Wessex Sailing Club is the home of sailing at the University of Southampton. We are one of the largest and most successful clubs in the AU. We have medalled at BUCS championships consecutively since their inception. Alongside our formidable success we also run casual and beginners sessions in both yachts and dinghies which is supported by Southampton's in-house RYA training centre that teaches a wide spectrum of RYA courses from Level One to Yachtmaster. The fun and social atmosphere of the club, backed up by first rate facilities and an outstanding location will mean that you get the best out of your sailing whatever your standard. Find out more by visiting our website: www.southamptonsailing.com

Wessex Sailing Club is the largest university sailing club in the country, offering sailing for all abilities. Whether you're a complete beginner or at the top of your game, Wessex Sailing Club has something for you.

​While we consistently rank among the top university sailing clubs, we also have a large casual section, providing lessons for our beginner sailors.

​When we're not sailing you can often find us socializing in the bar, around a BBQ or in our unofficial club house, Jesters!

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The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Wessex Sailing this year are:

Felix Baines
Casual & Beginner Rep
Arabella Wilson
Casual & Beginner Rep
James Harris
Oliver King
Fleet Racing Captain
Freya Mason
Jasmine Gosling
Social Secretary
Oliver Holmes
Social Secretary
James Rudd-Jones
Team Racing Captain
George Potter
Team Racing Captain
Anne-Marie Ratnage
Ellen Main
Vice Commodore
Ellen Driver
Yachting Captain
Madelaine Kirk
Yachting Captain

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Membership Information

These are the current membership fees offered by Wessex Sailing, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.

Please note that some memberships of this group may also require you to purchase Sport & Wellbeing membership from the University of Southampton in order to use the relevant sport facilities
You must be a member of the Students' Union to join a club or society
NameCostValid PeriodDetails
Annual Membership 2021-22£45.0001/09/2021 - 31/08/2022Membership allows discounted sailing for all the variety of sailing Wessex Sailing Club has to offer. From attending casual sessions, using WSC boats and trying out for one of our many teams (team racing, yachting & match racing). Members also gain the opportunity to purchase WSC sailing and shore team kit. A social shirt is also included!!
Team Racing Subs 2021-22£55.0001/09/2021 - 31/08/2022This is an additional fee all team racers must pay in order to train at Spinnaker and receive funding for team racing events. The cost goes towards Spinnaker Sailing Club Membership and the cost of the Firefly fleet. Please pay once you have been selected.
Wessex Casual Yachting Membership£20.0030/09/2021 - 30/09/2022This Casual Yachting membership allows use of the University Yacht and affiliation with Wessex Sailing Club. This membership is an alternative to the Wessex full membership, and only allows access to the University Yacht.


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Health & Safety

All clubs & societies are required to risk assess their activity to ensure it is carried out in a safe manner for members. Current risk assessments for Wessex Sailing are available to view below