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.

On Watch

Every month we publish our in-house magazine called ‘On Watch’ exclusively for members featuring essential navigational and pilotage information alongside relevant sailing and social news. You’ll also find details of cruises, handy tips, stories and anecdotes from the membership. In fact you’ll find everything you need to know to get the most from the Woodbridge Cruising Club.

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Latest News

The latest news from around the East Coast, focusing particularly on the Woodbridge Cruising Club, River Deben and the East Coast in general.

Malcolm Crawford

We have heard from Marie Crawford, who along with her husband Malcolm were past members of WCC. Malcolm has died and Marie has asked if we would broadcast details of his funeral, in case there


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Forthcoming Events

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

Wednesday Supper

October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Ukulele Group

October 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sunday Talk – Further up the Creek

October 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ladies Afternoon

October 28 @ 1:45 pm - 3:45 pm