Sailing at ESSC

At ESSC we race from March right through until Christmas (weather permitting of course!) We are fortunate to be sheltered by the South Downs and Beachy Head offering us our own little micro-climate – hence Eastbourne’s nickname ‘The Sunshine Coast’!

Our competitions range from class series throughout the season to a number of trophy events which are keenly contested! Our members sail a variety of classes, including:

  • RS Aero
  • Foiling Moth
  • Dart 16
  • RS400
  • RS Feva
  • Spitfire
  • Musto Skiff
  • RS Cat
  • Lasers
  • B14

The racing can often be viewed from the beach, although the race course will be further out to sea if we’re operating a committee boat start. Our courses are usually windward/leeward for asymmetric boats and either a trapezoid or a triangle for conventional boats.

Our sailing period is typically:

DayMonths SailedNo of
Races
Times
SunMarch –
October
3 11am/2pm
Sun
Frostbite
November –
December
2
11am
WedsApril –
August
1 6.30/7pm
Sat June –
August
Free
sailing
1pm-4pm

Sailing Programme

Download our full schedule for the 2020 season, detailing all trophies, week day sailing events and more


Our Rescue Boats…

Seahorse – Seahorse is our primary rescue boat. It is a Cheetah 5.5m Catamarran, perfect for carrying marks and assisting with rescues.

Legacy – Legacy is our newest addition, formerly a support boat for olympics – if offers speed and agility

Sceptre – Our smaller on shore rescue boat, run from the beach for speed and ease.