Drinks Party – Saturday 4 June from 6.30pm

Drinks Party – Saturday 4 June from 6.30pm

Come and raise a glass to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at Orford Sailing Club!

Look forward to seeing you there

Upcoming Social Events

Be sure to make a note of the following Social Events in your 2022 diary;

Date and Time



Friday, 27th May

Ladies that launch *

Sailing Club

Saturday, 4th June



Saturday, 23rd July



Saturday, 13th August

Bring & Share BBQ

Sailing Club

Saturday, 20th August

Drinks & Summer Party

Sailing Club

Sunday, 21st August

Dove Point Picnic & 10 Footers

Sailing Club

Saturday, 27th August

Orford Flower Show

Recreation Ground

Sunday, 4th September

SOS Estuary Down River Flotilla

Aldeburgh Yacht Club

Saturday, 22nd October

Prizegiving & Laying-up Supper

Orford Town Hall

* ”Ladies that launch” will take place on the following Fridays;

  • June: 10th & 24th
  • July: 1st & 15th
  • September: 9th & 23rd

Previous Event – Spring Supper

OSC held its first social gathering of 2022, with a “Spring Supper” on Saturday 19th March 2022.  Our after-dinner speaker was Candy Masters, talking about her incredible sailing trips aboard Endeavor across the world. 

Spring Supper

Saturday 19th March 2022

Orford Town Hall

Pre-dinner drink

Dinner is served, with a choice for a delicious 2-course meal

Talk by Candy Masters

David and Candy and their fine ship ‘Endeavor’ were the recipients of the Seven Seas Award. It is not an award given lightly or indeed every year. Previous winners are a role call of all the greatest names in Cruising Sailing … Smeeton, Pardey, Hiscock, Roth … it is only given to the very best.

David and Candy totally rebuilt their 1962 steel yawl ‘Endeavor’ (including replacing 30% of the plating over a period of approximately 15 years), and after a few shake-down cruises sailed her from Seattle around Cape Horn, out to Ascension Island, back and forth on the Atlantic seaboard, north via Iceland to Ireland, Scotland, Norway and beyond.

Along the way they wrote, mentored many sailors, and worked as crew, shipwrights, canvas workers, and master ships carpenters. They also delivered mail!

Candy Masters
Candy Masters James Tomlinson’s ’Talisker 1’ rafted to ‘Endeavor’, Lerwick, Shetland 2017. Everybody but everybody stopped to chat with David and Candy.

While in Patagonia, they did a special charter with National Geographic taking a camera crew to waters rarely explored, and published articles. They were true experts at high-latitude sailing.

Candy needs no introduction to Orford Sailing Club. Candy lost David in 2018. This year Candy plans to leave the UK and sail her ship back across Atlantic.

We will not only miss Candy enormously, but also her incredible knowledge of all things nautical.