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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


Orford Sailing Club will be offering slightly restricted courses.  We may be unable to teach beginners who would normally like to apply for RYA Stage 1 (under 16) or RYA Level 1 (over 16).  This is due to the one to one nature of such courses.

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.

Please check the OSC Calendar 2021 for dates.

To apply for courses see the Training Application Form or contact: Training@orfordsail.org.uk or Telephone:  Training Administrator, Mary Hackett 01394 450144/01359 250538

Adult Training Courses

We run a variety of Adult Training Courses.

View Adult Training Courses

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 Senior Instructor
Suzy Cooper

RYA Administration
Mary Hackett

RYA Principal
Sheena Barrow

The Fleet

The Club currently has the following fleet available:

RS Feva