Our Club

RS200WWSC is located a few miles south of East Grinstead just off the A22 at Forest Row. We sail on 115 hectares (280 acres) of water set in the heart of Ashdown Forest, giving the lake one of the most beautiful panoramic views in Sussex. We have an excellent clubhouse and supporting facilities. These, coupled with our RYA Training Establishment status, provide the ideal environment for you and your family to learn and enjoy the sport of sailing.
WWSC is a members-only club catering for single and family members. Our members include serious racers, as well as those who enjoy their sailing but choose not to race. The club has a fleet of dinghies which members can hire if they do not have their own boat. We also have an active cruising section for members who like to take off at weekends and sail at the coast.
The club has a very active junior section for children aged between 8 and 14. They start in ‘Oppy Club’, sailing Optimist dinghies and tuition is provided from absolute beginner through to advanced racing skills. For older children (broadly 11 upwards), structured training following the RYA youth scheme is available in Topper, Laser and Feva dinghies.

In order to keep subscription levels affordable, the club does not employ any staff and it is run entirely by members. Each area of club activity is led by a member who sits on the Main Committee. All adult members are asked to undertake a couple of club duties each season. Duties include manning a support boat at weekends, helping to organise the racing or running the clubhouse bar. Duties are allocated according to members’ skills and experience.

We are a dinghy sailing club with large numbers of Laser, 2000, and other single-handed and crewed dinghies. We have very limited scope for members with boats weighing more than 250kg or wanting a mooring. If you are thinking of joining us and this applies to you, please contact membership@wwsc.org.uk for more information.