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Ashdown Sailing Club is a friendly club with members ranging from very experienced sailors, to novices who have never set foot on a boat before.

The club puts crew and boat owners together on club cruises and rallies, both in the Solent area and further afield.


Two of Diamonds, Bavaria 36, in Southampton Water on a ASC Taster Session

If you have always fancied sailing a Yacht, or used to sail and
would like to get back into sailing, or you are looking for an
inexpensive way to get more sailing or experience, go to
Taster Session Booking site or email for more details.

Sessions cost £10 inc light refreshments and membership
(so you can come sailing again). Locations are
Gosport, Southhampton Water and Eastbourne.

These sessions are part of the Royal Yachting Association
"Push the Boat Out" event to encourage everyone to Try Sailing.

Broadly speaking, members fit into one of three categories:

Novice or little experience
If you have no experience at all of sailing you can learn the ropes in a relaxed environment. Read a report from a novice on his first cruise.

Boat owner (experienced or not)
If you own a boat you get to enjoy the company of other like minded sailors. If you wish you can be put in touch with members to join you on cruises as crew. If you wish to sail with your own crew, that's fine.

Experienced sailor
If you can sail but don't own a boat ASC provides sailing opportunities on the south coast and overseas without the costs of chartering.

Ashdown Sailing Club creates an environment for sharing sailing skills and know-how in a fun and supportive way.

The costs for all are minimal, and every member builds up useful sailing contacts. Membership is only twenty pounds per year with no joining fee. When sailing, food, drink and mooring costs are split.

A peaceful night in Keyhaven Creek

Whether you're fresh back from the Fastnet or you've never stepped foot on a boat, you will be welcome at Ashdown Sailing Club.