Dart 18 UK National Championships

18th - 21st August 2018

Worthing Sailing Club welcomes you to the 2018 UK Dart 18 Nationals. Four days of great sailing in open seas with tough competitive racing as the top domestic and overseas Dart 18 fleet does battle. Combining some of the best off-the-water experience on the circuit, WSC’s dedicated team look forward to helping you get the most out of 9 hard-fought races, and four days and nights of top eating, socialising, dancing and drinking, to ensure that you sailors are sensitive to those all-important wind-shifts the next day.  Facilities are available for campers, the galley will be open all day and most of the night, entry price entitles you to two free evening meals, various goodies and as much wind as the nearby Rampion windfarm can generate. And the good news is that as well as being able to mix it with the cream of the Dart 18 fleet, there will also be a good representation of the other end, so you’re virtually guaranteed a-better-than-last-place. There is a limited number of places, early-bird reduced entry fees, all available on this site, as well as details of accommodation, the social programme and what the go-ahead town of Worthing can offer.


Entry Fee

  Early Bird (until 31st May) Normal
Double Handed £130 £145
Single Handed £95 £105

Sailing Programme

Day Start time Warning Signal High Water Height
Saturday 18th 1300 hrs 1255 hrs 1730 hrs 5.4m
Following race as soon as possible.        
Sunday 19th 1300 hrs 1255 hrs 1825 hrs 5.0m
Following race(s) as soon as possible.        
Monday 20th 1300 hrs 1255 hrs 0701 hrs 4.6m
Following race(s) as soon as possible.        
Tuesday 21st 1100 hrs 1055 hrs 0816 hrs 4.5m
Following race(s) as soon as possible.        

Registration will be open from 1300hrs to 2000 hrs Friday 17th August and from 0900 hrs to 1130 hrs Saturday 18th August.

Accommodation Information

More details here.

Social Programme

(all in the clubhouse/compound - food available all day and Fri/Sun evenings)


DJ session by our very own Ross Malyon


Evening meal – Menu, Then back by popular demand after their sell out performance at our 2016 Open we have The Alternatives playing (mostly) rock music from the 60s and 70s.


10am UKIDA AGM – in the marquee

Evening – open mic night


Evening meal – Menu, Monday’s entertainment will be an ABBA themed evening with music from Worthing’s own ABBA tribute band Chiquitita. Get in the mood and dig out those flares and head bands


Prize-giving and offski

Galley Information

Catering for the weekend will again be provided by our in house caterers The Piggery. Anyone who came to our open in 2016 can tell you what a fantastic spread they provide.

Food will be available as follows:

Breakfast – Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday– served from 08.00-10.00 – buffet of breakfast baps, full English and full vegetarian English 

Lunches – Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday– sandwiches, chocolate bars, fresh fruit, tea & coffee

Evenings – Friday/Sunday– available to buy from the galley:

Bratwurst and vegetarian sausages with French bread, pickles, sauerkraut, jalapenos, ketchups & mustard

Evenings – Saturday/Monday– buffet style from the marquee – pre booked only.  For competitors these meals will be included as part of the entry price. For additional non competitor meals please include on your entry form. Price for additional meals is £10 and must be booked and paid for before entry closing date of 31stJuly 2018.