Sidmouth · Sailing · Club

1936 Scorpion dinghy ornament 2021

COVID-19 virus update for Port Royal users

Following the issue of the Government guidelines on 16th March 2020 and our responsibility to the users, members and employees, the Port Royal Club will be closed until further notice and the situation will be reviewed at the end of April. We cannot take the risk or responsibility of allowing social gatherings against national guidelines. I suggest that if individuals do access the club for any reason as may be necessary for maintenance or access to equipment etc that they do so in no more than pairs and ensure that government guideline are followed strictly especially regarding cleanliness etc.

Oliver Salter (Chair and Trustee)

About Us

Sidmouth SC is a small, family-oriented dinghy sailing club with active racing and training programmes for both adults and children. Racing takes place mostly in the four club classes: Scorpion, Laser, Topper and RS Feva.

Our open-sea sailing has made Sidmouth a popular location for a number of large events, including:

  • Lark National Championships: 2018
  • Laser 2000 National Championships: 2010
  • Laser Masters World Qualifier: 2008, 2009
  • Laser Masters Nationals: 2007
  • Scorpion Nationals: 1995, 2004, 2013
  • Mirror Nationals: 1994
  • Mirror World Championships: 1988

The club is located at the top of Lyme Bay, on the Jurassic Coast (a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001).

Opening Times & Clubhouse Hire

The clubhouse and bar are open to the public during events such as Folk Week and Sidmouth Regatta.

To enquire about clubhouse hire, please e-mail us at

Opening times for members and signed-in guests are as follows:

Day Opening times
Wednesday From approx. 7 p.m. during & after Wednesday evening sailing
Friday From 7 p.m.
Saturday From approx. 4 p.m. during sailing season
Sunday From 12 p.m.


RYA Push The Boat Out open day, 14th May 2016. This video is thanks to Hannah Watson of Enfable.

Photos of sailing at Sidmouth are available on Flickr: John Jones's photostream.