What is SWSA?
The Southampton Water Sailing Association is a group of 10 member clubs whose aim is to promote sailing on Southampton Water, and friendly racing between members.
Our handicapped races are designed to be fun and accessible whatever your age or ability.
Sailing in racing conditions makes you think fast and work hard. There’s no better way to improve your technique.
Racing other boats is a great way to meet like-minded people…and maybe share a drink afterwards!
SWSA Member Clubs
Set in the Ashlett creek with a history as Esso Sailing Club, a popular and idyllic spot to visit and stay. Check the tide first as much of the creek dries at low tide.
Moorings for both bilge and fin keel boats. Social gatherings at Marchwood SC on the second Tuesday of the month.
A family club with focus on handicap racing & rallies for Cruisers and Dinghies. Social events all year (formal and informal) including dinners.
Family friendly club open to sailors of all abilities. Cruiser and dinghy cruises to local destinations. Dinghy racing on Sundays & Weds evenings in summer.
A friendly club with a great calendar of dinghy handicap weekend and evening racing. Thriving junior section runs a range of water activities to encourage young members.
Founded in 1932 by officers of the RAF flying boat base at Calshot, the club has a strong cruising fraternity. April to October rally programme and annual Battle of Britain weekend regatta in September.
An affordable and relaxed club with welcoming atmosphere that promotes sailing, other waterborne & community activities. Full racing, rally & social programme for cruisers & dinghies.
An active, member run club, with strong dinghy racing, youth and women on water programmes. Yacht racing inc. Warsash Spring Series & Thurs pursuit racing. Weekend club cruises, Dinghy racing on Weds and Fri evening & some weekends.
Are you a sailing club on Southampton Water? Contact us to find out how your club can benefit from membership of SWSA.
Representatives of each member club run SWSA. Help sailing and racing thrive in Southampton Water by getting involved.
Join SWSA for a year's racing
2022 Race Season
We have a varied season of open races and you can join as many or few as you wish. Try cruiser racing with SWSA.