sail in Bristol harbour
Baltic Wharf Sailing Club is a small, friendly, RYA-affiliated sailing club based right in the heart of Bristol
Most Saturdays you can find us racing in the harbour but we also sail for pleasure too, on weekends and during the week, all year round.
New members are always welcome - whether you’re a seasoned sailor or are stepping into a boat for the first time, and we try to keep membership costs to a minimum so everyone can enjoy the sport.
For beginners we aim to provide a relaxed and supportive environment for anyone who’d like to learn the ropes
We don't offer lessons (these can be obtained from All Aboard, located right next to us) but we do offer the opportunity to go out on the water with someone who knows what they’re doing and get a taste of the sport of dinghy sailing. If you enjoy it then we'd love to see you again!
Those with experience are very welcome too.
We have club boats available (both single-handed and two-handed) and opportunities to sail with, or race against, other members in boats of various classes. Club boats can be sailed when the Powerboat is available to assist you if necessary.
If you already own a boat then we may have some boat storage spaces available too, although there is usually a short waiting list for these and you will need to have been a member for three months before taking a space.
where we sail
The club is located on the south side of the Floating Harbour, near the Cottage Inn. We usually race at the west end of the docks although sometimes we race all the way up to the Arnolfini. When sailing for pleasure the whole of the harbour is generally available.
get in touch
If you're an experienced sailor or someone who'd just like to give it a go we'd love to hear from you - email Nick, the Membership Secretary or simply pop down to Baltic Wharf when we're sailing on Saturday afternoons and say hello.