Thank you for visiting the ESSC website. Whether you are new to sailing or a seasoned pro a warm welcome is extended to all new members.

ESSC is run by and for its members with the aim of promoting and facilitating amateur dinghy racing and sailing. The Club members run a number of sailing courses for all ages to help get you out on the water and start the fun.

We have a number of club boats and with superb club house facilities,  bar and restaurant ESSC is the premier sailing venue in the South east. There is a great social scene at ESSC with many events throughout the year from regular themed nights from Pimms on the prom in the summer to the formal Dinner and Dance at Christmas.

Families are very welcome! – There is a long tradition at ESSC of generations of the same family being actively involved. With one of the best Training centers of any sailing club we will have soon get the confidence to go sailing.

So, how about joining ESSC. There a number of membership categories’s to cater for singles, couples and families, sailors and non-sailors.

Subscription rates include berthing and sail storage for all boats and boards:


    Subscription Entrance Fee
Family Includes children under 18 on 1st January 2019 £444 £25
Individual Individuals 23 or over on 1st January 2019 £272 £20
Young Adult Individuals over 18 but under 23 on 1 January 2019 £125 £10
Junior Over 14 and under 18 on 1st January 2019 £56 Nil
Social Single non-sailing membership £35 Nil
Cadet For children or wards of Individual or Social Members who areunder 14 years of age and wish to sail £31 Nil
Academy New member scheme – one year only £370 Nil

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Download a membership form here Application Form 2019- Standard.