***** COVID-19 New Rules. Effective from 4th July 2020 ****

These rules apply to members only but non-members are now welcome when introduced as guests of members as described in a recent bulletin. 

The directors of NSSC hope you are all keeping safe and well. The government has issued new advice which we’ve analysed, and have arrived at a different set of rules to those previously issued. These take effect from Sunday 4th July 2020.

Firstly, plans are underway to restart racing on the sea from Sunday 12th July. Members should watch out for detailed bulletins on this. The Galley at the club-house at Seaford is now open to the public for normal hours and to club members (only) on club days and evenings (first club night is Friday 10th July). Social distancing instructions and hygiene instructions should be rigorously followed.

With respect to Piddinghoe, free-sailing is allowed (dinghies, windsurfers or whatever is normally allowed) as individuals, or multiples from the same household. You must maintain the normal social distancing rules while at the pond. You are responsible for your own safety, and the safety boats will not be allowed to be deployed. The reason for this is the difficulty of maintaining social distancing when effecting a rescue. You can free-sail at the same time as others.

So please use your common sense. If you find Piddinghoe too busy to maintain social distancing then turn around and try again later. All members of a household or bubble must maintain social distancing from members of other households or bubbles.

The club-room and toilets at Piddinghoe will be open (only one person at a time allowed), but the changing rooms closed. You can also go to the pond to maintain your boat. Regular site maintenance (like grass-cutting) will still need to happen so please allow those activities to take place unhindered. Please take away all the rubbish you might create.

Under eighteens must be accompanied at the pond by an adult (from the same household).

Richard Beal, NSSC Company Secretary. 


Welcome to Newhaven and Seaford Sailing Club (NSSC) in East Sussex, we are a family-friendly watersports club and RYA (RYA OnBoard) training centre founded in 1952. We have Dinghy, Catamaran, Windsurf and Keelboat sailing and racing all year round, with beach, lake and marina facilities. You can take part in Kayak, Canoe and Paddleboarding too with new members always welcomed.  

We have a main site at Seaford clubhouse located on the beach with organised racing series on Sundays and Wednesday evenings throughout the summer.  We also have facilities at our inland lake at Piddinghoe, where we sail all year round with a winter sailing series, windsurf and powerboat RYA training for adults and children.

We run cadet nights, with training and fun groups, at Piddinghoe on Tuesday evenings from May to July and Saturday afternoons in the Autumn and have our popular Women on Water (WOW) sailing evenings from April to October. 

The club is run by the members on a volunteer basis, we have galley, changing and shower facilities at both our beach and inland sites. The popular Seaford beach site has a fully staffed popular cafe, The Galley, a members bar and club facilities, with camping at both sites for open and annual sailing events. The club also sail keel boats out of Newhaven Marina, with safety, training and rescue boats for sea activities, so is totally covered for all aspects of sailing and watersports activities.  Download our PDF guide for more info



Events Diary

We have a very active schedule of events, please come along and see what is happening, at any of our events there will be friendly members who will be happy help, tell you more about NSSC and answer questions, all our events are listed here:


Seaford Beach Webcam

Want to know what the front-wave looks like before travelling to Seaford for a race? We now have a webcam showing the rubber strips, the beach and the sea. This should work from most devices. There are weather links on the webcam page. Seaford Beach Live Webcam


Seaford Weather



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