Heybridge Basin Sailing Association – HBSA

The village sailing association, HBSA, was founded in 1967 in the Jolly Sailor and the founders decided that the cost of family membership would be equivalent to a pint per person.

We are now 51 years’ of age – and since 1967 many Basiners, Sailors, Friends, Villagers and Members from near and far have joined to take part in the fun events. The cost of membership is still approximately the same i.e. £10 per year per household and for these subs, Members are kept informed throughout the year of all events in our annual programme.

Membership has naturally divided into groups, which interlink and overlap – Boat Owners, Rowers & Paddlers, Shore Based Crews, Racers, Cruisers, and Partygoers. Trophies are presented at the end of the season for all sorts of events – serious and madcap! One of the most adventurous events was in the ’60’s when several boats went to Calais.

We hope that the HBSA caters for everybody’s needs and interests – but we always welcome new members and new ideas – so why not join us?

To join the HBSA please contact

Linda Cork, Hon. Secretary,

For more information, go to the HBSA facebook page