Southampton University 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:

Southampton University 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, SUSC 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 Sailing Club this year are:

Benjamin McLoughlin
Casual & Beginner Rep
Samuel Richardson
Ella Newman
Open Sailing Captain
Naomi Richards
Sam Wardlaw
Social Secretary
Ben Simmons
Team Racing Captain
Terence Hacker
Team Racing Captain
Alexander Stenhouse
Jamie Cook
Vice Commodore
Ben Hutton-Penman
Welfare Sec 1
Joe Walters
Yachting Captain
Natalie Annels
Yachting Captain

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Membership Information

These are the current membership fees offered by Sailing Club, 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 2023-24£73.5011/09/2023 - 11/09/2024Membership allows discounted sailing for all the variety of sailing Southampton University Sailing Club has to offer. From attending casual sessions on Wednesdays and Saturdays (included in the membership cost) to trying out for one of our many teams (team racing, yachting & match racing), SUSC has an opportunity for everyone! Membership also includes subsidised entry to a wide range of events and great opportunities throughout the year. Members also gain the opportunity to purchase SUSC sailing and shore team kit. A free social shirt is also included!
Semester Abroad Membership 2023-24£47.5011/09/2023 - 11/09/2024EXCLUSIVELY for students on a semester exchange/study abroad. With payment must send proof to that you are only in Southampton for a single semester for membership to be valid.


All SUSU clubs & societies must have a Constitution which governs how they run

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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 Sailing Club are available to view below