The Club

Woodbridge Cruising Club SignThe emblem of the Club is taken from the Anglo-Saxon longship of the Sutton Hoo burial site across the river. The clubhouse provides members with facilities enabling them to enjoy their sport to the full.  The Club bar is open on Saturdays and Sundays and visiting yachtsmen are always made welcome.

The clubhouse  provides a convivial location not only for social events but also for lectures and RYA classes, for the Club is an RYA teaching establishment which runs a variety of courses  catering for all levels.  Other facilities include showers, sun deck and garden barbeque area.  Members and visitors are able to berth their dinghies alongside the nearby Club pontoon and there is a lock-up available for miscellaneous gear and outboard motors.

There are now around 400 members, most of whom keep their boats on the Suffolk rivers.  The main Club activity centres on the summer cruise programme which arranges a wide variety of weekend and mid-week cruises, both locally up and down the east coast and across to the continent.  The Club sometimes sails as a flotilla to encourage less experienced members.

Training continues to play a big part in our club’s activities; we are a recognised training establishment by the RYA and offer winter evening classes for Yachtmaster, Dayskipper, VHF/DSC, and GMDS We also have an approved examiner for the ICC.

There is also a busy social programme with dinners arranged once a month in winter, interspersed with a Saturday evening and Sunday morning lecture programme .

The Club is affiliated to the RYA.   Members are represented on several local and national organizations, such as the Harwich Area Sailing Association and the Cruising Association.