A friendly and active cruising club on the East Coast

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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 12:00 – 14:30.
For more information please use our contact page.

Please note, the clubhouse is not available for non members to hire as a venue for private functions such as wedding receptions

Aims of the Woodbridge Cruising Club

To give skippers and crews confidence, and thereby increase their experience and cruising range.

To practise navigation and seamanship, as taught at RYA yacht-master and other lectures in the Clubhouse every winter.

To become extra safety conscious with regard to their yacht and all her equipment.

To experience flotilla sailing.

To offer cruising and yachting experience to those who do not have the facility of a yacht.

RYA Shore-based courses
at competitive prices


If you are interested in either of these courses, please contact Graham Bush. Simply click the button and select RYA Training from the drop down menu for further details


Forthcoming Events

We’re very active at the Woodbridge Cruising Club. Take a look at some of the activities we have in the pipeline.

The Monday Afternoon Group

February 17 @ 1:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Dance Lessons

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wednesday Supper

February 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Ukulele Group

February 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm