Canvey Road Canvey Island Essex, SS8 0QT Tel: 01268 792278
Some visiting moorings available up to 45'. Diesel available daytime. Drinking water 24 hours. Chandlery available daytime. Showers 24 hours. Provisions, laundry, repairs, craneage available locally. Club approaches dry out 2 hours either side of low water. 6 foot (1.80m) draught at high water.
Blue Circle Sailing Club was founded in 1956 and enjoys very good sailing and windsurfing conditions on an 140 acre lake at Cliffe in North Kent. The lake is separated from the Thames estuary only by a sea wall and so experiences good sea breezes especially in the afternoon with the added safety of inland sailing.
Blue Circle is the ideal location for any learner to gain confidence on the water, we are an RYA recognised Training Centre and run courses during the season for Adult and Junior club members.
The club has a full racing calendar including a 2 day Snipe open meeting, Spring , Summer & Autum handicap points series along with a frostbite winter competition.
Main classes are Snipe, Laser, Lightning 368, Topper, Mirror, Cadet and sailboard though a wide variety of other classes are also represented. The club owns a number of boats including a Snipe, Wayfarer, Laser, three Toppers, two Cadets & two Opties. These are for use by Club members on a first come first served basis.
The modern club house is open on Sundays during the season when hot and cold refreshments and food are available, and a number of barbecues are held during the summer usually after major race meetings or at the club Open Day. The club also has mens and ladies changing rooms with showers.
The club does not compromise on safety and a safety boat is on the water during all club racing events a buddy system is operated at all other times.
Erith Yacht Club, founded 1900, is located on the tidal Thames easily reached from both the north and south shores of the Thames, ideal for cruisers and dinghies. The new Clubhouse, sheds, pontoon and other numerous facilities available, assist in offering an excellent sailing experience. We are also an RYA Training Centre with a large Youth section. Due to generous grants we are a true Olympic Legacy Club. There are nearby shops and a supermarket in Erith Town Centre and two stations all within a short bus ride or walk. Parking is good. Club Members are extremely friendly and willing to assist fellow sailors if and when necessary..
A new facility situated in the London Docklands downstream of the Woolwich Ferry on the North side in Gallions Reach. Deep water pontoon moorings available, 24 hour security. Pump out ashore toilets and showers. Docklands Light Railway provides transport into town up to 00.30 hours. Locking available 5 hours either side of high water. Provisions locally or in Woolwich across the river. Woolwich Ferry and foot tunnel 15 minutes walk away.
Marked swinging visitor's mooring available. Storage, crane, water, showers and usual clubhouse facilities available at weekends throughout the sailing season. Contact Hon. Secretary (01474 852012) for moorings at other times. Canal basin and further moorings are accessible from ½ hour before high water only. For lock opening times contact Embankment Marina 01474 535700 or Sailing Club. Diesel and Petrol available in Town Centre ½ mile.
Vacant members moorings also made available. Drinking water, showers, repairs and usual club house facilities available on Tuesday and weekends. Anchoring is not allowed, commercial river traffic is substantial in the vicinity particularly barge trains moor up nearby to swing with the tide.
Swinging moorings may be available on request, on above phone. Semi-sheltered temporary anchorage in lee of Chainrock Jetty in area above creek entrance. Beware of drying out. Anchoring is not permitted in fairway near present moorings. Bottom is mud and shelves. Local Pub close to slipway over Sea Wall.
Hurlingham Yacht Club
Deodar Road London, SW15 2NP Tel: 020 8788 5547
Clubhouse located under the south end of Fulham Railway Bridge with landing pontoon and brow. Full facilities and yard for boat building, repair and storage. Drying out and midstream moorings. Pontoon moorings on the north bank with electricity and water and walk-on, walk-off access at all tide states. Visitors welcome. Prior notice advisable.
Visitor moorings available in secure marina (pre-booking advised to avoid disappointment). Ideal location for all river and sea-going pleasure craft. All berths have mains power and water; other facilities include pump-out, elsan disposal, toilets, showers, laundry, rubbish disposal and recycling facilities. The Cruising Association Headquarters (with bar and catering facilities) are located by the marina and welcome visiting yachts. Limehouse Lock is available from 0800 to 1800 April to September and 0800 to 1600 October to March, with restricted access 2 hours either side of low water. 24 hours' notice is required to lock in outside of these times - VHF Channel 80, call-sign "Limehouse marina".
