United by the love of sailing, sea, and socialising

Welcome from the Commodore

Weston Bay Yacht Club was founded in 1932, the club aims to serve all of Weston Bay’s and the surrounding areas’ wind and water users, be that as a sailor, windsurfer, canoeist, land yacht sailor, kite flyer, or whatever it is you want to do.

For those who prefer the more social aspects of the sport, we also have a vibrant social calendar. Events vary from our regatta to acoustic music nights through Christmas parties, quiz nights, and many other functions and celebrations.

We have changing rooms with hot showers for members and visiting sailors, as well as our bar and lounge areas. We also have a fully equipped galley (or kitchen if you prefer).

We offer very cost-effective mooring spaces along the River Axe with spaces for up to approximately 100 yachts.

We also have a training room for holding our RYA-approved and many other courses and meetings.

We are a relatively informal, forward-looking club. The sight of a blazer and cravat on a member is incredibly rare, I can only recall this vision once in the past 5 years, although I have seen many overalls, muddy boots, and large smiles. This informality is our strength.

All members maintain and, in some cases, renovate, their own craft. During the sanding, varnishing, painting, and repair we enjoy sharing a coffee, a yarn, and a sound tip or two, although with two members there are always 2 right ways to do a task. We like solving problems. This is how most of us can keep boats; not because we have deep pockets.

We are united by our fascination for boats and love of the sea. Some members like nothing more than gently sailing around the bay; others have sailed single-handed to the Azores; one or two have been shanghaied in Cardiff Bay, Ilfracombe, or Watchet!

I would welcome your involvement and I very much look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our clubhouse any Friday night and hopefully into our club.

Fair winds to you all!

Mike Healy


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