Welcome to St Ives Sailing Club

We are a small friendly club that sails in St Ives Bay as often as the weather allows.

Club sailing in spring and summer is on Wednesday evenings (as long as the light allows) and Saturday afternoons until autumn.

Sailors of all ages and abilities are very welcome to join the club and if you are a visitor to St Ives who can already sail then you are welcome to come out with us as well.

Join for around £1 Per Week

We race a handicap fleet, which means all is fair and equitable. Two races on Saturdays (14:00 start) and one race on Wednesdays (19:00 start or 18:30 when fading light is an issue). See our Notices of Race for full details.

If you would rather simply enjoy a sail in the most picturesque bay in the country at your own pace, then our safety boat crew and the occasional dolphin will keep a watchful eye over you.

Most of the boats in the pen are owned by members, but we do have a small fleet of club boats suitable for all abilities, which are used for training and available for members.

We also have a regatta once a year, which visiting boats are also welcome to enter.

If you would like to be involved, but don’t wish to sail, we also need people to help crew our safety boat or assist our race officers in the lighthouse on Smeaton’s Pier.

We have a small cabin and boat yard at the back of The Sloop car park in the centre of St Ives.

Why not drop in and say hello?

We gather an hour or so before racing starts, so at about 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings or at about 12:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoons.

Or contact any member of the committee below.


We have a small committee that runs the club, but everyone is expected to chip in and help when needed. If you have the time or enthusiasm then these are the only qualifications to joining the committee and we always need new committee members to help keep us running. If you have expertise in any other area, so much the better. Just get in touch with any committee member to find out more.

Flag Officers

Commodore - Jon Keast

(Head Honcho)


Vice Commodore - Tim Lukes

(Commodore's Henchman or Woman)

Sailing Secretary - John Palser

(Racing 'n That)


Assistant Sailing Secretary - Vacant

(Does the work for the Sailing Secretary)

Secretary - Martin Rawling

(Reading & Writing)


Membership Secretary - Rob Lawrence

(Tells you that you owe money)


Treasurer - Barrie Dain

(Counts the Money)


Committee Members

Boatswain - Paul Gumbleton

(Mends everything)


(Help mend everything)

David Peters

Paul Tarplee

John Wilson

Andy Mansell

Alan Peck


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