Situated in the lively coastal resort of Herne Bay, Hampton Pier Yacht Club is a RYA affiliated sailing and sports club. We offer every facility for dinghy sailors and those who just want to enjoy the beach and water in other ways, maybe on a kayak or open water swimming.
Founded in 1964, the Club has since developed into a modern and well-equipped sports facility. All members have daily access to the changing rooms and boat stores. We sail most weekends from March until late October, with evening sailing on Wednesdays during the summer months.
Safety is a number one priority. The Club has at least one modern safety patrol boat on the water at all times during organised events, with VHF radio links to shore.
Our sailing calendar offers a mix of racing, training, cruising and general sailing. Although our main activity is dinghy racing, the Club also serves as a useful base for those who simply prefer sailing their boats in a safe, controlled environment. For new and inexperienced sailors there is a free training programme based on the RYA Level 2 course. For those without their own dinghy, there are club boats to hire for a small fee.
We actively encourage those who don't sail but want to enjoy the water in other ways, including kayakers, canoeists, paddle boarders and open water swimmers. The beach is generally quieter than the main beach and the water is partially sheltered by the old Hampton Pier.
Join as a social member and enjoy the views from our bar. There is an active social calendar with quizzes, talks, trips, club dinners and barbeques through the year. Social members also receive a key and passcode for the toilets and changing rooms.