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Welcome to the Runswick Bay Beach and Sailing Club website. We are a family friendly sailing club located on the beach at Runswick Bay, a picturesque cliffside fishing village north of Whitby on the beautiful North Yorkshire coast. Our club sailing day is Sunday from April to October and we sail monohulls and catamarans with Dart racing taking place most weeks in the season. We have a fun and varied calendar of social events from barbeques to formal balls planned throughout the year, sail training for new and improving sailors, an annual regatta and occasional long distance races also form part of our programme. Come and join us if you enjoy sailing and socialising in a fantastic beachside setting.



The Sailing club at Runswick Bay was Founded in 1953 by a group of friends that all had an interest in both sailing and Runswick Bay. From these beginnings, the club managed to obtain the lease on the beach cafe as its base and new club house.


It soon developed into a very popular sailing venue, with various types of mono-hulled craft out most weekends in the summer. The first major change came with the introduction of the Shearwater Catamaran in 1960. This soon became the benchmark boat and most members at the time swapped one hull for two. In 1977 the club held a promotional weekend with a new type of Catamaran - the Dart 18 and the ageing Shearwater was replaced.


In 1998 the club name changed and we became not only a Sailing Club but a Beach Club. The Club House is located in the South Western corner of Runswick Bay approximately 1/2 mile from the village where there is parking for the club members. 

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