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

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Latest news

The Quay is free!

Essex County Council have won their appeal in the High Court regarding access to the Quay now designated as a village green, which means that it must be kept open for walkers, swan feeders, crabbing and access from boats.


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Can You Help?

Would you be willing to help with the running and upkeep of PMSC? As with any club the idea is to spread the load and avoid the situation where everything falls to a few overworked people. There is a wide range of opportunities to contribute:- Occasional tasks which can be done...


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25th March - celebrating David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and George Michael’s music

Posponed until 7th October 2017 Celebrating David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, George Michael and others music with DJ and simple food with draw in aid of charity.


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6th April - Visit to Lowestoft Port

The day will include a tour of the port, lunch at the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club and a visit to the maritme museum. Itinerary: 9.15am Beestons coach departing Red Lion in Chelmondiston11.00 Tour of Lowestoft Port, which is becoming an important centre for the Wind industry12.30 Arrival at Royal Norfolk...


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22nd April - Fitting Out Supper

Join us on the 22nd April - 19:30 for 20:00 - for our delicious Fitting Out Supper. Starter: Thai-style King Prawn Rice Noodle Salad, Coriader, Lime Crispy Shallots Main: Slow-Roast Pork Belly, Pancetta, Cannellini Bean Thyme Stew, Roast Cherry Tomatoes, Covelo Nero Crackling Dessert: Warm Treacle Tart,...


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Arthur Ransome Commemorative Events

As many will be aware, 2017 marks the 80th aniversary of "We didn't mean to go to sea" and the 50th anniversary of the death of Arthur Ransome. Pin Mill featured in this and at least one other of Ransome's books, so along with several other organisations, our Club is...


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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

Sat Mar 25 @20:00 - 11:00PM
POSPONED Theme night: celebrating David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and George Michael’s music
Sun Mar 26 @12:00 - 02:00PM
Fitting out lunch
Fri Mar 31 @21:00 -
Prize draw
Sun Apr 02 @12:00 - 02:00PM
Fitting out lunch
Thu Apr 06 @09:00 -
Visit to Lowestoft port
Fri Apr 07 @21:00 -
Prize draw
Sun Apr 09 @12:00 - 02:00PM
Fitting out lunch
Fri Apr 14 @09:00 -
Good Friday working party and mast inspection

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