Tankerton Bay Sailing Club - Kent
2019 sailing programme coming soon!
2019 sailing programme coming soon!
2019 training programme now out!
December Laying-up Supper - see news and photos
2019 membership forms now online
Membership trip to RYA Dinghy show in March planned
2019 Training programme now out!

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 generally race on Sundays as well as having a full sailing calendar including cruising and more relaxed sailing for both dinghy and catamaran sailors supported by a fun social programme over most weekends from late March to early November. Additionally we are an accredited RYA Training Centre offering a range of courses for all abilities. .

If you would like to find out more, then please use the contact us form. Better still, why not call in at the club on a weekend during the sailing season, when we would be pleased to talk to you about our club, and to answer any questions that you may have?

Laying Up Supper

A great evening was had by 100 members and friends at the Marine on the 1st December as we celebrated a great season for which we have much to shout about. Terrific racing, reinvigorated training (thanks North Shore!) an up and coming youth section (us experienced sailors need to watch out...) and plenty of activity both on and off the shore. Membership booming and recognition through the RYA members survey that we are one of the best clubs in the south east  


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Topper Factory Visit

Visit to TOPPER Sailboats

On 22 November 2018 Ten Club Members braved the fog and road works on the M20 to see how our local International boat builder produces  its injection / rota-moulded sailboats and catamarans from its base in Ashford Kent.

TOPPER Sailboats are best known  for the production of the Topper sailing dinghy that shares the companies name. With nearly  50,000 having been produced from just one mould since 1976, the Ashford Production Team j

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Last Sailing Day of the season

What a great day!

The 3rd November was the last sailing day of the year. We had a wonderful turnout with over 20 boats and probably around 35 people on the water....
In the Cat fleet, Tim and Ashten Blades came in 2nd on their Dart 18 and claimed their first long distance cats series. In the Mono fleet, Ted North also finished 2nd on the day which secured the mono long distance series. We are informed that this is his first series win in over 50 years of sailing! Well do

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Bart's Bash Race 2018

16th September 2018 saw Tankerton Bay Sailing Club take part for the third year running in the largest sailing race in the world, 'Bart's Bash'.

This international charity race is organised by the Andrew Simpson Foundation (ASF) in memory of Andrew (Bart) Simpson, a double Olympic medallist who tragically lost his life whilst training for the America’s Cup in 2013. This is the fifth year the race has been run since the first in 2014. The ASF uses this eve

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Summer Holidays Sailing at Tankerton Bay

Tankerton Bay’s own RYA Training Centre has been a hive of activity over the summer break. 

6 adults and 15 children have come along to our various courses in August. We have battled high winds and 3-foot waves (which the youngsters seemed to love swimming in) and we have had days of sunshine and perfect training winds - generally a nice long-shore force 2 to 3. We have introduced families and individuals to sailing from age 8 to 60 plus, running Stage 1 Youth and Level 1

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Tide Times & Heights for Whitstable Approaches on 23rd February 2019

High Tide 03:075.59m
Low Tide 09:360.18m
High Tide 15:385.42m
Low Tide 21:370.75m
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