Tankerton Bay Sailing Club - Kent
Cadet sailing at its best
Cadet sailing at its best
Providing an inclusive range of sailing opportunities
Confidence-building, fun and safe sailing activities
Developing young sailors to the best of their abilities
Hosting club, inter-club and national racing events
Offering sailing experiences to young people in our community


Tankerton Bay Sailing Club (TBSC) is proud to have a vibrant and enthusiastic group of sailing cadets. The Club provides a dedicated programme of activities, both on and off the water, for its cadet members. All activities are led by qualified and highly experienced volunteers in its membership to deliver the very best experience for young people (ages 8 to 18) who wish to learn and develop their skills in sailing.

As well as providing a range of sailing opportunities, we believe we have one of the best locations on the north Kent coast. Whether, as a young person, you are new to sailing or wish to advance your existing skills, TBSC will help you to achieve your goals. Our programme for cadets provides activities, along with Club racing, to suit all competencies and aspirations. 

At TBSC, we recognise the experience and enjoyment gained from learning to sail can provide many important developmental skills, as well as mental and physical health benefits. Our ambition is to provide confidence-building, fun and safe sailing opportunities for young people.

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TBSC Cadet Development Programme is supported by the Alex Holliday Trust, Smallridge Living Legacy Fund and money raised by our members. Businesses and individuals are helping us to improve our sailing equipment and facilities to enable us to provide a broad range of sailing experiences for young people in our local community.
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Become a Sponsor of TBSC Cadet Development (8-18yrs)

Tankerton Bay Sailing Club (TBSC) is inviting businesses and individuals to be part of an exciting regeneration programme of the Club’s equipment and facilities to support the growth and development of its cadet membership (8-18yrs). About our Club TBSC was founded in 1962 by a small gro...

Cadet Sailing Calendar 2024

Tankerton Bay Sailing Club has a comprehensive sailing calendar for its members. Sailing activities in 2024 for cadets include:   April  Saturday, 13 April at 14:00: Cadet Club Saturday, 27 April and Sunday, 28 April: ITCA SE at WYC (Training and Racing) M...

Alex Holliday Trust

The Alex Holliday Trust is a TBSC scholarship scheme that was founded in memory of Alex Holliday. The Holliday family were enthusiastic members of TBSC. Alex Holliday was a cadet and loved sailing. Tragically, Alex passed away whilst on a school trip to Cuba. In his memory, his par...

Smallridge Living Legacy Fund

The Smallridge Living Legacy Fund was founded in 2019 in memory of a former TBSC Commodore, Gordon Smallridge, and his wife, Jimmy. Anne Martin donated £1,000 in her father and mother's memory to TBSC to support the development of sailing activities devoted to inspir...

ITCA Topper Coastal Championships (NS4)

Tankerton Bay Sailing Club was delighted to host the ITCA Topper Coastal Championships (NS4) with Whitstable Yacht Club on 20th and 21st May 2023. 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 Ken...

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