Start Sailing Programmes for Adults and Youth Development are closed for further enrolments at present.


We sail all-year round. In Summer club racing is on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons. In Winter, Saturday afternoons only.


HBYC has a very relaxed atmosphere with drinks and pub food available including Oysters!. Open to non-members escpecially for Friday nights with live music and Sunday lunches.


With the introduction of coastal rowing skiffs, you can now join HBYC as a rowing member and participate in this fast growing sport.

Welcome to our Club

Sailing is often seen as quite an elitist sport, giving the impression of a yacht club’s doors being closed to the general public. This is not the spirit of HBYC! Our aim is to make sailing accessible for everyone, with regular club racing and more relaxed cruising events. If you are not a boat owner, we can connect you with yachts looking for crew on our ‘Crew Connector WhatsApp group. HBYC has also recently introduced coastal rowing skiffs as part of the club’s activities.
*special thanks to photographer Alec Smith for permission to use many of his shots (taken during our Admiral’s Regatta), for this website.
You can browse Alec’s photographs of our 2018 Admiral’s Regatta here.

Latest News and Events

Leopard Challenge Regatta … the final leg

Leopard Challenge Regatta … the final leg

Who will be the overall winner of this 4 regatta series?The Leopard Challenge is the new format for our traditional club championships. The overall winner is based on the results of four regattas staged throughout the year. This year 13 Hunter 19s have competed in the...

‘Leopard’ is launched

‘Leopard’ is launched

Our first St Ayles Coastal Rowing Skiff is launched.  Sunday 17 February not only drew a large crowd to watch the launch of 'Leopard', this also marked the official adoption of coastal rowing at HBYC. Led by a Scottish Piper, members and visitors followed...


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