to slowly re-open the club in line with both Government and RYA advise. Details of our plan can be found on the recent Covid-19 news item. Sorry for any inconvience. The Club Committee  

Four newly qualified Assistant Instructors - September 2020

Four New RYA Assistant Instructors   

We are absolutely delighted that 4 club members have passed out as RYA assistant Instructors. They are Jenny along with three cadets, Hannah, Ethan and Alfie, who all have been working hard with Helen and Ted to learn the skills and techniques needed to assist with teaching RYA courses up to level 2. It’s clear both the trainers and trainees have had loads of fun, with some long days on the water and in the classroom as the

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An extraordinary summer in photos - August 2020

Check out the pictures from our Covid Summer here.

Due to Covid19 we couldn't reopen at all until June. Unsupported sailing got underway soon after, partial supported racing and cruising started in July and controlled training and improver sessions for more experienced sailors in August. The clubhouse and changing rooms remain closed (as does new membership unfortunately), but we are still regularly getting over 30 to 40 members at the club on a weekend day to enjoy ch

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Latest Members Communication - July 2020

In our latest Newsletter we share with our members our updated sailing calendar, what we have learned from our original Covid controls and where need to focus more. We also showcase further the work of our dedicated historians. The return to sailing plan allows us to cautiously and conservatively reopen further, but of course it is down to us all to follow both the Government and TBSC guidance if we wish to keep the virus at bay. Check out our controls out here  for duties and

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Coronavirus update

Coronavirus prevention at TBSC - 15th July 2020

Using guidance from the RYA and Sport England we have developed a plan for a phased return to normality. This builds on the Overall Covid Risk Assessment for the club, the Unsupported Sailing Guidance document we issued out mid-May in our membership, and provides a path to a slow re-opening. Our initial steps in May were to allow unsupported Sailing, followed by the completion of the winter works in June. In July we have managed t

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A living legacy - In recognition of Gordon and Jimmy Smallridge

We are delighted to receive a generous £1000 donation from Anne Martin (nee Smallridge) and her companion DIck Howard in memory of her late father, Gordon Smallridge a former TBSC Commodore, and mother Jimmy, who were part of the group who helped found the club in the early '60s. Anne and Dick have lived in Canada since the mid 1960's and Anne contacted the club last Autumn following her father and mothers recent passing. 

The money will support&nbs

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Tide Times & Heights for Whitstable Approaches on 3rd December 2020

High Tide 01:585.18m
Low Tide 08:250.80m
High Tide 14:205.15m
Low Tide 20:250.99m
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