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

Friday BBQs

Starting from Friday May 5th, Di and Peter will be firing up the BBQ from 17:30 every Friday and cooking to order burgers and hot dogs - both meat and veggi - for just £1 each! If that is not enough, there will also be FREE SQUASH DRINKS for children!


28th August - Ha'penny cup

Last year's event was a great success and much enjoyed by all (despite the late finish of certain participants!) and it is hoped that this event will become a new fixture for the August bank holiday. The idea was inspired by the classic film “Ha'penny Breeze” which featured a race from...


9th September 2017 - PMSC Regatta

The 74th PMSC regatta will be held on Saturday 9th September, with the first race starting at 11:00


16th September - Smack Bawley race

The 12th PMSC Smack Bawley race will be held on Saturday 16th September, starting at 11:00 in Buttermans Bay


26th August - Table top sale

There will be a Table Top Sale at the Club on Saturday 25th August from 1100 to 1500. Tables are available to members, for a fee of £5, for the sale of bric-a-brac, DVDs, boat jumble, unwanted household items – in fact, anything you like. A great opportunity to get rid...


14th Sept - A day out on SB Victor

Thursday, 14th September from 11am Sailing down the Orwell on one of our famous local barges is a real treat, and we have negotiated a special deal for 40 members with the Victor. You need to be on board in Ipswich by 11.30am and we return about 5.30pm. The price at £25...


23rd September - Laying Up Supper

Join us on the 23rd Septmeber - 19:30 for 20:00 - for our delicious Laying Up Supper. Starter: Choice of A - Smoked Salmon terrine, Pickles, crispbread and pea shootsorB - Pork and smoked bacon scotch egg, rocket and fig chutney Main: Choice of C - Roast loin of Cod, herb crushed new...


  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 Aug 18 @21:00 -
Prize draw
Fri Aug 25 @21:00 -
Prize draw
Sat Aug 26 @11:00 - 03:00PM
Table top sale
Sat Aug 26 @11:00 -
CCRS race 4, sponsored by the Shotley Sailing Club
Mon Aug 28 @10:00 -
Ha'penny Cup
Fri Sep 01 @21:00 -
Prize draw
Fri Sep 08 @21:00 -
Prize draw
Sat Sep 09 @11:00 -
74th PMSC Regatta 2017

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