Join a club in Clacton

PUBLISHED: 11:50 14 March 2011 | UPDATED: 18:59 20 February 2013

Join a club in Clacton

Join a club in Clacton

Spring is here it's the perfect time to experience the great outdoors. So why not make the most of your spare time and join a club to keep active, make new friends and unwind? Clacton on Sea has a range of opportunities to app

Clacton Outdoor Bowling Club

Bowling is a, sport for all and members of Clacton on Sea Bowling Club who can be seen enjoying the sport seven days a week, range in age from nine to 90 years old.
The club, which is situated adjacent to the seafront and beach on Collingwood Road, has 160 members 105 men, 55 ladies and 80 social members who have use of two greens and a well-appointed club house.
Vice chairman Gill Chinery explains: Bowls helps people keep active, it increases life expectancy and helps people make new friends as they play a very sociable sport played by all members of the family the club is a community within the community.
The club has a friendly atmosphere and a wide range of playing and social activities. Several of our disabled members are also active bowlers.
Every year the club hosts 46 friendly games and members participate in national, county, district and club competitions and leagues. Three Open Galas are also held each year as well as many casual sessions. You will also find a full programme of winter activities that includes socials, carpet bowls, cribbage, canasta, darts and bridge. With so much on offer its no wonder it is one of the most sought-after clubs in the country and anyone who is interested in joining is welcome to try bowling sessions
with coaches on a Friday night.
For more information, call the club secretary on 01255 476394, email or visit

Clacton on Sea Sailing Club

Clacton on Sea Sailing Club, a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) recognised training centre, is situated at the extreme eastern boundary of Clacton within the Holland on Sea Country Park. Facing South, prevailing south-westerly and north-easterly winds make for good sailing.
Tania Leigh, the clubs press officer, explains: The club believes that sailing is not only an excellent sport, demanding both physical and mental skills, but is also a platform for the development of life skills. These skills include the ability to operate as a member of a team, to communicate effectively and to provide the leadership needed to manage both resources and people. We also build club camaraderie through regular social activities.
The clubs first priority is safety at all times and all instructors are fully trained. Everyone at the club is a volunteer and gives up their time for the enjoyment of the sport and as a result the club fees are low compared with other teaching centres.
In the past the club has successfully hosted many events including European and national championships, most recently in Snipes, but in previous years in Condors, Toppers and Signets.
The club also has its own boat compound which is fully fenced with room for 100 boats, ample car parking and generous camping space, all within easy reach of the shore.
For non-sailors there is the sandy beach and for spectators the roomy club balcony gives an uninterrupted view of the whole sailing and racing area. The club house also has a well-stocked bar and good catering facilities, with meals and beverages at club prices.
For more information visit

Links Karate

Links Karate is dedicated to teaching traditional shotokan karate to the very highest standard and as a result the club has become well known in the community for its excellent instruction and training in karate under the leadership of sensei Paul Harris and his team.
The karate school has a true family atmosphere, says Paul. We focus on all areas of martial arts to give members the best knowledge and experience possible.
It is Pauls mission to bring back the best training possible to his students and in recent years he has been successful in doing this as all students have a chance to develop in the
clubs well-rounded adult and childrens program.
Karate training offers many different benefits, Paul adds. It offers many unique opportunities which you will find nowhere else besides a good karate school. We recognise the importance of having a goal and with our syllabus and examination programme, you will be able to go all the way to your black belt.
The clubs qualified instructors are all CRB checked,
fully insured and have First Aid qualifications for the peace of mind
of parents and the safety of all students.
Paul continues: We pride ourselves on the welcoming atmosphere and the friendliness of our members. As a point of first contact, each class has an administrator present to help you and answer any questions you may have.
Members include adults and children who have access to training five days a week with classes at Clacton Leisure Centre on Vista Road.
Paul also runs a special class called Links Tigers for three to five year olds as well as courses with international instructors and regular opportunities to attend and compete in local, national and international competitions.
For more information visit or call 07766170848 for information about classes

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