A Warm Welcome to Visitors



Slaughden Sailing Club is a very friendly and unpretentious sailing club in Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Having just a couple of 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!

What we can do

Over the past decades Slaughden Sailing Club has won a reputation for always making new members and visitors welcome. If you are visiting Aldeburgh with your dinghy then Temporary Membership gives you access to all the Club facilities; the clubhouse, dinghy park and slipway. Please contact the membership secretary (see the Club Officers page) for further details or see the Application Form. Please arrange your visit well in advance. Your temporary membership must be authorised before your visit.

What we can't do

The Club operates largely on a "do it ourselves" basis. There are no paid staff and so we are unable to offer ad hoc tuition or accompanied sailing sessions for you and your family whilst on holiday. Neither do we have boats for hire and do not provide day launch facilities. Upson's boatyard (next door, tel ) may be used for occasional launching, but they are usually closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Read more about the Club in the club info pages.

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.

Image produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service. Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.