The training programme for 2024 has now been finalised. For those wishing to secure a place on the programme of their choice, please book using the online Sailia platform which is now OPEN for bookings.
June 1st 2024 Orford Town Hall
Live band : Hollie B and the Rocketeers
Priority booking for members.
Email invitation will go out to all members in February.
The Watch House Gallery, Orford
August 17th and 18th 2024
Usual cup races with emphasis on ‘classic’ boats. Non-sailing events based on 1924 Orford Regatta Summer party and disco Aug 17th. Sail-past Sunday Aug 18th
Aug 26th Bank Holiday Monday
Oct 26th 2024, Orford Town Hall
Writer & broadcaster & the voice of sailing in the UK will be our after dinner speaker.
Dhillon Nash joins Felix Boyd as junior captains.
Our thanks to Anabelle Nash for her two years as a JC.
Latest news from former club member and Instructor, James Finney
View our Centenary Events for 2024
We are pleased to announce our new Centenary Logo.
James Grogono appears in the SailGP video filmed here in Orford.
Orford Sailing Club is a friendly open club for sailors of all abilities, with a membership of about 500. We are based on the Suffolk Coast, in the picturesque village of Orford within sight of the famous medieval castle. The club offers good facilities and an active dinghy and cruiser sailing programme
The sailing club has over 270 subscribing members (about 580 people in all). Its premises are a purpose-built Clubhouse, containing a clubroom with kitchen, changing rooms, showers and a race officers’ bridge. The dinghy park fronts onto the river, with a concrete ramp giving access at all states of the tide and there is a pontoon which dries out at low water. Locked storage for oars, outboard motors and petrol is available. There is also supplementary storage for some yacht tenders in a covered (but flooding!) shed on the quay. The club has no moorings available itself; application should be made to the New Orford Town Trust.
It is a family-oriented, friendly club which conducts its business with a minimum of formality. Most of the work of running it is done by its members. Tasks such as helping with the maintenance of the Clubhouse and dinghy park, administration of races, manning the rescue boat and catering for race day teas and club parties are carried out by members on a rota basis. Training for rescue boat manning and race officer duties is provided. Great emphasis is placed upon safety and seamanship and the Club is a RYA Training Centre, running regular dinghy and powerboat courses.