Welcome to Brancaster Staithe Sailing Club

We are a friendly, family sailing club, located on the beautiful North Norfolk coast.

We enjoy a stunning sailing area, a lively clubhouse that serves great food, and a great environment to learn to sail - especially for juniors.

Please browse the site to learn more, and do get in contact if you would like to visit or are interested in joining, and click here to see what's happening in the Clubhouse  See you on the water!



All 2018 club prize winners.

Dear All,

I hope you are having a good sailing year and are trying to win a BSSC Trophy’s again this year.
Please could I ask that you now return your Trophies to Myself, Amelia or Sophie who are working behind the bar.  We need the Trophies returned before the end of the holidays to allow us time to get them ready for Prize Giving.

This year could I please ask that you return them polished and shiny. It would help take the pressure off preparing them for prize giving and alleviate my work load. 




Sailing Week Social Events

Two social events are planned during Sailing Week:

Tuesday 20th August @ 6pm - Hog Roast night - Pulled Pork Burger and accompaniments
Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for U14s
Thursday 22nd August @ 6pm - BBQ followed by disco and games
Tickets are £12 for adults and £6 for U14s
Veggie options available for both, please indicate in your reply if required.
In order to assist the clubhouse team in placing appropriate food orders, please email sailingweek@bssc.net with all your ticket needs for both events as soon as possible.
Tickets will be available for payment (card only with Jana at the bar) and collection between 2pm and 4pm only on Sun 18th August - immediately before the briefing at 4pm. Please present your card receipt to Claire Turner in the club house in exchange for your tickets.




Registration is now closed. Many thanks for the 152 entries received before the deadline of midnight on 11th August.

The final version of our 'All you need to know guide', including updated sailing instructions, is available to download HERE.

Sailing Week briefing is on Sunday 18th August at 4pm. Afterwards there will be a Sailing Trivia and Rules Quiz. We look forward to seeing you there.

Please contact sailingweek@bssc.net if you have any queries.



Clubhouse Opening Summer 2019


Dear Members,


Please find below information regarding the extended opening hours for the Clubhouse Bar and Kitchen over the Summer Holiday period.


From Thursday 25th July until Sunday 1st September the bar will normally be be open from 12.00 noon onwards, closing generally at 10.30/11pm or earlier if demand dictates. Food will be available from 12.30 till 2.30/3pm and then again in the evening from 6.30 pm. Food hours will be extended to accommodate Sailing times.


The exception to this normal pattern of opening will be on the following days.


Tuesday 30th July - Bar and Kitchen Closed all day

Wednesday 31st July - No Lunch Service - Bar and Kitchen Open from 6pm.

Monday August 12th - No Lunch Service - Bar and Kitchen Open from 6pm.

Wednesday 14th August - Bar and Kitchen Closed all day

Thursday 15th August - No Lunch Service - Bar and Kitchen Open from 6pm.

Tuesday 27th August -  Bar and Kitchen Closed all day

Wednesday 28th August - No Lunch Service - Bar and Kitchen Open from 6pm.

Thursday 29 th August - No Lunch Service - Bar and Kitchen Open from 6pm.

Friday 30th August - No Lunch Service - Bar and Kitchen Open from 6pm.

Sunday 1st September - Lunch Service only.


The requirement to close for three days through the Summer and to limit Lunch Services on some days is to allow for the efficient rostering of Staff and to allow enough time for days off. These days have been chosen so as not to conflict with the Club's sailing calendar with all  the full day closures on days when no Sailing is planned at all.  Those days on which service is restricted to 6PM opening are on days with late afternoon or evening tides.


Details of the above programme will be posted on a week by week basis on the main Club door and there will be an aide memoire on the bar for members to take away giving more details including special events , BBQ's etc. 


As always please book ahead if you are able to so we can manage staff levels effectively and give all members the best possible service.


The club's changing facilities will be open as per normal over the whole of the summer period with access available from 6.00am till 11.00pm via the entry code.




BSSC Commodore & House Committee




Summer Ball 2019 24th August 2019 - for further information and tickets please contact claire@ormstells.co.uk 



Dinghy Instructor Course

We have one place left out of six for the Dinghy Instructor Course running from Monday 15 July to Friday 19 July. Cost is £250.
You will need to do a preassessment on the water on either Tuesday 25 June or Sunday 14 July.
To qualify as a DI you will also need to pass a First Aid course and Powerboat 2 course.
The RYA define the level of expertise needed as “experienced sailor in strong winds”.

If you would like to be considered for this place on the course please email me at tim@timhow.com.
Tim How



Powerboat Level 2 Course on 25-26 May.


We now have spaces available on a Powerboat Level 2 Course on 25-26 May.If you are interested, please contact Nick Williams bssccourses@gmail.com

Many thanks,

Brancaster Staithe Sailing Club
Please note that the availability stated in the above email is correct at the time of writing. We are unable to hold places and full payment is required to secure your place. A booking is not confirmed until you receive confirmation in writing.