Welcome

Until further notice, Cody Sailing Club activities are paused due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. As soon as we get further instructions from the UK Government and the RYA permitting resumption of activities, we will be in touch.

Cody Sailing Club – a virtual sailing club specialising in fleet dinghy cruising and family camping.

The face-to-face AGM planned for April 2nd has been cancelled. We will be holding the business of the AGM in alternative ways, which are being communicated to the membership.

  • Bridging the gap between RYA Level 2 and confidently sailing in a wide variety of conditions on your own.
  • Come adventurous dinghy cruising in company – fleet dinghy cruising
  • Join us family camping with club and personally owned sailing dinghies. Bring-your-own canoes, windsurfers and Stand-Up Paddlers are welcome. Camp by the waterside in beautiful locations
  • Extend your range… Coastal cruise your dinghy on a family camping holiday.

We are a friendly Club and we welcome anyone interested in dinghy cruising, yacht cruising and camping – and you don’t have to do them all – we also walk and cycle sometimes.

The whole family, and singles, will enjoy the good life getting back to nature with Cody.

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Preparing to sail to Swanage as a fleet from Poole Harbour

We have a wide operating area, across the South of England, and we venture further afield for camps. We sail in Sussex, Hampshire, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.

We are based in Hampshire, with a membership across the South of England. We currently keep our club boats at Frensham Pond and Southampton SC, and run some activities at both locations. For daysails we travel to great locations on the South Coast, and we travel further afield for camps.
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A family day on the beach at Mill Bay in Salcombe Harbour. Seven boats sailed and some more members drove to the beach.

The primary purpose of the club is to organise affordable coastal sailing cruises and sailing-themed camps for our members, in a friendly and supportive group environment. The sailing is designed to suit a wide range of sailing abilities, whilst the camping also appeals to non-sailing members of all ages.

While we are most definitely not a racing community, we welcome members with all levels of sailing competence, and there is always a healthy interest in effective and efficient sailing.

We do not offer clubhouse facilities or storage for club member’s boats.

Instead, the club operates primarily as a tidal cruising organisation for sailing dinghies and  yachts. We sail in a wide variety of sailing locations in and around the UK.

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Members bring Canoes, SUPs and Windsurfers to camp. Here the canoeists are preparing for an early morning paddle towards Salcombe.

Our programme provides both tidal and inland sailing events that are tailored to suit the mixed interests of our membership.

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Two dinghies on the beach at Alum Bay for lunch.

Many of our camps are on private coastal sites that landowners have made available to the club over many years.

We enjoy fleet dinghy cruising in tidal waters in the Solent and other prime UK locations.

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Enjoying the beautiful scenery at Lannacombe Beach. Sail out of Salcome on the ebb, turn left and round Prawle Point. The headland of Start Point is in the distance.

We support Cruiser Rally’s for our Yachting community and dinghy fraternity alike, and in order to maintain social contact all year round we hold winter events both on the water and ashore.

To provide dinghy space for non-boat owners on our cruising events, the club also provides access to three Comet Trio club dinghies, subject to an additional Dinghy Section membership fee. These boats are also available for hire by qualified crews.

Comet Trios at Frensham
Club Boats being sailed by members after they have passed RYA Level 1 and 2, and want to now build their skills and experience.

We are an active and friendly sailing club whose membership used to be drawn mostly from around the Farnborough and Portsdown, Hampshire area, and now we have membership from Yorkshire to Somerset, Sussex to Dorset. We organise regular dinghy cruises on the sea and inland waters as well as yacht cruises and many family camps. Other activities involve friendly racing and many social activities including visits and talks.

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Enjoying a three sail reach in the beautiful Salcombe Harbour.

If you would like to join or would like some more information please contact us, or find us on Facebook.

I for one take great comfort when sailing with Cody friends knowing that there is an intent and experience to give assistance to others.

I love sailing because there is always something to learn. I love dinghy sailing because it’s so immediate.

Thanks to all for 3 great days of sailing and especially to everyone who has worked tirelessly to make the weekend possible

Thanks for a great couple of days!

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Cody Trio sailing off the Isle of Wight Needles – Thanks to Jenny for the photograph.

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It’s coming home – Location change for RYA Dinghy Show 2021 – Farnborough Hampshire

The location of the RYA Dinghy Show will change for 2021.
The venue for 2021 is the Farnborough Exhibition Centre – yes, the airfield which is the spiritual home of Cody Sailing Club. In 1948 the staff of the establishment banded together to create a club in order to get themselves a “Windfall” yacht from the UK Government. 73 years later, the RYA Dinghy Show is coming to our patch.
A review has been conducted by the RYA and the location for the show is a significant consideration. They have assessed London, Northern and Midland centres, and have scored the possible venues and made a choice.
Travel is a big consideration, public transport is better than at Alexandra Palace, as well as better WiFi, and getting in and out is easier. With 3500 free parking spaces, and good transport links it is expected to be a better experience that at Alexandra Palace (although it’s not all about the venue – if the train companies ran trains it would have very much helped).
The date for next year is 27th and 28th February 2021.
After 25 years at Alexandra Palace, this will be quite a shock for some exhibitors, and I think it could not be more convenient for us 🙂
All the dinghies with high masts will be along one side as the roof is shaped like a wing with higher and lower ceiling heights.
The price for the stand will be the same for exhibitors as this year. There are opportunities for some exhibitors to expand their space, as the Dinghy Show as it currently is will occupy only 2/3rds of the available space.

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