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Experience the thrill of learning to sail, casual sailing and dinghy racing from Paignton Sailing Club nestled in the picturesque Paignton harbour in the heart of the English Riviera.  Our club offers easy and safe access into the centre of the Bay from the small sheltered quiet Paignton harbour and is a vibrant hub for learning to sail, & dinghy racing as well as offering regional and national events.  You will be guaranteed a warm welcome and a fantastic enthusiastic sailing community.


Whether you’re a seasoned dinghy sailor or just starting, we embrace a diverse range of sailing boats, including 2000, Blaze, Laser, Fireball, Scorpion, Supernova, and specially catered options for juniors like Toppers, Picos and RS Tera. No boat? No problem! Affordable boat rentals are available for all skill levels. We look forward to getting you out on the water for an unforgettable experience.

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Latest news

Learn to Sail Adults & Juniors May 2024

We ran the adult and junior Learn to Sail courses in parallel this Bank Holiday weekend.  The wind was a little lively at times, but our trainees coped brilliantly.  These courses, along with the Discover Sailing event held at the beginning of May, are part of the activities Paignton Sailing Club hold each year to encourage new sailors to try out dinghy sailing.  We are committed to encouraging juniors and adults to give sailing a More »

29 May 2024

A view from the beach - POSH 2024

For Ben and I, POSH started on Thursday night when we went to Paignton Green to set up.  Posts and tape were placed round the edge, and the tent went up easily. The council bollards have taken a bit of a beating over the past few years, and it was a struggle to get two side-by-side out.  I found where the water had been turned off and managed to get the padlock open after tapping More »

14 May 2024

PSC success in Sailing SW Winter Series 2023/24

We're extremely proud of the success of our talented members Luca and Zac Mitchell in the recent Sailing Southwest winter series 2023-24.  There were 5 events in the series held across the Southwest region starting with the Christmas Cracker at Paignton Sailing Club in December, The Plymouth Pounder at Hooe Point Sailing Club in January, the Starcross Steamer, Sutton Bingham Icicle & North Devon Yacht Club Wrecker in February,  and concluding with the Wimbleball Beastie More »

10 Apr 2024

South West Youth Academy Training Day

On Saturday, sailors from SWYSA  ( South West Youth Sailing Academy) visited Paignton Sailing Club for the last of the winter's training camps. SWYSAs focus is on developing youth sailing on Saturdays throughout the winter at various sailing clubs across the South West.  The coaching sessions aim to be fun, friendly and inclusive and for all juniors to enjoy. The sailors were split into groups More »

24 Mar 2024

Upcoming events

May 29

18:30 - 2024 Early Summer Wednesday series » No.2

May 31

17:30 - Big Friday Sailing

Youth Sailing Night   We will again
June 1-2

English Riviera Airshow

Jun 5

18:30 - 2024 Early Summer Wednesday series » No.3

Jun 7

17:30 - Big Friday Sailing

Youth Sailing Night   We will again
Jun 12

18:30 - 2024 Early Summer Wednesday series » No.4

June 13-16

Contender National Championshi…

June 13-16

Wayfarer National Championship

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