Sailing / Yacht Club
The Tollesbury Sailing Club was founded in 1935 by a number of enthusiastic people interested in sailing and rowing for pleasure, although for many of the original members, sailing was their livelihood, but the TSC was a social centre for these like-minded folk. Over the years the membership has grown and currently numbers some 300 members from cadets as young as 4 to some who won’t have to wait long for The proverbial telegram! Both our Dinghy and Cruiser fleets have active sailing programs, which include many race series and associated social events. The main sailing areas for the Dinghies are the sheltered waters of the Tollesbury Fleet, and for the more adventurous, the Blackwater Estuary. Being on the East coast, the Cruisers are spoilt for choice – whether racing or cruising there are many places to visit, near and far. The Club also maintains its links with Tollesbury’s sailing past with its annual Smack and Classic Boat Race. This event brings together many classic work and pleasure craft each year to contest for several handsome trophies, and to enjoy the hospitality of the club after the racing has finished.