About Us

Sandy Point Chandlery & Watersports is a friendly, privately owned business based on ‘sunny’ Hayling Island, on the South Coast of the UK and within easy reach of London. We operate from the South East corner of Hayling Island, close to the entrance to the strikingly beautiful Chichester Harbour with views over the South Downs.
The team behind Sandy Point has many years’ experience in the sailing an watersports industry. We work with the leading suppliers of marine and watersports equipment, boards, accessories, apparel, etc. We are driven to provide products and services to all watergoers, be they local, national or intenational sailors or watersports enthusiasts of any discipline. Our key product areas include dinghy chandlery, rigging, sailing and watersports clothing & apparel, SUP, surf and windsurf boards, dinghies etc.
In respect of services we offer dinghy rigging services, rope work, canvas work and a range of board hire, tuition and SUP tours. We also offer an All You Can SUP membership that means you can come down and use our equipment to get on the water when it suits you. Low cost, hassle free SUPing, all in a beautiful, sheltered location that will lift your soul!
Our team looks forward to welcoming you!

Meet The Crew

Rory - Director/ Senior Watersports Instructor

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Gregory - Manager/ Watersports Instructor

As the youngest of the Ellis sons, Greg grew up heavily influenced by watersports around Hayling Island and Chichester Harbour. With surfing as his main passion, he has enjoyed several years touring the world in search for that ‘perfect wave’ – though always happily returning to sunny Hayling! Qualified as a Hydrographic Surveyor, Greg’s other passions include history & hiking.

Neil - Senior SUP Instructor

Neil has been around watersports for many years including, wave surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing (badly!) and of course SUP to name but a few. He is keen to encourage as many people as possible safely into paddleboarding and is passionate about giving people the right introduction to the sport.

When not on a board, he can also be seen training for crazy things like Ultra Marathons, or riding his motorbike.

Chris - Director

Chris has been involved in watersports in one way, shape or form for many years, starting with river-rowing in pairs, fours and eights in Bristol and West Country. Subsequently Chris started dinghy and yacht sailing on the South Coast as well as establishing the first traditional rowing club on Chichester Harbour, at Langstone, 25 years ago. Chris was part of the winning crew for the first London to Paris rowing race and was also in the Solent Galley crew that holds the record for rowing around the IOW. Having also sailed in the iconic Fastnet Race, Chris now rows and sails for pleasure from Hayling Island (although he still may be tempted to race from time-to-time!). Chris is always keen to support others in their ambitions to get onto the water and to enhance their perspective and enjoyment of life on the waves.