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

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.


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...


29th April - River walk and lunch buffet

Following the success of last year's Dog Walk, Val Stone invites members, with or without dogs, to join her for another ramble, working up an appetite for lunch in the Club.


1st May - bring, buy eat cake for the RNLI

Bring, Buy and Eat Cake in aid of the RNLI from 1400. Relax and enjoy a sugar hit in aid of charity. If you're willing and able to bake us a treat, please contact the Social Secretary via the form below: Yes! - I am happy to provide cake(s) Name: * e.mail address: * Additional comments: reset...


13th May - Arthur Ransome Pin Mill jamboree

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...


13th May - New members evening and hog roast

This is a great opportunity to welcome new members to the Club, meet the Flag officers and Committee members over a drink and light refreshments.


24th June - Wild West Party

A date for your diary not to be missed 24th June @ the club


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 Apr 28 @21:00 -
Prize draw
Sat Apr 29
Local dog walk guided by Val Stone + lunch buffet
Sat Apr 29 @20:00 -
Film: The man who shot Liberty Vallance
Mon May 01
Bring, buy and eat cake fundraiser for the RNLI
Mon May 01
Time trials start
Fri May 05 @21:00 -
Prize draw
Sat May 06 @10:00 -
Erwarton passage race & BBQ
Fri May 12 @21:00 -
Prize draw

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