Useful Links for Sailing, Clubs, Weather and Travel Information

Portsmouth Tide Times

Portsmouth tide times provide the most important reference for tidal flows around the Isle of Wight. Admiralty EasyTide also provides tidal data worldwide.


Wind, wave and weather forecast for Bembridge / Isle of Wight in England, United Kingdom. is a weather site that presents very accurate and detailed weather forecasts for 20,000 places in the United Kingdom and 200,000 places around the world using an array of forecasting models and tools.

Chimet – Live Weather From Chichester Bar

Chimet is a comprehensive weather information system recording weather conditions in Hayling Bay, both in real-time and historically. This is the best source of real-time weather information off the eastern end of the Isle of Wight.

Pressure Charts

Met Office surface pressure charts from analysis (T+0) to the 84-hour forecast (T+84) are produced daily around 0730 UTC.

XC Weather

With the XC Weather website, each arrow on the observation map represents an actual weather station with wind data. The latest weather report from any station across the UK can be displayed, along with a two-day forecast. XCWeather also provides maps of the current temperature, weather conditions, visibility and pressure.

BBC Weather

BBC forecast for Bembridge.

World Weather Online – Portsmouth

Wind Guru

WindGURU is a service which specialises in forecasting weather for windsurfers and kitesurfers (but not only…). Forecasts are based on data produced by weather forecast models.

Isle of Wight Weather

Local Island website with weather resource.

Local Newspaper

Isle of Wight County Press online edition.

Bembridge weather forecast from The Weather Channel.

Fast Cat Timetable

Wightlink passenger ferry service between Ryde and Portsmouth Harbour.


Hovertravel provides the fastest Isle of Wight ferry service across the Solent.


Wightlink car ferry service between Portsmouth and Fishbourne.

Red Funnel Ferries

Car ferry service between Southampton and East Cowes.

National Rail Timetable

Timetable for National Rail, including connnections from Ryde Pier Head and Portsmouth ferries.

The Trainline

National Express Coach Timeable

National Express runs a coach service from nearby the Southsea Hover terminal to London Victoria, with connections through Portsmouth Harbour rail terminal.

East Wight Combined Clubs

East Wight Combined Clubs exists as a Committee created jointly by Bembridge Sailing Club, Brading Haven Yacht Club, Sea View Yacht Club & Royal Victoria Yacht Club to co-ordinate the Race Management of keelboat and dinghy regattas organised by them in the Eastern Solent.

Sea View Yacht Club

The Sea View Yacht Club was established in 1893 and sailing has taken place off our clubhouse ever since.

Brading Haven Yacht Club

Dinghy sailors, cruiser or motor boat owners are equally welcome.

Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Royal Victoria Yacht Club is based in Fishbourne, west of Ryde, near the Wightlink ferry terminal. RVYChas an active year-round racing programme, including several reciprocal club events.

BODA Class Website

Optimist Class Association

Class association for the International Optimist Class.

RS Feva Class Association

Class association for the RS Feva dinghies.

Laser Class Association

Class association for the International Laser dinghies.

Illusion Class

The Illusion is a one-design keelboat, based on a scaled version of Lionheart, the British 12 Metre Class yacht and designed by Jo Richards and Neil Graham in 1981.


The Royal Yachting Association (RYA), is the national body for all forms of boating, including dinghy and yacht racing, motor and sail cruising, RIBs and sports boats, powerboat racing, windsurfing, inland cruising and narrowboats, and personal watercraft.


The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is the world governing body for the sport of sailing, officially recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), responsible for the promotion of the sport, the Olympics, developing the Racing Rules of Sailing, the training of judges, umpires and other administrators, and representing sailors.

Bembridge Harbour

Bembridge Harbour Company website with local information including berthing, navigation and other community resources.

Yachts & Yachting Online

Solent Cruising & Racing Association

The SCRA was founded in 1895 and its objective is to promote the interests of yacht cruising and racing in the Solent. The membership includes 70 clubs, 40 classes and over 500 individual members.


Bembridge Harbour Users Group.


Bembridge & St Helens Harbour Association.


Connecting Sailors Everywhere – including the largest free crew finding service, marine directory and sailing calendar.


Scuttlebutt Europe is a digest of sailing news and opinions, regatta results, new boat and gear information and letters from sailors – with a European emphasis.


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