Sailing in Chichester Bosham England, PO18 8TE

Discover sailing in Chichester Harbour – whether you want to learn the basics, improve your skills or charter a boat

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Chichester is situated just a few miles from the coast where the huge expanse of Chichester Harbour offers endless opportunities to get out on the water.

How can I take part sailing experiences in Chichester Harbour?

You can find sailing experiences of all kind, whether you want to learn the basics or improve your skills. Tuition is on hand from a various local operators including Cobnor Activities Centre  where you can find everything from beginner to instructor level. If you’re keen to test out your sea legs, try a taster sail with the Sail Boat Project – a community interest company aiming to offer access to the sea for all. There’s a variety of other experiences on offer too, from chartered trips, to RYA crew or skipper training.


a picture of a sail boat sailing across Chichester Harbour

Great Things to do in Chichester – Sailing

Chichester Harbour Race Week

The Chichester Harbour Race Week takes place in August and is organised by Chichester Harbour Federation.

The dates for the 2022 race week are 15-19 August.



Sailing Clubs

There are a wealth of Sailing Clubs located in the harbour

Itchenor Sailing Club

Dell Quay Sailing Club

Chichester Yacht Club

Bosham Sailing Club

West Wittering Sailing Club



Other things to do

Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church is located in Bosham local to the South Downs National Park and the city of Chichester.

Bosham Walk Arts & Crafts Centre

Bosham Walk Arts & Crafts Centre is located in Bosham, local to the Witterings and the city of Chichester which is home to Goodwood.

An image of the village of Bosham, West Sussex

The Chichester Harbour Circular cycle route is a 13 mile circular bike ride suitable for riders of all ages and abilities as it is virtually flat. It makes a great day out as you stop along the route to explore…

Sail boat project

A workers’ co-operative established in 2009, Sail Boat Project provide a range of learning activities based around sailing. Based in beautiful Chichester harbour we aim to widen access to the sea, for all. Never been sailing before? Try one of…