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Club information

Details of the function and use of the Club by members can be found in the Articles of Association (AoA), Rules and Byelaws here - Articles of Association, Rules and Byelaws.

Office hours

09:30-13:00 hours daily, except Wednesdays and Sundays, 25 & 26 December. 1 January and Bank Holidays.

Tel: 01243 372850

Email: Liz Summers or Victoria Lovell

Clubhouse opening hours

Winter Season: 1 November-31 March

Monday 09:00-18:00 hours

Tuesday 09:00-21:00 hours

Wednesday closed all day

Thursday/Friday/Saturday 09:00-21:00 hours

Sunday 09:00-18:00 hours

Summer Season: 1 April-31 October

Daily 08:30-21:00 hours

Club management system

ESC uses Sailing Club Manager (SCM), a system that allows all members to maintain and update their own information and preferences and to renew their membership. SCM also maintains a list of members' qualifications, skill and duties, and is used alongside the website to provide information to members. Members can log on to the system from any computer to check their details. Help can be provided by emailing


Checking this website ( and the online programme are the best ways of keeping up to date with the latest status of sailing, training and social events at the Club.

Social media

Follow us on Facebook, X/Twitter, YouTube and Instagram here.

Committee members and meetings

Please see the 'Who's Who' of committee members and meeting details here.


Our volunteers are the lifeblood of the Club, and without them it simply could not function. All members are encouraged to contribute, whether it be by supporting the sailing programme, helping with our social and events programme, helping to implement our sustainability plan, cleaning the slipways, helping at our working parties, or by supporting regattas/open meetings. We have an extraordinary amount of talent within our membership, so if you want to get involved, whether as a regular or on an occasional basis, please let the office team know on

Temporary membership

Temporary membership is available to house guests of members at a weekly cost of £31 for adults and £19 for children. Temporary members should be accompanied by their member host at all times. Members can request temporary membership here.


Members are welcome to bring guests to the Club, but the same individual cannot be introduced into the Club as a guest on more than six occasions in any one year or more than twice in any one week. Each time a guest visits the Club, their name must be entered on to the Digital Guest Book (situated in the Wet Bar and Snug Bar), or by following this link, or by scanning the QR code found on the menus, by the introducing member. Members are reminded that guests may order and pay for food and drink in the Club, provided the member is present, but that they cannot use the swimming pool. All members and guests use the Club premises entirely at their own risk. Please click here for the guidelines for signing guests in.

Events and social activities

There are lots of off-water activities taking place throughout the year such as monthly talks, themed suppers, BBQs, formal dinners and our weekly bridge club. Please click here for upcoming events.

Membership cards - access and cashless bar system

All adult (18 years and above) members will be issued with a debit card-sized membership card showing their name and membership number. This card (or 'token') will give the member access to permitted areas of the Club and can be used for the cashless bar system. For information please click here.

Private functions

Members are able to book the Club for private functions and dinners. More details and a Private Functions Booking Form can be found here.

Swimming pool

Opening times: 08:00-20:00 hours (or sunset if earlier) during the season.

All members using the pool, whether swimming themselves or supervising others, must possess a current resuscitation or first aid certificate. This must be uploaded to their membership profile or shared with the office. Users must familiarise themselves with the Club's swimming pool rules in the Byelaws and the guidelines, which are here. Guests are not permitted to use the pool unless they are registered as Temporary members - they too must possess a current resuscitation or first aid certificate, which must be shared with the office.

Emergency equipment

Emergency phone: located in the outer office.

First aid kits: located in each of the changing rooms, the Wet Bar and the outer office.

Defibrillator: located at the front of the clubhouse, to the left of the front door.


If you identify a near miss, an unsafe act, a security concern, an accident, a safeguarding issue or anything in disrepair (broken, missing, damaged etc), at the Club please follow this link to report it.

The Blake Fund for Young Sailors

The Blake Fund for Young Sailors was established by the Club in 2001 following the tragic death of Sir Peter Blake, the celebrated New Zealand yachtsman whose home had been in Emsworth for more than 30 years. The Blake Fund inspires uptake, development and lifelong bonding with sailing, introducing young people to the water and nurturing the few to greater things. Its purpose is to create opportunities:

1. To inspire a lifelong passion for sailing
2. To encourage young children to sail
3. To enable competitiveness in sailing.

The main source of funding is the monthly Blake Fund lottery draw which raises money for the fund, plus additional ad hoc fundraising events and donations. All ESC members are encouraged to join the lottery and support our young sailors. For further details click here or by email

ESC merchandise

The Club has a range of ESC-branded clothing for all age groups, as well as other merchandise. Further details can be found here.

Working parties

Working parties take place in spring and autumn and involve two hours' work on a Saturday morning, followed by Ollie's free pie and a drink. Dates are advertised in advance on the website and in the Weekly Roundup and are bookable online.

Typical jobs include seaweed clearing, bonfire tending, billet trimming, grass mowing, hedge trimming, first aid box sorting, table painting, floor scrubbing and power washing slipways/terrace etc.

Please bring tools if you can, e.g. gloves, garden shears, rakes, shovels, spades, brooms and wheelbarrows.

Car park

The car park accommodates approximately 100 cars, for use by ESC members. All cars should display a current car parking sticker and cars are parked at the owner's risk. Car park stickers are available on request from the office or by emailing


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