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Harbour Clubs, Associations & Groups

Note: The information below should be verified before attending.

Harbour Friends

A 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. Due to high numbers of current members, a waiting list may apply. For further information please visit our website:

Sovereign Harbour Art Group

Weekly art classes in a friendly, informal & relaxed environment. New members welcome. 

The Sovereign Harbour Art Group classes have resumed on Thursdays from 10am - 12.30pm, in Christ The King Church Hall, Langley Roundabout, Eastbourne, East Sussex. 
Contact: Angela on 07914 884 378
Web page has more details:

Sovereign Harbour Photoclub UK

The SH 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 their camera, including smartphone cameras and to increase knowledge and ability through projects 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.

Sovereign Harbour Bowls Club - Short Mat Bowls

Currently we are unable to take any new members. If you are interested in joining please contact: Anne Newson by e-mail at

The Harbour Women's Institute (WI)

Meetings 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

Harbour Dolphins

Harbour Dolphins are a swimming / dipping social group in Sovereign Harbour.  We started the adventure in November 2021. Harbour Dolphins get their kicks between the groynes opposite the Martello Tower on North Harbour beach. Swim times are: Weekdays 8am, weekends 9am and Bank Holidays 9.30am. Contact: Nancy Dickson-Fisher 07710 538 230  Facebook page...

Sovereign Divers

Sovereign divers are your local dive club, we are based at the Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club and have been established for 50 years. We have a 7.2m dive RHIB which is moored behind the yacht club with easy access to our compressor and equipment room.

We welcome divers from all agencies as well as people new to diving, training can be provided from entry level though to dive leader.

If you would like to know more please do not hesitate to reach out to Ian Mather ( As well as divers we also welcome boat handlers and dive coxswains, again training can be arranged.

Serenity Divers

A BSAC scuba diving club based in Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne. We regularly dive the local wrecks, usually 2 or 3 times a week during the dive season.

Our boat is Serenity, an 8.6 metre catamaran which is a great dive platform and has a dive lift to make exiting the water easy. Members range from ocean divers to trimix qualified rebreather divers. Club subscriptions are kept to a nominal level and the only cost to dive is a share of the fuel costs for the trip. 

We meet Wednesday evenings at the yacht club. All trained divers are welcome to call or come and meet us.

Football Reboot

We are an Over 30 Football Group providing access to the sport for Harbour residents. We play 6-a-side football twice weekly at Cavendish Sport Centre.  Several of our members come from the Harbour and although we are not in a league our games are very competitive and fun.  Our games are outdoor and indoor on a Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 - 7:30pm - Cost £4.  We are looking for new players and welcome adults regardless of fitness and football ability.  Contact Stephen Maxwell on 07966 214 279 or email him at:

The Garden Bar Sunday Football Team

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

The Garden Bar Golf Society

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

Sovereign Harbour Facebook Community

News, rumours, discussion and photos about Sovereign Harbour.

A place to share posts be they pictures, news items, moans or announcements about events at Sovereign Harbour.
Website (Facebook)

Sovereign Harbour Flickr Group

Sovereign Harbour Eastbourne Group on Flickr.

A place to view and upload photos of Sovereign Harbour.
Website (flickr)

The Haven Players

Amateur drama group based at the Memorial Hall, Dittons Rd, Stone Cross. Members include Sovereign Harbour residents.

Eastbourne Voices

Eastbourne Voices Community Pop Choir meet and rehearse on Monday evenings in the Sovereign Harbour Community Centre and have many members from The Harbour.  This uplifting choir encourages people of all abilities to sing as they do not use music. If you would like further information on the choir or are interested in joining them, please visit:

Sovereign Harbour
 Yacht Club

We 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!

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 - or 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!

Sovereign Harbour Berth Holders Association

Was 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:

Maritime Volunteer Service

The 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.

Pevensey Bay Sailing Club

Friendly, family orientated dinghy sailing windsurf and paddleboard 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, Dave Watson, at: