2014 Committee

John Cooper

Commodore - Sailing Development Manager

My role on the Committee is to coordinate the development of Worthing Sailing club. Gaining sponsorship, coordinating Open Days, encouraging training and aligning what we do with what members want. This involves Liaising with the RYA, tourist information, local press, and local authorities, for mutual benefit.

Matthew Cooper

Vice Commodore - Web Master

Hi I will be looking after the club’s website for this current year of great sailing. So after a great day or evenings racing, you can kick back at the bar with a cool beer or whatever takes your fancy, and while you enjoy your drink you can chat with the other members about the sailing.

With the new website I am open to any comments and ideas but what would be great is any news articles, tips and tricks, etc..... Just come up for a chat or drop me a email on webmaster@worthingsailingclub.co.uk

Chris Halfknight

Rear Commodore - Club Bosun

I started sailing in 1979 when a work colleague said he was selling a boat called a Topper. Well I bought it and taught myself to sail at Chipstead, near to where I lived in Beckenham. We moved to Worthing soon after and I progressed to sail a Laser. I entered open meetings and National Championships and became Laser Class Captain. Over the years I have had an Iso, a Lark, a Spice and a full on twin trapeze mad monohull with wings called a Boss. After serving on the committee for 5 years I became Commodore in 1989 and bought a Dart 18. Having served my time as a Jaguar car mechanic it seemed only right that I should look after our 4 rescue boats/tractor and engines and I am now the Club Bosun.

Gareth Luker


I have been a member of Worthing Sailing Club on and off since 1985 with a 10 year gap in between spent freezing on the side of football and rugby pitches. As sailing secretary it is my role to promote sailing in general with the main focus on organising and ensuring the smooth running of the racing program. I sail a Dart 18 and am at the club (hopefully racing) most Sundays in the season. PS - I can always be bribed with a pint.

Neil Young

Clubhouse and Boat Park Maintenance Manager

I have been a member of Worthing Sailing Club since March 2008. As a family we have enjoyed many weekends sailing. Its a great family club and we have made some very good friends. I am  responsible for the maintenance at the club, so if  there is anything that needs addressing feel free to come and have a chat, you will probably find me propping up the bar with Nigel after a good days sailing.

Jerry Robinson

Membership Secretary - Boat Space Manager

I became a member of Worthing Sailing Club when my wife bought me a boat and club membership when it was both the club's and my 50th birthday year in 2007. As Membership Secretary, people seem to want to disappear as I approach - I can't think why! If however you want to give me money and completed membership forms on club days, I would very much appreciate it if you would see me in the clubhouse AFTER racing, not in the boat park as I am trying to get onto the water - the forms can get quite illegible if I've kept them stuffed in my splash top!!!

About Us

Welcome to the Worthing Sailing Club web site. We'll be keeping it updated with lots of information for members, sailors, windsurfers, kitesurfers and anyone else who wants to find out more about our activities or what is happening in and around West Worthing beach.

Contact Us

Worthing Sailing Club
Marine Walk,
Eirene Road,
West Sussex.
BN12 4DJ
01903 249956
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