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

The ethos of the club is...

  • ...to encourage the spirit of sailing with particular emphasis on family participation
  • ...to foster a spirit of comradeship amongst sailors using Tankerton's beaches
  • ...to organise races in accordance with Royal Yachting Association rules

We are very proud that these principal aims have continued from the beginning,and that the family approach is maintained.

We are of course a sailing club. But you don't have to own a boat or even sail to be a member. We have several non-sailing members, as well as many current sailors who joined to 'have a go' and realised that they liked it quite a lot..!!

eastbound view from the race tower

Great views East & West from the Race Tower...!!

westbound view from the race tower

Club House & Facilities:

The Club House is constructed at the base of a grass slope, providing 3 main levels to the building.

On the lower ground floor is the Bosun's locker, the Support Boat locker and the main rig & board storage area under the balcony.

The first floor level is the hub of the club house and consists of the main meeting area (where race briefings, etc, are held), a bar & galley, where drinks can be purchased at very low prices, as well as sandwiches, biscuits, crisps and hot drinks. Also off this main area are the changing rooms and toilets.
To the front of the main area is a large balcony overlooking the beach and sea which is ideal for watching the racing, as the water is just 7 metres away!

Lastly, on the top level of the club house is the race officers tower. As you can see from the pictures above this provides a perfect position for a clear view along Tankerton Bay, great for observing and managing the regular Sunday racing.