What we're about

The London Sailing Club is a not-for-profit organisation that makes it easy and affordable for people to get involved in yachting, learn about sailing in general, and meet other like-minded individuals.

We’re not a traditional yacht club with a flagpole and a club tie. We’re a vibrant online community whose members organise and enjoy around 50 sailing trips each year - everything from taster days in the Solent to sun-drenched weeks in the Mediterranean.

The Club hosts a monthly social event in Central London, but we’re not just for Londoners. Our membership is diverse and we welcome anyone who is interested in sailing, regardless of ability or experience. Whether you’re a curious novice or a seasoned circumnavigator, London Sailing Club is a great place to meet other fun sailors and get out on the water.

Find out more at www.londonsailing.club

To join the Club - which costs £24 per year, and which is a requirement of going on sailing trips - please set up your direct debit via the following link:


Upcoming events (4+)

LSC Theory Thursday | Session 1 – Introduction (online event)

Online event

Theory Thursdays are a series of relaxed evening sessions designed to take the mystery (and even the fear!) out of the theory side of sailing. This year we're running them online rather than in person. So whether you’re totally new to navigation and passage planning, or you’re already suitably qualified but just feeling a bit rusty, please join us for some light-hearted discussion!

Session 1 – Introduction (20 Jan)
Session 2 – Charts (3 Feb)
Session 3 – Tides (17 Feb)
Session 4 – Navigation (3 Mar)
Session 5 – Rules of the Road (17 Mar)
Session 6 – Weather & Passage Planning (31 Mar)

The sessions are a blend of hosted discussion and group Q&A, during which a few of our regular skippers share their own knowledge and do their best to answer your questions about key navigational concepts. We'll talk about how these principles actually play out in practice at sea, and we'll take a look at real-world tools and resources including charts, almanacs and pilot books.

For more details about the concepts we’ll be covering, plus links to some free online resources, go to: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18UIF3VBjG05AvHOKEegIISMkd9dQ_5bq/view?usp=sharing

Theory Thursdays are open to all LSC members, and please feel free to invite your friends too – they’re most welcome to join the sessions.

IF YOU’D LIKE TO ATTEND THIS FREE ONLINE EVENT, SIMPLY REPLY TO THIS ADVERT. You'll then be able to see/receive the Zoom login details. You can join the session using any device, but we recommend using something with a large enough screen for you to see the slides!

Please note: These informal sessions are not being led by professional instructors, or indeed by anyone who claims to be an expert in these topics. They are being organised voluntarily by LSC members for the free benefit of other LSC members. These sessions are in no way intended as a substitute for attending a proper, comprehensive navigation and seamanship theory course, such as the range of excellent shorebased courses offered by RYA-accredited training centres (https://www.rya.org.uk/training/theory#navcourses)

LSC Monthly Social | The Green Room, Waterloo

The Green Room

London Sailing Club’s monthly social event for members, non-members and anyone who thinks they might be interested in sailing!

This very relaxed evening is the perfect opportunity for first-timers and prospective members to find out more about us and to meet some of our regular sailors, skippers and trip organisers. We've booked a large (covered and heated!) outdoor area to accommodate the whole group. The Club pays for nibbles and bar snacks, and people buy their own drinks as they go.

Non-members and first-timers are most welcome to simply turn up – and many do! But if you feel uncomfortable doing that, then please don't hesitate to message one of the organisers or event hosts beforehand. We'll then keep an eye out for you and be happy to introduce you to other members personally. Like sailors the world over, we’re a very friendly and welcoming bunch!

Please observe the venue’s own social distancing guidelines and all local laws.

Sail the Thames estuary Queenborough -Ipswich!

