Pin 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 access 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

The racing rules in practice: Presented by Graham Louth at RHYC from 18:30

Supper at 19:30

£8.00 inc. supper


Club members, Tim Fenton, Mark Sanderson and Simon Ruffles sailed in the Fasnet Race last year, 38 years after the disaster of 1979 when 15 people died during the event.

Mark will tell what it was like to take part in this famous race.

Talk starts at 20:00, and a fork supper at £5 per head (members: £6 per head non-members), will be served in the interval.

The Cruising Association and the Woolverstone Project have got together to organise the one-day event - We Do Mean To Go To Sea - on March 11th at the Royal Hospital School near Ipswich.

The conference will offer attendees a chance to explore a diverse range of cruising destinations, hear entertaining speakers and come away with new skills. If you enter the promotional code of WPPartners this will discount the ticket price to £35 for a single or £60 for two. The ticket price includes a full lunch and snacks and refreshments.[powr-button id="249623ad_1516554344870"]

This meeting is open to any Skippers looking for crew, or any Sailors wanted to crew!

It is structured to allow introductions and for potential plans to be made. The meeting starts at 1030 and lunch will be available from 1200 for anyone wishing to continue planning.

Previous meetings have produced plans for Weekend Sailing, Mile Building, Off-Shore Cruising and even Foreign Passages.

As part of our drive to improve communications in the Club, we have added a new online Forum for members.

The club is pleased to announce that we now have some wonderful PMSC mugs for sale, at the excellent price of just £6.00 each.


They are available for purchase from the clubhouse, so just pop in during opening hours.


Your club committee would like to seek members views to determine if the club is meeting the needs of its members, and has devised a short on-line questionnaire

Could you please complete it by the 28th February.


Forthcoming events

23 Feb 2018
21:00 -
Prize draw
02 Mar 2018
21:00 -
Prize draw
03 Mar 2018
20:00 -
Talk on Shotley Pier by Sally Chicken
09 Mar 2018
21:00 -
Prize draw
10 Mar 2018
10:30 -
Crewing meeting @ RHYC
10 Mar 2018
20:00 - 22:00
Quiz at Shotley Sailing Club
11 Mar 2018
10:00 - 17:30
We Do Mean To Go To Sea...
11 Mar 2018
12:30 - 13:30
Fitting out lunch

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