Open Dinghy Club

Recreational Sailing from the Beach at East Preston

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The club was founded back in 1972 after participants at a sailing course begged to be able to sail some more.

The ODC is a sailing club for those who enjoy sailing their small boats from the shore. We pride ourselves on a relaxed, friendly family atmosphere and although we organise a busy racing schedule and an annual regatta weekend, the most important thing for all of us is to have fun sailing our boats. They range from Toppers to 20 foot performance catamarans.


You can send us an enquiry or dowload a Membership Application Form here.

The Dinghy Club Must Move

Our lease of the present site was terminated at the end of 2016. So we have been searching the local coastline for a new venue.

There are no available spaces between Worthing and Littlehampton other than on the shingle.

We are now trying to find a way forward in discussion with officers from Arun District Council. We very much hope to continue sailing activities in East Preston in some way.

Recent news

28/05/2018 00:00:00      Mainsheet - May 2018

Hello All,   As promised in the last Mainsheet here are details ...
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03/04/2018 00:00:00      Mainsheet - April 2018

Hello All, It has been a while since the last communication from us - ...
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18/10/2016 00:00:00      Site Close Down Update :: Boat Storage :: Bonfire Reminder

ODC Site Decommissioning Well done and thanks to those who were down at ...
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30/09/2016 00:00:00      Removal of Boats to storage

Our previous email has only sparked off 4 replies. If we don't hear ...
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28/09/2016 00:00:00      ODC Site Close Down Schedule

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