The Flying Dutchman

An iconic trip across the Thames estuary, visiting five rivers and three harbours on my classic yacht Mollymawk (in pic above leaving London). We sail from Queenborough on the Kent coast, then out into the Thames estuary, arriving at the port of Ipswich on Sunday evening. Both Q’Boro and Ipswich are easily accessible by train from London and journey takes just over an hour.
Arrive Queenborough Friday evening for a safety briefing and meal in local pub, then depart Saturday morning. Arrive Brightlingsea Saturday evening then sail Sunday to Ipswich. The journey is approx 70 miles. You should be comp crew or above.
Bring wet weather gear, sleeping bag and warm thermal layers, all food/ drink provided on board and we’ll have evening meals in pubs as available.
Yes it will be chilly but winter sailing is beautiful and uncrowded!

This is a non-commercial trip run on a shared-cost basis. The cost is £50 per person, which covers fuel, marina fees, meals aboard, snacks and hot/soft drinks. It doesn’t cover meals out or getting yourself to/from Ipswich and Queenborough. I ask for the full amount in advance to secure your place. Note that, because this trip is being advertised via the London Sailing Club’s platforms, any participant who is not already a full member of the Club (which costs £24 per year) will need to join prior to the start of the trip.
Terms & Conditions and Disclaimer
By joining this trip: you accept that the Skipper has the final decision on activities and on the itinerary; you confirm that you are in good health and a competent swimmer; you recognise that sailing can potentially be a dangerous activity with both minor and substantial risks including but not limited to serious injury, drowning and death, and you engage in it at your own risk. This is a volunteer-based trip and it is run on a non-commercial, shared-cost basis so there is no commercial liability or public liability on the part of the Skipper or on the part of any crew member. By voluntarily participating in this trip, you agree to take part at your own risk and absolve the Skipper and crew from all liability arising out of any action or inaction, with the exception of intentional harm. If you wish to have insurance cover then it is your own responsibility to arrange it. Please note that the nature of this trip and its itinerary may need to change if the UK’s COVID-19 situation evolves, or in the event of bad weather impacting planned sailing. If the Skipper needs to cancel the trip for any reason you will be refunded in full. The Skipper reserves the right to cancel any participant. In the event of cancellation by you no refund will be given but you may be able to transfer your place to another London Sailing Club member once it is fully paid-up. By responding to this London Sailing Club (‘LSC’) trip, you acknowledge and agree that the principal purpose of the LSC is to provide a forum for members of the LSC to engage in social activities. The Event Host is an occasional Event Host and not a professional organiser (as such term is defined under The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018); accordingly, this event shall not be construed as a package tour or package holiday.

Solent sailing weekend 28th - 30th January 2022

Haslar Marina


Join us on board in Haslar marina, Gosport on Friday evening from 19.00. We will discuss the passage plan over a delicious home cooked evening meal which we aim to serve at 20.00.

Our Yacht is a Dufour 385 GL, MCA coded with full safety equipment and heating. We sail with a maximum of 6 people to ensure everyone's comfort. You do not need any previous experience to join this trip as the skipper and first mate are RYA qualified sailors who are happy to share their knowledge. You can be ‘hands on’ and get involved in all aspects of sailing or just come and relax.

We can guarantee that we will tailor the trip to the conditions to ensure a quality sailing experience.

This is a commercial trip run on a ‘for profit’ basis’. Our trips are competitively priced as any profits just go towards the running costs of the yacht. The trip is skippered by an RYA commercially endorsed Yachtmaster.

Price: £235 for a shared cabin.

This includes:
- breakfasts
- snack lunches
- soft drinks, tea, coffee
- one evening meal on board
- fuel, gas and marina fees
- all safety equipment

Not Included:
- meals taken ashore
- travel insurance which should cover cancellation

We provide pillows - just bring a pillowcase, a sleeping bag, personal toiletries, warm clothing and waterproofs.

To participate in this trip you must provide evidence that you are double vaccinated and confirm that you have had a negative lateral flow test result done 24 hours before the start of the event.

Since this trip is being advertised via the London Sailing club’s platform, any participant who is not already a full member of the LSC - which costs £24 per year - will need to join prior to the start of the trip.

Interested? Then email [masked] to secure a place.

If you have any questions please call Maggie on[masked] or Chris on[masked]

Past events (813)

Solent sailing weekend 14th - 16th January 2022

Haslar Marina


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