Welcome to the Pin Mill Sailing Club

Pin Mill Aerial 200x143Pin Mill Sailing Club is situated on the south bank of the beautiful River Orwell just 6 miles down river from the port of Ipswich in Suffolk (Map) with easy acces to both international destinations and the extensive sailing potential in the beautiful local rivers. As well as events for Members, and an annual open Regatta, Pin Mill Sailing Club stages the highly regarded annual PMSC Barge Match, and the annual PMSC Smacks and Working Boats Race.

The combined clubs on the three rivers organize regattas and a series of races for cruiser/racers on Dovercourt Bay (Haven Series) as well as racing to Belgium. Pin Mill Sailing Club is affiliated to the RYA and is a member of the Harwich Area Sailing Association (HASA).

Membership is around 400 and new enquiries for membership are most welcome and the fees are very good value


Latest news

Petition - Lobster Pots and Small craft Safety

The Cruising Association has asked fellow yachtsmen to support a petition 'Lobster Pots and Small craft Safety - time to change the rules'. The way static fishing gear is marked at sea needs to be improved as the current voluntary guidance is inadequate. Leisure craft are disabled when they get caught...


Coastguard info channel changes

The VHF channels HM Coastguard uses to broadcast Maritime Safety Information (MSI) and conduct radio medical advice are changing. From mid-morning on Wednesday 6th September VHF channels 23, 84 and 86 will no longer be used. VHF channels 62, 63 and 64 will be used instead. Channel 10 for MSI and...


14th 15th October 2017 - Nautical photograph competition and Macmillian Coffee Morning

This popular annual competition will take place over the weekend of of 14th/15th October. Please make sure that your entries reach the Clubhouse no later than 1pm on Saturday 14th. All the photographs will be exhibited in the Games Room over the weekend, and the judgment and prizegiving will take place at...


21st Oct 2017 - Read through of I didn't mean to go to sea

On Saturday 21st October we'll be reading 'We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea' aloud, from beginning to end, in one continuous session, over about eight hours, with each chapter (or part-chapter) taken by a different reader. Some big names – including Griff Rhys Jones, Libby Purves, Julia Jones (with Francis...


  Deben Bar  update


Be advised that there is hardly any water, inches only, over the shallowest section at LW springs. Skippers are advised to take extra care to stay on track as the entrance channel is very narrow.

For further advice contact Deben Harbourmaster, John White, either on VHF Channel  08 callsign ‘Odd Times’, or by phone on 07803 476621.

The Deben chartlet is available to download http://www.debenestuarypilot.co.uk/

London Array

London Array construction / Notices to Mariners

The final turbine has been installed and the wind farm is online, providing power for nearly half a million homes a year. Visit the London Array website for more information.


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Forthcoming events

Fri Oct 20 @21:00 -
Prize draw
Sat Oct 21 @09:00 - 07:00PM
We didn't mean to go to sea
Fri Oct 27 @21:00 -
Prize draw
Fri Nov 03 @21:00 -
Prize draw
Sat Nov 04 @14:00 - 05:00PM
1400 - 1700 Childrens' Halloween party
Fri Nov 10 @21:00 -
Prize draw
Sat Nov 11 @20:00 - 11:00PM
Great Pin Mill Bake Off
Fri Nov 17 @21:00 -
Prize draw

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