Welcome to the Civil Service Sailing Association

CSSA Logo Sailing with the CSSA – a great sport for all ages enjoyed by individuals and families across the UK.

  • Yacht or dinghy
  • Racing or cruising
  • Coast or inland
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Whether you’re interested in dinghy racing on a lake, exploring new coasts and harbours by yacht, or challenging the elements in an offshore yacht race, the Civil Service Sailing Association (CSSA) and its clubs can help you. Get in touch to discover the opportunities waiting for you.

The CSSA provides sailing facilities and opportunities through its member clubs at various locations around the UK, and offers training on both dinghies and yachts at a range of levels, from complete beginner to experienced.

Who is it for?
All members of the CSSC are eligible to join the CSSA – there is no additional cost – and to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the various CSSA clubs. CSSC membership is not limited to traditional Civil Service organisations: staff from organisations such as BT, the Post Office, the NHS, Police Service and over 100 other public and former government bodies and agencies are eligible to join, and their friends and families can join through the linked membership scheme.

For information on the CSSC, including details on membership click here.

The CSSA offers:

  • Six clubs providing dinghy, keelboat and yacht sailing
  • Three CSSA-operated yachts, purchased and maintained through charter and berth fees. Each has a full programme throughout the season and is available for members to join either as crew or (with relevant qualifications) skipper
  • Yacht moorings for members
  • Opportunities to take part in dinghy and yacht racing events

Check out our membership page for a summary of ways to take part in CSSA sailing. For more details follow the links in the Clubs page to see what individual clubs offer. Click here to discover more (CSSC sailing events).

Opportunities await you, so get in touch with our clubs and take to the water.


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The Civil Service Sailing Association (CSSA) will always comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when dealing with your personal data. Details of how we hold your personal data and your rights can be found at CSSA Business