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About KSSA

“The purpose of the KSSA is to provide opportunities for youth sailors to further their sailing, racing and coaching skills at different events and venues across Kent throughout the year.”

Welcome from the Commodore,

KSSA is a voluntary organisation which aims to encourage all keen youth sailors to develop their sailing skills through a range of Kent-based sailing events. Throughout the year we organise training and racing events at sea, river and inland water venues.

Whatever your level, we encourage all sailors to come along and get involved. Our members range from 8-18yrs and are individuals from sailing clubs and schools across Kent who sail a range of boats, both single and double-handed.

Come and join us at one of our regular training events. These are run by a team of fully qualified and highly experienced coaches. Many of our coaches sailed with KSSA themselves.

All abilities and boats are catered for. Coaching support is also given at our racing events to encourage new racers.

We have opportunities for members to get involved in team-racing in Toppers and double-handed boats. This is often a new experience for many of our members but has become very popular.
A highlight of our calendar is our Summer Regatta at the end of June. Sailors and their families camp for two days. Our Summer Regatta follows an intensive day of training. This is a great opportunity to get to know other members of the Kent team on and off the water.

Many members, of all abilities form the KSSA Team and race at the NSSA (National Schools Sailing Association) Youth Regatta in July. We are very proud of all of the KSSA team’s achievements which has meant that Kent has been the winning team a number of time in recent years including 2022 and 2023. This year’s event (2024) is to be held at Basenthwaite Sailing Club in the Lake District and we hope to take a strong team of keen sailors to this event.

Whether you are new to sailing or have extensive experience at club or squad level we would like to welcome you to come and join us at one of our events this year.

Lastly, for parents, guardians and associated adults, KSSA events can only run successfully and safely with a team of suitably qualified and competent volunteers. We’re always looking for new people to build the team. Why not get involved? See our Volunteer Page for further information.

See you on the water,

Jenny Johnson