Sailing and other water sports activities
Boating, sailing, yachting, rowing, windsurfing and canoeing are all popular activities on the river and in the Port of Shoreham.
This section lists activities available. To the best of our knowledge the information given is correct, but please check with the relevant authority or club for the current situation, costs and availability.
Adur Canoe Club: is based at the Adur Outdoor Activity Centre and offers courses and training in canoeing. Adur Canoe Club also offers "just paddling for fun, it's what we do most of really". For more information see the Adur Canoe Club website. (1 on the map below)
Adur Centre Sailing Club: is based at the Adur Outdoor Activity Centre and offers RYA recognised training and every thing you need to learn to sail boats, safety equipment and instructors. The club is primarily for young people aged 10 to 18 but also welcomes family and adult membership. For more information see the Adur Centre Sailing Club website. (1 on the map below)
Lancing Kitesurfing Club: For more information see the Lancing Kitesurfing Club website.
Lancing Sailing Club: For more information see the Lancing Sailing Club website.
Shoreham Rowing Club: the clubhouse and boathouse is based on Kingston Beach near the lighthouse in Shoreham Harbour. It is open to all ages and sections of the community, providing recreational and competitive rowing and sculling at both coastal and inland river and lake rowing events for everyone from first-time beginners to experienced rowers. For more information see the Shoreham Rowing Club website. (12 on the map below)
Shoreham Sailing Club: is based near the Shoreham Harbour entrance. It has an active racing programme supporting Laser, Merlin Rocket, Fireball, Wayfarer, Phantom, Handicap and Catamaran fleets. For more information see the Shoreham Sailing Club website. (11 on the map below)
Sussex Yacht Club: is the largest water sports club in Sussex with 1,500 members, and is over 100 years old. It has activities which are accessible to anybody interested in watersports and offers watersport activities to disabled people via its 'Sailability' activity. Children and young people are encouraged to take up water sports via its cadet programs. Non club members are welcomed. It is a centre of excellence for watersports and includes a recognised RYA training centre. The club organises dinghy and cruiser racing and sailing, diving, rowing, and other water sports from its clubhouses in Shoreham and Southwick. It is also proud of its links with, and support for, the Shoreham lifeboat. For more information see the Sussex Yacht Club website. (6 on the map below)
Worthing Rowing Club: For more information see the Worthing Rowing Club website.
Worthing Sailing Club: For more information see the Worthing Sailing Club website.
Other rowing, sailing and yacht clubs nearby:
- Hove Lagoon website
- Brighton Sailing Club website
- Arun Canoe Club website - often organises trips on the River Adur
- Health walks
- The Coastal Link joins Shoreham-by-Sea to the South Downs and connects up with the South Downs Way and the Downs Link - with walks, bridle paths and cycle paths alongside the River Adur
- Worthing Pier
- Channel Swimming Association website
Map showing approximate locations of slipways, hards, marinas, boatyards, sailing and yacht clubs and other places of interest on the River Adur and in Shoreham Harbour.
- not all locations shown on the map below are public access.
- as part of ongoing work in the Shoreham Adur Tidal Walls Scheme, the Environment Agency and it's contractors are closing the slipway at Emerald Quay from May 15th 2017 until August 2017.
- more details on other available public slipways are listed below.
Locations shown on map above:
1. Adur Outdoor Activity Centre (also Adur Canoe Club, Adur Water Activities Centre and the Sea Scouts)
2. Ropetackle Hard slipway, also known locally as Little High Street Hard slipway - hard owned by West Sussex County Council
3. Ship Street Hard slipway (opposite Ship Street) - hard owned by West Sussex County Council
4. Star Gap Hard slipway (opposite Church Street) - hard owned by West Sussex County Council
5. Dolphin Hard slipway, also known locally as East Coronation Green slipway (opposite East Street) - hard owned by West Sussex County Council
6. Stowes Gap Hard - access to the hard is a public right of way for trolley wheeled access only across from the entrance way on Brighton Road, there is no parking available - hard owned by Sussex Yacht Club
6. Sussex Yacht Club - please note, the slipway within the perimeter of the club car park is a private slipway and for the use of club members only - see Sussex Yacht Club website
7. Tarmount Hard (to the east of Sussex Yacht Club) - this has now been filled in and is being redesignated as a restricted byway - owned by Sussex Yacht Club
8. Surry Hard slipway (opposite Surry Street / New Road junction) - hard owned by West Sussex County Council
8. Surry Boatyard (opposite Surry Street / New Road junction)
9. Riverside Marine - see Riverside Marine website
11. Shoreham Sailing Club - see Shoreham Sailing Club website
12. Kingston Beach slipway
12. Shoreham Rowing Club - see Shoreham Rowing Club website
13. Lady Bee Marina - see Marinas on Shoreham Port website
14. Riverside Yard
For the location of all the wharfs on the River Adur and in Shoreham port please see the:
Contact Adur enquiries
Adur & Worthing Councils,
The Shoreham Centre,
2 Pond Road,
Contact Worthing enquiries
Adur & Worthing Councils,
Worthing Town Hall,