55 Bath Road
We are a family-oriented sailing club, situated in safe and sheltered waters at the top of Chichester Harbour. The Club was originally a sea-bathing establishment, set up around 1800. During the Victorian era sailing was adopted at the site, which led to Emsworth Sailing Club in its present form being founded in 1919 by a small group of enthusiasts. This makes ESC one of the oldest water activity clubs in the country.
Although much extended, our clubhouse incorporates the original building constructed in 1792 and acquired in 1919. It includes two bars, a dining room and function rooms as well as an upper deck, which are open all year, and a heated fresh water pool on the terrace, open throughout the summer.
There is parking for 375 dinghies and there are a number of Club-owned floating moorings. The Club’s membership of approximately 1800 includes young children, competitive dinghy sailors, cruisers and many people who simply enjoy messing about in boats on the beautiful and unspoiled waters of Chichester Harbour.
We are an RYA Champion Club and Training Centre, providing a wide variety of training for Club members. Our annual inter-club racing programme is well supported; there is an annual regatta for both Juniors and the Club as a whole, as well as races and rallies for cruisers.
Applications for membership from active sailors are welcomed, although at times there may be a waiting list. Further details are available on the website and from the Club Secretaries (the office is open 0900 – 1300 except Wednesdays). Application forms can be downloaded here.