About us

Whatever your sailing ability, Exeter University Sailing Club has something for you. After winning BUSA team racing championships in 2017 and again in 2019, therefore being the top rank in the BUCS league tables, EUSC caters for experienced racers and complete beginners alike. Since 1949, we’ve been getting students on the water, offering chilled BBQs, national level competition and everything in between.


Whether it’s fleet racing, team racing or yachting that interests you, EUSC has a team for you. Throughout the year we send teams around the country to compete against other Universities in all disciplines, regularly finishing in podium positions. Closer to home, we run a weekly fleet racing series at Roadford Lake with prizes to be won at Christmas and End of Season Dinner.


Our casual section attracted over 300 sailors last year. With BBQs, club days and weekly trips with instructors on hand all included within your membership, EUSC offers the perfect opportunity to get out on the water or learn to sail. On top of this, weekly socials, intramural sports teams and black tie dinners means that there’s plenty to get involved with off the water too.

The Club

and its activities

Team Racing

By far the most popular discipline at University level, Team Racing brings together boat handling, teamwork and tactics.

Yachting, Keelboats and Match Racing

Yachting with Exeter University Sailing Club caters for all, from beginners to experienced racers there’s something for everyone! The club offers a comprehensive calendar of training and racing for Keelboats, Yachting and Match Racing throughout the year.

Fleet Racing

The club runs a fleet racing series which takes place every Sunday at Roadford Lake. We are also highly competitive in the university circuit and have medalled 11 times in the last 12 university championships.

Casual Sailing

Saturday trips are perfect for any ability; whether you’re a complete novice or a seasoned racer come there’s a chance to get out on the water and do your own thing.


Whether you’re a racer, a casual sailor or even a social member, The club socials are the perfect opportunity to have fun off the water and meet other club members.

The Committee

Commodore – Jack Hanslope

Vice Commodore – Emma Mcknight

Club Secretary – Willow Bland

Club Treasurer – Will Roberts

Team Racing Captain – Murray Hampshire

Yachting Captain – Freddie Liardet

Social Secretaries – Sam Leedham & Sophie Otter

Casual Captain – Greg Young

Media and Publicity Secretary – Lily Carter

Stash and Alumni Secretary – Will Knatchbull

Club Bosun – Ed Harris

Welfare Officer – Flo Manzoni

Contact us

The Sailing Club
University of Exeter Sport
Stocker Road

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