BRYC started life as a sailing club in 1949. A club house was built in 1950/51 when the club became very popular as a location for sailing the Merlin Rocket, a fast wooden sailing boat.
During the early 80s the then commodore introduced a modern fast catamaran which proved very popular with club members; to this day they are the most favoured craft at the club. The 80s also saw the introduction of Windsurfing, which was quickly embraced by the club.
With catamarans well established and the windsurfing contingency growing, the club developed a more relaxed approach to membership, where members visited the club not just to sail, but to also enjoy the facilities and social events organised by the club.
Below is a mixture of photographs from 1949 onward. Some people we know but others we cant recall. If you think you recognise anyone let us know.
Welcome to Bognor Regis Sailing Club. We are a small, active and family-orientated club. We have a range of water sports on offer and have members who sail, windsurf, paddle board, kite-surf, kayak and fish. Every Sunday in the Sailing Season we have races on (weather permitting). There is the opportunity to get out on the water on Wednesday and Friday evenings too. We have cadets that are eager to go out on the water and in addition to this have set up Women on Water and also Skills sessions on Saturdays. These two groups will be for adults to gain confidence and experience on the water under a less competitive atmosphere. There is always a safety boat out for all sailing activities and we are lucky to have qualified RYA Instructors in our members.
We have lots of courses available to all ages and levels of experience, such as Power Boat, Catamaran, Dinghy and Youth. The courses vary in cost and length (2 days, 6 weeks) and we have a list in the Club for names to go on if you are interested. Or alternatively please ask for our Rear Commodore Sailing Steve Lamb, who can give you information too.
We have many social events throughout the year including live music, fund raising days, Summer Ball, New Years Eve celebrations, theme nights and days / events for children, the Club is available for hire to members and non-members with very competitive prices. There is an excellent bar, with good ales and low prices, changing rooms with showers, storage facilities, and fantastic dining on offer from the Whe Hey Cafe
Our club is run voluntarily by our members, for our members.