Welcome to St Ives Sailing Club

We are a small friendly club that sails in St Ives Bay as often as the weather allows. Club sailing in spring and summer is on Wednesday evenings (as long as the light allows) and Saturday afternoons until October, after which we only sail on Saturdays until Christmas.  Sailors of all ages and abilities are very welcome to join the club and if you are a visitor to St Ives who can already sail then you are welcome to come out with us as well.

We race a handicap fleet, which means all is fair and equitable.  Two races on Saturdays (14:00 start), one race on Wednesdays (19:00 start or 18:30 when fading light is an issue) and one race on autumn Saturdays (13.30 start)See our Notices of Race for full details.

We also have a regatta once a year, which visiting boats are also welcome to enter.

If you would rather simply enjoy a sail in the most picturesque bay in the country at your own pace, then our safety boat crew and the occasional dolphin will keep a watchful eye over you.

Photographs:  Bamaluz Ripples - Simon Ashmore, T-Shirts - Barry Hall.  All rights reserved.

Like to Try Sailing?

Live locally?
Try it for £5!

Out of County Membership
For only £25 a year!

We have a small cabin and boat yard at the back of The Sloop car park in the centre of St Ives.  Why not drop in and say hello?

We gather an hour or so before racing starts, so at about 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings or at about 12:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoons.

Or find out how to contact us here.

About half the boats in the pen are owned by members, but we do have seven club boats - one Stratos, one Magno, two Lasers, two Picos and one Topper - which are used for training and available for members.

If you would like to be involved, but don’t wish to sail, we also need people to help crew our safety boat or assist our race officers in the lighthouse on Smeaton’s Pier.