Filey Sailing Club

Jim Saltonstall rates this Yorkshire venue as one of the best on the east coast
Filey Sailing Club is situated on the east coast of Yorkshire and has hosted numerous national dinghy events over the years. Ideal for either national championships or major open meetings, the club offers good facilities, both ashore and afloat. Access is via the A170, which is the main east coast road, running out to Scarborough, or the A64 from York. From the south, take the A165 from Bridlington. Filey is a small seaside resort, steeped in both character and history, ideal for the sailing as well as the family holiday area. There is good accommodation, restaurants, and great fish and chips! Caravan and camping facilities are all in abundance in the immediate surrounding area. For those looking for places to visit, you will not be disappointed. The Yorkshire moors, Bempton cliffs, Flambrough Head, Scarborough and Bridlington are all within 30 minutes’ driving time, so there is plenty to choose from. Racing Area Filey Bay offers a superb racing area - a small-secluded bay protected from the western sector winds, exposed to the easterlies. Launching is off a shallow shelving hard beach, which is not a problem at all in the predominantly westerly winds during the summer months. The bay is protected from the northerly winds by Filey Brig, which extends out to the east, curling away to the south-east. Racing normally takes place inside the bay, but could be further to seaward if required. Looking at the chart, you will see that it is a relatively shallow race area, not too deep until you get well to the east of the Brig. Wind Direction 340-020 degrees: The wind from this direction is coming over the Brig, so it is quite shifty, as the land is relatively high to windward. Should you ever get this wind direction in Filey Bay, the race committee will