Welcome to Hooe Point Sailing Club, we are a small sailing club based in Plymouth for Civil Servants and friends of Civil Servants. We were originally formed to make sailing and boating affordable for the working man. These days the club boasts a very healthy dinghy fleet racing on a Monday evening, many motor boats cruising the waters of Plymouth Sound and a large yacht fleet cruising the waters around the south coast and much further.
Located at Hooe Point, Barton Road, Hooe, Plymouth, the Club was formed in 1967 on derelict, Ministry of Defence land adjacent to an old quarry slipway. This slipway had been rebuilt during the Second World War to serve as a launching point for Allied troops. Over the years the land has been cleared and reclaimed using voluntary labour by the Club members. It provides a Clubhouse, workshop, toilets, changing rooms and storage facilities for boats. As a division of the Civil Service Sailing Association (CSSA) it is a private Sailing Club for Civil Servants, Local Government employees, Armed Forces personel and Linked Members. The Civil Service Sports and Leisure Ltd, High Wycombe, Bucks, our parent body and leaseholder of the site, provides sailing facilities for its shareholder members through the CSSA. Following the sale of the MOD land and fundus to Yachthaven Ltd, the lease is now obtained by CSSC from Yachthaven and the Moorings are under licence from the Yachthaven Ltd and Cattewater Harbour Commisioners.
These moorings are essentially drying moorings with some deep water moorings which are laid and maintained by the Club. The lease of the adjacent hut previously used by a Rowing Club has been obtained for the club from Yachthaven Ltd by CSSC. This allows the club to offer undercover winter storage for sailing dinghies.
HPSC is also affiliated to the Port of Plymouth Sailing Association and to the Royal Yachting Association