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.
The new season’s chart of the Deben entrance is now available from the Deben Estuary Pilot website see link below. The Imray chart link is also online but does not detail depths over the bar. Do NOT rely on your chart plotter and Navionics as they will be out of date. The new chart is available for […]
If sailing to the Low Countries you should be aware that there are changes to the TSS scheme as from June 1st. The following notices are applicable: Notice to Mariners Week 15 Permanent UKHO Notices 1. A number of southern North Sea charts are being updated as a result of the Dutch changes to the […]
2017 Season THE DEBEN DISCOVERY CRUISE 12th to 14th of May Up to 19 boats had signed up to take part in the first cruise of the 2017 season and the following boats made it to their chosen starting points: Coila, Coranto, Eminence, Expeditious, Hotspur, Kalypso, Kentish Plover, Keppel, March Hare, May Louise, Nani, Pleroma, […]