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!


BRANCASTER STAITHE SAILING WEEK 2018 20th - 24th August 2018


20th - 24th August 2018
Dear all,
SAILING WEEK is for many the highlight of the summer at Brancaster Staithe Sailing Club and we hope 2018 will be a huge success. We welcome entries from both club members and visitors. The format will be similar to last year with the seniors racing out at sea and the juniors racing in the harbour, starting at the Hut. Please see the notice of race and entry form on the Sailing Week page at www.bssc.net and enter as soon as possible. This will secure your place and is a huge help in the planning of the week. The website will be kept updated with the latest entry lists. The entry fees are the same as last year and payment should be made through BACS once you have entered. If you are not able to enter online, entry forms will be kept behind the bar and should be returned there once completed for our attention.
Racing will be conducted under the RRS 2017 - 2020 rules and we hope that, whilst we encourage competition, the ‘family’ spirit is maintained.
Adult (Single-handed boat) -£35 for series or £10 per race
Adult (Double-handed boat) - £50 for series or £12 per race
Junior (Single-handed boat) - £25 for series or £7 per race
Junior (Double-handed boat) - £35 for series or £10 per race (Includes Adult & Child)
Date Event Time Tides Social (TBC)
Sun 19th Aug Sailing Week Briefing 16.00    
Mon 20th Aug Racing 13.30 HW 14.29 HT 7.1M  
Tues 21st Aug Racing 15.00 HW 15.57 HT 7.1M Family BBQ and Disco pm
Wed 22nd Aug Racing 16.00 HW 17.07 HT 7.3M Adventure Run (am)
Thurs 23rd Aug Racing 17.00 HW 17.58 HT 7.6M Medcalf’s Sports (am)
Fri 24thAug Racing 17.45 HW 18.40 HT 7.9M Wakefield’s Mud Challenge (am)
Sat 25th Aug Prize Giving 09.30    
We anticipate having 5 fleets in the Seniors; Senior handicap, Lasers, Laser 2000s, Hawks and Cockles. In the Juniors, 4 fleets; Adult and Child (Mirror) fleet, Under 12, Under 14 and Under 18 handicap fleets.
Sailing week is and has always has been a week of high energy levels, excitement and fun! It also provides an excellent friendly environment for our younger members to experience racing. Whilst some are aiming to win, others will be simply pleased to get round the course.
We hope that we do not have to limit entries, however this will depend on the numbers of safety boats we can put into the harbour and out at sea. We therefore would like to hear from any club members who would be willing to volunteer themselves as crew or provide their suitable rescue boats. We would also like to hear from others willing to help us with the running of the week, on and off the water. The generosity in the past of so many club members guarantees the smooth running of our fantastic regatta! Please do make contact…
Please can any trophies from last year be returned to the clubhouse.
We look forward to seeing you at the briefing.
BSSC Commodore: Brian Lambert
BSSC Week Coordinators: Adam & Katie 07790714425 and sailingweek@bssc.net
With best wishes,
Adam and Katie Anthony
P.S. Please can you kindly ensure that you submit your entry form and pay well in advance of sailing week – Thank you!



Powerboat Courses @ BSSC

Dear Members,
Powerboat Tuition
We have now finalised the dates for Powerboat tuition this year and we are delighted to be able to offer the following courses. Hopefully there is something for everyone but please contact us to discuss your individual requirements. 
RYA Powerboat Level 2
Content: Basic boat handling, launching and recovery of craft, picking up a mooring, coming alongside, anchoring, driving at planing speed, man overboard. Theory of tides, weather, collision regulations, buoyage and introduction to navigation.
Duration: 2 Days
Pre Course Ability: None
Ability after course: Self sufficient small powerboat driver.
Students will be issued with an RYA Powerboat Level 2 Certificate upon successful completion of the course. They will also be eligible to apply for an International Certificate of Competence (ICC).
Powerboat Level 2 is also a pre-requisite to complete an RYA Dinghy Instructor Course.
Students under 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate (subject to successful completion) but will not be eligible to apply for the ICC.
Price: Members: £300
Non Members: £330
Bookings of 3 people are eligible for 10% discount.
Minimum Age: 12. Students under 16, must be accompanied by a parent / guardian. 
Dates: March: 24-25
April: 2-4, 5-6, 7-8, 21-22 (please note 2-4 is a 3 day course due to tide times)
May: 5-6, 19-20
June: 2-3, 16-17, 30-1 July
July: 7-8, 21-22, 30-31
August: 18-19
Sept: 1-2, 29-30
October: 13-14
Private Powerboat Tuition (2 Hours)
Content: This is private tuition and can be tailored to you and can be run in your own boat. Please note that you must ensure you have valid insurance cover to have tuition carried out in your own craft. 
This is not an RYA course and is therefore not certificated. 
Duration: 2 Hours
Pre Course Ability: None
Price: Members: £175 (£90 in own boat)
Non Members: £190 (£100 in own boat) 
The above price is for up to 3 people.
Dates: Not scheduled. Please contact us to discuss further.

     All bookings / enquiries should be made via Nick Williams bssccourses@gmail.com 
Please note that full payment is required to secure your place and a booking is not made until we send confirmation in writing.  



Sharpie dates 2018 for your diary:  

19 & 20 May - Overy Staithe Sharpie Open


2 & 3 June - Wells Sharpie Open


16,17 & 18 June - British Championship at  Brancaster (note: Saturday, Sunday & Monday)


21 & 22 July - Lester Southerland at Brancaster


5 – 10  August - European Championship, Blankenese, Germany


29 & 30 September - Les dye, Brancaster



Sail Training : Sunday 5th August to Friday 10th August

Sailing Week : Monday 20th August to Friday 24th Augu