Sailing & Boat Activities

Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club
SH Yacht Club logoWe welcome new members at any time. There are always lots of functions and activities planned throughout the year. Of course we have great food and discounted drinks to our members. We are the only club in the harbour selling Harveys beer!

Do call in and speak to Sarah to view the club.
Open Tuesday – Thursday 17.00-23.00,
Friday-Saturday 12.00-23.00 and
Sundays 12.00-18.00.

Quiz Night - 1st and 3rd Thursday of each Month. Join a team - alternatively make up a team of your own (max 6). Free to SHYC members, £2 to non-members all welcome.

Call in anytime, or contact the membership secretary, Linda Hayler: Tel: 01323 470888 Also on Facebook . Come and see how much fun you can have!
Maritime Volunteer Service
Maritime Volunteer logoThe Maritime Volunteer Service (MVS) is a charity organisation which aims to promote seamanship and maritime engineering for the young and old alike through local units around the country.

Training nights are held every Tuesday evening at 19:30 in the new MVS unit within the Boat Shed. New members are always welcome, but give us a call first so we can organise for someone to greet you.

For more information, visit the MVS website or
E-mail MVS Tel: 01892 853500.
Sovereign Harbour Berth Holders Association
SH Berth Holders Assn logoWas formed in 1999 and is RYA affiliated. The Association benefits the Berth Holders as well as the harbour management.

Membership offers discounts from local trades people, free RNLI safety courses, workshops and other courses.  Web site:
Pevensey Bay Sailing Club
Pevensey bay Sailing logoFriendly, family orientated dinghy sailing and windsurf club, 10 minutes walk along the beach from the east end of the harbour. General sailing, training at all levels and regular club racing and regular social events.

We welcome beginners and experienced sailors alike and we sail at the weekends and on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the summer. Our clubhouse offers hot food and a bar at the weekends, often enjoyed by members using our sun terrace overlooking the stunning views over the bay and on towards Bexhill and Hastings.

Do come and have a look round the club at any time or contact the membership secretary, Mike Chapman, at:
Website: for further information click here


Sovereign Harbour Associations, Groups, Social Clubs and Activities

Harbour Friends Sovereign Harbour Social Club

Harbour Friends logoA social club for adults of all ages. Weekly Wednesday evening meetings at the Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club.

A range of popular social activites and outing are arranged. For further information please contact Irene on 01323 479855 or visit our website for more info:

SH Social ClubSocial club for the over-50s. Weekly coffee mornings on Wednesdays at 10am in Simply Italian, The Waterfront. Due to the club's popularity, membership is currently fully subscribed.

Contact: Betty Saunders
Sovereign Harbour Bridge Club Sovereign Harbour Photoclub UK

Bridge Club logoThe Sovereign Harbour Bridge Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday at the Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club at 1.10pm for 1:30pm start.

The club runs a host system and all levels are very welcome with or without a partner.

Our current series of lessons for beginners is fully subscribed. We will run more according to demand. They are informal mini-bridge based lessons that aim to have you playing cards from the first lesson.

For further information please visit the Club's web page
or email:

logoThe Sovereign Harbour Photoclub UK meets on Tuesday evenings, from 7 to 8pm, over coffee, in the the Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club. Prospective members of all abilities, from beginners to professionals are welcome.

The objective of the club is help members take better photographs with the camera they have, including smartphone cameras and, also, to increase the knowledge and ability of less experienced members through projects exhibitions, competitions and workshops, supported by talks and demonstrations. Young photographers will be especially welcome.

If you would be interested in taking part, please e-mail the secretary with your name and a daytime telephone number.
 Polyphony Vocal Ensemble Eastbourne Fishermen's Digital Camera Club
We are now "Polyphony Vocal Ensemble" performing quality, polyphonic songs in our own formal concerts. These local concerts fundraise for Eastbourne Blind Society. By invitation we may support other charities sharing proceeds from concerts in venues arranged by them.

A place may be available for your voice. If you are interested in being on our guest list (male or female) or becoming a full member (ladies only) please email us.

Website: Sovereign Polyphony 
logoSet up by Sovereign Harbour residents, the club now meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month 7- 9 pm, at the Eastbourne Fishermen's Club, Royal Parade, Eastbourne, BN22 7AA

Contact: Steve Lashley on 01323-478651.
Sovereign Harbour Rotary Club Sovereign Harbour Art Group
rotary logoMeets every Tuesday at 7pm for 7.30pm buffet dinner in Seasons at the Sovereign Harbour Waterfront.

Contact: President - Steve Newman
Rotary Club Facebook page
WRoary Club website
Art GroupWeekly art classes in a friendly, informal & relaxed environment. Regular exhibitions. Meets on Thursday mornings at Christ The King Catholic Hall, Princes Road.
Contact: Angela on 07914 884 378
Web page has more details:
Sovereign Harbour Bowls Club The Harbour Women's Institute (WI)
SH Short Mat Bowls Club meets every Thursday evening, in term time, at the Haven School, from 6:30pm until 9:00pm. To join please leave your name and contact details on 01323 472259 or
WI logoMeetings on the second Monday of every month, starting at 2:00pm at the Yacht Club. Also has a Craft Club with separate meetings.
Contact: Frances Harrap
Tel: 01323 472 649
Sovereign Harbour Facebook Community Heffle Golf Society
Facebook logoNews, photos and information about Sovereign Harbour.

A place to add posts be they pictures, news items, or facts and figures about life at Sovereign Harbour.
Website (Facebook)
Formed in the Heathfield area (hence the name) now based at Sovereign Harbour. Aims to provide competitive golf in a friendly atmosphere with realistic handicapping and all year round venues.

Contact: 07777 682 038
The Haven Players Harbour Exercise Classes
Amateur drama group based at the Memorial Hall, Dittons Rd, Stone Cross. Members include Sovereign Harbour residents.

Now held at the Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club
Pilates - Monday 9:15 to 10:10
Healthy 50+ - Monday 10:15 to 11:10

Mari-Anne Elder
07748 678030
The Garden Bar Golf Society The Garden Bar Sunday Football Team
Meets once a month for a day's golf at high quality courses. Current members cover a wide range of abilities, with handicaps ranging from 6 to 28 and, although the golf is important, the social aspects of the day are equally significant.

For more information, call in to the Garden Bar at the Sovereign Harbour Waterfront, or e-mail
The team plays its home games at Hampden Park, and are current champions of the Lewes and District Premiership, and are riding high this year too. Last year they were runners-up in three knock-out cup tournaments.

For more information, call in to the Garden Bar at the Sovereign Harbour Waterfront or e-mail
Under Ground Theatre Volunteers Sovereign Harbour Flickr Group
Under Ground logoHelp with front-of-house, café and backstage tasks at the Under Ground Theatre, Central Library, Grove Road, Eastbourne.

Contact: Alan Hutchinson
Telephone:  07923 012 251 Email:
flickr logoSovereign Harbour Eastbourne Group on Flickr.

A place to view and upload photos of Sovereign Harbour.

Website (flickr)