The club was re-named Kent Landsailing Club in December 1996 and was formerly known as the Varne Sandyachting Club, which had been in existence for many years. It was decided to change the name to Kent Land Yacht Club from year 2002.
At Greatstone we sail on most low-tide weekend days provided that the weather is suitable, apart from the summer school holidays (particularly July and August) when the beach can get very busy with holiday-makers etc.
Access to the beach is usually via the car park opposite the Romney Sands Holiday Camp, The Parade, Greatstone, New Romney Kent. This is not a Shepway District Council owned car park and not subject to any charges but does get busy at times, particularly lunch time in the warmer weather. There is another car park at the other end of the beach, near (behind) the Seahorse pub, but this one is a pay and display with extra charge for trailers. The car park near the Jolly Fisherman pub is unsuitable for yacht access. This is also a Pay and Display.
Since 1999 we have been able to sail on Margate beach in the winter months. This new site is smaller than Greatstone but still large enough to have fun on! In order to sail here you need to be a member of the Thanet Water Users Group and minimum pilot level two unless sailing with an instructor. Contact the club secretary for details.

Ours is a small but friendly club and we welcome new members from all over the South East of England. Both class 5 and Miniyachts are sailed.
We are affiliated to The British Federation of Sand and Landyacht Clubs (BFSLYC) also known as the FED so help is available to those who wish to progress through the pilot rating scheme.  The first objective should be to obtain the Pilot's Licence which enables you to take part in competitions should you wish. It is also useful when sailing at other club sites, particularly if you wish to sail abroad.
For those with their own yacht, full membership of the club is very cheap £45 per year, those joining part way through the year are charged on a pro-rata basis (minimum three months). Alternatively there are our come and try days@  £65 inclusive of use of yacht, instruction  & days insurance. If you make the the first steps towards taking up what is the most exciting, exhilarating and friendly wind-powered sport available in the U.K. We, at the Kent Land Yacht Club are here to help and develop you needs we  look forward to meeting you on the beach. Need any more information? Contact the club

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