Filey Sailing Club is situated to the North of the town of Filey. The bay is formed by a natural outcrop of land called the brig, which protects the bay from heavy seas from the north, whilst on the south side, the long stretch of cliffs heading toward Flamborough Head prevents heavy seas rolling in from the south.
During the winter of 1993-94 there was severe cliff slippage at Filey, which caused the club to lose its clubhouse and changing rooms. Consequently the club was housed in temporary accommodation until the winter of 2000-1, when the members spent their winter weekends building a new clubhouse and changing rooms, which were ready for the start of the 2001 season. The club received a grant from the Filey Bay Regeneration Fund towards the cost of materials.
The year 2001 marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the club, so the season started with a double celebration.
Berthing is available for both dinghies and windsurfers.
On Sundays during the sailing season (April to October inclusive), the club safety boat(s) are on the water to provide assistance for sailors in the bay. The Officer of the Day, who is stationed on the Committee boat and is in touch with the clubhouse and safety crew via VHF radio, supervises safety cover. All full and family members have to do three duties each season. These may be on Sundays to help with club racing or on other days when we are hosting open events or training courses.