7 High Street Queenborough Sheppey Kent, ME11 5AA Tel: 01795 663955
A useful sheltered haven for transiting yachtsmen into and out of Central London (approx. 40 miles from London Bridge). Moorings allocated by Asst.Harbour Controller if available. No alongside berths, Lighter for rafting off-shore. Yacht Club is open 19.00 - 23.00 Friday; - 15.00, 19.00 - 23.00 Saturday and 12.00 - 15.00 on Sundays when a listening watch is kept on VHF M band and drinking water, showers, bar meals and telephone are available. All-tide landing stage (15 mins max), trot boat by arrangement. Diesel, petrol. Chandlery and provisions all available locally.
The Towpath Embankment Putney London SW15 1LB 020 8788 9786
South Bank Sailing Club is open to all and is located in a stunning riverside setting opposite Fulham Football Club with the wide open spaces of Barn Elms playing fields behind it.
Our sailing schedule includes weekend events throughout the year and mid-week in the summer, either racing round buoys on Putney Reach or down the river as far as the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye.
We have a well-deserved reputation of being friendly and welcoming to new members. So if you are interested in joining, please contact us to arrange a visit.
Lock Office Rope Street Plough Way London, SE16 7SZ Tel: 020 7252 2244 Fax: 020 7237 3806
The marina is manned 24 hours maintaining a VHF watch on Channel 37.
Enclosed dock marina with 200 secure berths, situated on the South bank 2 ½ miles downstream of Tower Bridge. Holding pontoon is available adjacent to Greenland Pier which is just outside the marina entrance. Tidal window approximately +2 ½ -2 hrs either side of high water London Bridge. Showers, telephone, drinking water, CCTV. Provisions, laundry and repairs available locally, enquire at the Lock office. Crane up to 20 tonnes by arrangement Monday - Friday.
The Southend Marine Activities Centre is run by SBC Leisure services and offers training in Dinghy Sailing, Canoeing, Windsurfing, Powerboat Driving and the safe use of a PWC.
St Katharine's Yacht Club
50 St Katharine's Way London, E19 1LB Tel: 020 7488 0555 Fax: 020 7537 2266
VHF Channel M(37) and 80 during scheduled locking times call "ST KATHARINE'S".
The most central marina to the West End and the City has a Yacht Club with showers, toilets, launderette, telephones. Temporary membership is awarded to visitors for up to a month. Local shops include a Safeways supermarket. Tube and buses run from Tower Hill into London. Taxi rank at the Tower Thistle Hotel. Water, electricity both 16 amp and 32 amp is available on the pontoons. Customs and Immigration can be arranged through the Haven Office. Temporary waiting moorings on the inside of St Katharine's Pier for shallow draught vessels and on the moorings laid between the lock and HMS President Pier.
Diesel available from the "Thames Refueller" 400 yards below lock between 09.00 and 16.00 hrs week days. 09.00 and 13.00 hrs Sundays. VHF Channel 14 call "THAMES REFUELLER"
Situated on north shore upstream of Port of Tilbury Grain Terminal. 1 visitor mooring, may allocate vacant members mooring. Diesel, telephone, showers, toilets and cooking facilities available during club opening hours. Town Centre within walking distance -Petrol 2 miles away. Opening times: Weekdays: 10.00 - 15.00 Thursday evenings: 20.00 - 23.00
Situated adjacent to Eel Pie Island, Twickenham Yacht Club is a dinghy sailing club on the tidal stretch of the Thames where the tidal level is maintained, which allows access for boats at any state of the tide. Club facilities include catering, changing rooms with showers and a bar. The Club is open Wednesday and Friday evenings and Sunday lunch time when potential members, members of other clubs and visiting cruisers up to 35 feet are most welcome. There is dinghy racing on Horse Reach Sunday mornings March to December and Wednesday evenings May to August. The main classes sailed are Enterprise, National 12, Solo and Toppers for juniors. A number of Club boats are available for use. Cruiser events and dinghy open meetings are organized throughout the season. Fore and aft cruiser moorings, up to 35 feet, may be available for members, depending on current uptake. The Club also has an active social calendar for members and their guests.