Portishead Yacht & Sailing Club

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We are on Sugar Loaf beach in Portishead on the Bristol Channel with direct access to the sea. We offer you a very warm welcome whether you are a Cadet, an experienced dinghy racer or a beginner, family or single, young or old.

"There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats".

Club racing makes up the largest part of our sailing programme but we also run events throughout the year encouraging the non-competitive side of our sport. We open the club every year at our Try Sail day, and other light-hearted events include the Docks Fun Regatta, cruises up and down the Channel, and a social programme. There are also Open events to which all dinghy sailors are invited.

As a member you don’t need your own boat as we have a club fleet available for hire.

We are proud of our National Champions and World Championship competitors. However we offer sailing to everyone no matter how good you are. The training side of the Club is working towards becoming an RYA Training Centre meaning we can offer formal sailing qualifications from beginner upwards. Also our thriving Cadet section is a great way for youngsters to get afloat starting at the Lake Grounds or in Portishead Dock.

Come down and visit us at Sugar Loaf or make contact to find out more.

Welcome! We look forward to sailing with you.

Most recent updates...
25-Mar-19 Charles Murphy has passed away

Charles died on Thursday 21st March after a brief illness

25-Mar-19 British Summer Time & Sailing start

Remember that the clocks go forward on Sunday morning

25-Mar-19 Rescue Boat Training 2nd April

Dry Rescue Training session at PYSC - Tues 2nd April - 7:30pm

21-Mar-19 2019 Sailing programme

Pick up your digital copy of the 2019 programme and calendar link here

06-Mar-19 The Portishead Chop

After lots of hard work from lots of people and nearly a false start, a windy race took place.

06-Mar-19 News

Club News will appear here

06-Mar-19 Fencing

Compound 1 is getting a face lift....

06-Mar-19 Maiden screening

Tracy Edwards 'Maiden' film screening at the Watershed

03-Mar-19 Membership

Membership Information

03-Mar-19 Training

Club training details

02-Mar-19 Channel Chop 2019

2nd March 2019

27-Feb-19 Choppers away!

"The Channel Chop" is this weekend.

25-Feb-19 Thanks Buoys!

Buoy laying has started ready for the Chop!

19-Feb-19 Working Parties

Bouys need re-laying

All welcome - Try Sail day

Happening soon...

13:00 Jubilee Series race (1)


14:00 Jubilee Series race (2)


15:30 Denny Series race (1)


19:30 Training race (0)


11:30 Jubilee Series race (3)


12:30 Jubilee Series race (4)


13:00 Denny Series race (2)


14:00 Denny Series race (3)


09:00 Eric Gadd Trophy race (1)