A Warm Welcome to Woodbridge Cruising Club on the River Deben from the Commodore.  The Club was founded in 1965 to encourage local sailors to explore the numerous estuaries on the East Coast and beyond: to the Thames, the South Coast, the Netherlands, Belgium and France.  Our members organise cruises throughout the Summer and early Autumn, including an introductory cruise of the season to check out the changing bar at the entrance to the River Deben.  During the winter season we have regular talks on Sunday mornings and occasionally on Saturday evenings, covering a wide variety of nautical topics.  These are very popular with members.  We also have six major social functions held in the Club, as well as fortnightly suppers and walks; these too are well attended.  The success of our Club is a tribute to the efforts of the many members who organise cruises, help run the bar, cook in the galley and work in the maintenance group.  We publish a monthly newsletter, On Watch, which in addition to this website, keeps all members up to date with events in the Club. Visiting yachtsmen are most welcome to come to the Club, as are those who might be interested in becoming members.  We are open to visitors on Saturdays and Sundays from 1200 – 1430.  For more information please contact us through our website.

On Watch January 2017

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Talks Winter 2016 – 2017

The Winter Talks start! Sunday mornings 11:00 prompt. Talk 16th Oct Paul Kelly Permanent Mooring . Methods and Systems.                   Talk 30th Oct Stuart Grimwade More photographs of Ipswich Docks through the ages.                 Talk 20th November David Card Front […]

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The Cruise of the Naromis: August in The Baltic 1939, G A Jones

In August 1939, five carefree Englishmen set off to the Baltic aboard a motor cruiser from the Norfolk Broads. The crew of Naromis – “Skip”, “Fattie”, Bill, Mike and “Honest George” Jones – drank beer, ogled flaxen-haired girls and caroused the streets of Cuxhaven singing “Horst Wessel” as their German companions bawled out “Land of […]

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