If you're new to sailing, then starting with dinghies is a fantastic (and by far the best) way to learn. The club's dinghies are kept at Waldringfield on the river Deben adjacent to Waldringfield Sailing club, with which we have close ties.
The Xenons take a crew of two or three and offer an exciting sail. Our Hartley is easily sailed solo but comfortably takes two and is used as our training boat. The Lasers are a single hander for the more adventurous. The club provides buoyancy aids. For the novice sailor, about ten sessions should suffice for qualification. We have several Race series (not too serious) and weekend social trips up or down the river Deben, sometimes to sea, as well as casual independent sailing whenever you like.
We sail from April to October. You do not have to helm if you don't want to as normally another member can be found to helm. Dinghy sailing is a great introduction to the yacht although not essential.
We have lots going on throughout the season.
- training - one to one training for all levels of experience.
- racing & events - evenings and weekends.
- independent - dinghies available for private use by suitably qualified members.
If you don't know your Xenon from your Hartley or Laser you can find out more about them on these web sites: