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Orford Sailing Club is a small friendly club. We offer sailing lessons for children, adults and local schools.

We are an accredited RYA Training Centre.

People of all ages can learn to sail.  Whether you are a beginner or wish to update your previous sailing skills, there is something for everyone.

For further information, please email the Training Secretary

Courses Available

Learning to sail at Orford may open many opportunities. You can join in regular club events, alternatively you can potter about exploring the river and Havergate Island or beyond. With your own boat you can cruise in company or learn to race and join in club racing.

Our courses can take you from complete beginner to becoming a racing expert.

Courses are taught in small groups according to age and experience.

All our courses are taught in small boats which are easy to handle and light to launch.

We offer introductory sessions which provide a taster of this sport, before making any further commitment.

All courses provide an RYA Log Book.  RYA accredited qualifications are achieved whilst having a great time out on the water.

Our Instructors and Assistant Instructors have learnt their sailing and skills here at OSC.  They add to our tradition of passing on their love of sailing and knowledge to the next generation of sailors, and give a very family friendly focus.

To apply for courses please visit OSC Sailia.co.uk and log in if you have an existing account OR follow the instructions to create an account and make a booking. Any queries relating to bookings, Sailia or RYA Training at OSC, please do not hesitate to email training@orfordsail.org.uk or phone 07903478908

Please check OSC Calendar 2024 for all dates.

Adult Training Courses

We run a variety of Adult Training Courses.

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Cadet & Youth Training Courses

We run a variety of Training Courses specifically design for Cadet’s and Children.

View Cadet & Youth Training Courses

Taster Sessions

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All Instructors are expected to maintain their qualifications including keeping their First Aid Certificate in date.

It is each individual’s own responsibility to ensure that the Principal has a Copy of all your qualifications without these you will not be able to instruct.

The Training Team

The Training Team is comprised of:

RYA Chief Instructor
Matt Riley

RYA Administration
Miranda Cook

RYA Principal
Suzy Cooper

Rear Commodore Training
Sheena Barrow

The Fleet

The Club currently has the following fleet available:

RS Feva