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The University of Sheffield Sailing Club


Welcome to The University Of Sheffield Sailing Club

Welcome to the University of Sheffield Sailing Club! An excellent way to take a break and get out in the Peak District, come and join us out on the water!

At Sheffield Sailing we offer a range of sessions for all abilities, so whatever sailing experience you have we hope you come and join us for a day on the water! We offer 'give-it-a-go' sessions for those looking to try something new whilst at university as well as our very successful and popular 'Learn to Sail' Course, offering members a chance to gain RYA qualifications at a massively reduced price. Additionally we run regular team training sessions for experienced dinghy sailors and compete regularly across the North. Check out our website for more information.

Come along to our sessions and socials - have a look and message our Facebook page ‘University of Sheffield Sailing Club’, for details of give-it-a-go or training sessions, depending on your ability; or you can email us at We can provide any kit that you may need and would love to get you involved with the club. Of course when you become involved with the club we’d like you to become members, through the Sports Sheffield website.

Over the past couple of years SUSC has grown and strengthened and we hope for this to continue in the future. We aim to increase participation in sailing across the university by catering for all abilities. We hope to keep up our team racing successes, competing against other Northern universities and at BUSA team racing nationals. We aim to keep running our hugely popular learn to sail course taught by our friendly dinghy instructor and hope to get more students confident out on the water.



Our race teams train in our fleet of fireflies on Wednesday afternoons and weekends at Pennine Sailing Club. At the same time we will often have give-it-a-go sessions on as well as our Learn to Sail Course. Details of each session will be posted on our Facebook Page. We will arrange transport to Pennine Sailing Club which is normally a minibus leaving the SU but we will always publicise and let you know if we have any changes to transport. All training sessions are weather dependent.


For Wednesday sessions a bus will usually leave the SU at 1pm. For weekend sessions a bus will usually leave the SU at 9am.


Pennine Sailing Club, Winscar Reservoir - S36 4TF


Help us bring more success to our club

Winning Sheffield Varsity 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Finalists at the Team Racing Championships for 2 years in a row

Shortlisted for Club of the Year in 2020

Key Contacts

Elizabeth Geraghty
Club Captain
Suzy Cooper
Robbie Langford
Race Captain

Information about joining the club

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