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A Warm Welcome to New-Members

 

Introduction
Club Location
How to Become a Member
Membership Application Form
Temporary Membership
Much More Information...

Introduction

Slaughden Sailing Club is a very friendly and informal sailing club in Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Having around three hundred members and a busy programme means that you can easily get to know everyone. However, small doesn't mean basic. We have a new clubhouse with galley, changing rooms, showers and a lounge with a fine view west up river where you can sit in a comfy chair and watch the racing - or the fantastic sunset, depending on your preference!

The Club operates largely on a DIY basis and we hope that members will help out whenever they can. Occasional working parties are organised to maintain the clubhouse, the dinghy park and club equipment. Helpers are always welcome at the frequent social events and experienced dinghy helms, both with and without RYA qualifications, form the volunteer backbone of the club training programme.

There are no paid staff (with the exception of clubhouse cleaning). In this way subscriptions are kept to a modest level. The Club is particularly suited for those "boating on a budget" folk who want to look after their own craft, and for those who have an interest in sailing and want to learn more. Our more experienced members are always willing to help and advise.

Over the years Slaughden Sailing Club has won a reputation for being a friendly family club and always makes new members and visitors welcome.

How to Get to Slaughden

Enter Aldeburgh by the A1094 from the direction of Snape.

Straight on at the island by the Co-Op. Past the church, turn right at the bottom of the hill onto High Street.

Carry straight on past the queues at the chip shops until the end of the High Street.

Continue down the very pot-holed, bumpy track (also known as Slaughden Road) until you see the car park sign at Slaughden Quay and the clubhouse.

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How To Join

Joining formalities are kept simple. In the first year there is a joining fee in addition to the membership fee. You would join either as a Family (two partners and any children under the age of 18 living at home) or a Single member. If, as a Single member, your partner intends to use the club facilities more than four times a year - this includes use of slipway and dinghy park - then Family membership is required. The current membership application form is online as a pdf file which details membership and dinghy park fees.

If you would like to become an enthusiastic member of Slaughden Sailing Club please contact the Membership Secretary : membership@slaughdensailingclub.co.uk- further details are on the Club Officers page.