What We Offer

While the sailing we offer is primarily aimed at university students, we have the ability to include university staff as well as members of the public. 
There are also a number of work opportunities through the university, if this is of interest to you please get in touch.

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Team Racing

Team racing is by far the most competitive aspect of Unviversity sailing. Southampton currently has 4 teams who train and compete on a regular basis. For the last few years we have been one of very few universities to get 3 teams through to BUCS Team Racing Finals.

We also host one of the best team racing events in the country, the Wessex Winter Warmer.

If you are interested in knowing more about team racing please contact our team racing captains.



Being so close to the Solent, it is no surprise that we are heavily involved in yachting. It is also something we are very good at, having retained the BUCS title for the last 5 years!

We are very lucky that last year the university bought a yacht, soemthing we have a large amount of access to. We often run casual trips on the yachting, use it as a tool for race training as well as enter the various racing events in the Solent.

We have great connections to many other yacht clubs so can also help find other opportunities for you.

If you are interested in knowing more about yachting please contact our yachting captains.


Casual Sailing

Our casual side of the club is the largest area of participation within Wessex Sailing Club.

Every Wednesday our instructors lead a group of students down to Southampton Water for a fun sailing session. Whether you're a complete beginner or an expereinced racer we aim to provide something for everyone.

What our sessions aim to include:

- Instruction for beginners and those looking to improve their skills

- The ability to sail by yourself 

- The chance to sail our high performace boats

- Racing tips and coaching for those that would like it

- A small racing series


Match Racing

Match racing is another very competitive area of university sailing. As with yachting and team racing, every year we send a team to the BUCS match racing championships.

Throughout the year there are also a number of match racing events. We offer support to our sailors to allow them to compete at these events. 

If you are interested in knowing more about match racing please contact our yachting captains.

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Summer Sail Week

After a long exam period we think there is no better way to kick back and relax than by heading back out out on the water. This year we'll be heading to Corfu to explore the Med, put our feet up and have plenty of beers!



As well as the sailing, a massive aspect of our club are the socials! Every wednesday we meet up for a big booze up and lots of shameful dancing. 

When we are away at events it is no different and you will often find Wessex as the last sailing club standing/dancing!


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