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

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!


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Deben bar

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',...


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1st July PMSC Barge match

The 56th Thames Barge Match, hosted by the Pin Mill Sailing Club will be held on Saturday 1st July 2017. High Water is at 06:08 BST, and the start for the Bowsprit Class (A) is at 08:00, the Fast Staysail Class (B) is at 08:15 the Slow Staysail Class...


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12-13 Aug - Cruise in company to Ramsholt

Do you fancy a weekend cruise up the coast in company with other PMSC Members and a night in the beautiful river Deben? Whether you are a Deben veteran or a first timer 'over the bar', it is a short but very satisfying cruise, with beautiful scenery, excellent scope for...


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24th June - Wild West Party

For the last 3 years Jill Hodgson has organised the PMSC summer 'do'. This year she is back again with the theme "The Wild West" on Saturday 24th June at 19:30. PMSC members their guests are invited to enjoy Food - Cowboy style - cooked by our very...


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8th July - Antiques Roadshow

BRING SOMETHING OLD AND SPECIAL TO OUR OWN ANTIQUES ROADSHOW + BBQ Saturday, 8th July, at 6pm Most of us have something old and special: jewellery, pottery, a piece of glass, a picture or a small piece of furniture, inherited or bought, but we don't know its history or value. So, bring...


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29th July - Second sands BBQ

Walk, sail or row along to the beach for a BBQ. Bring the family, Bring the dog and Bring the food, of course! “Second Sands” is a beach about 800 metres down stream from the Butt Oyster reachable by waterborne craft 2 hrs. either side of high water which is about 17.00...


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5th August - Wine tasting BBQ

FREE WINE TASTING followed by BBQ £5 a head Saturday, 5th August, 7.30 for 8pm Following the success of last year's Wine Tasting, attended by 70 members, we have invited the Co-op, which is gaining a reputation for its Fair Trade wines, to host another special tasting in the Club by one...


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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...


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  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 Jun 30 @21:00 -
Prize draw
Sat Jul 01
56th Pin Mill Barge Match
Fri Jul 07 @21:00 -
Prize draw
Sat Jul 08 @18:00 -
Antiques roadshow
Fri Jul 14 @21:00 -
Prize draw
Fri Jul 21 @21:00 -
Prize draw
Sat Jul 22 @11:00 -
CCRS race 3 - sponsored by Haven Ports Yacht Club
Fri Jul 28 @21:00 -
Prize draw

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