Introduction Slaughden Sailing Club is a very friendly and informal sailing club situated on the rivers Alde/Ore at 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 modern, recently extended, 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 self help basis and we hope that members will assist whenever they can. Occasional working parties are organised to maintain the clubhouse, the dinghy park and club equipment. Members 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 appeals to those who prefer an informal atmosphere and whilst attracting members from a wide range of backgrounds it is very suited for those "boating on a budget" who wish 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.
Enrolling as a member is easy and is carried out online using the 'Join' link at the upper right corner of our home page. Before proceeding you need to decide the category of membership you wish to apply for. The categories (with 2020 fees) are:-
Family - includes one or two co-habiting adults and all children under 18 within their guardship - An annual fee of £145 plus a one-off joining fee of £65
Single - a person 18 years or older - Fee £90.00 + £40 joining
Student - a person 18 years or older and in full time education - Fee £37 + £18 joining
Junior - a person between 15 and 18 not covered by family membership - Fee £20 + £10 joining
Friend of Slaughden - a non-sailing person 18 years or older who wishes to support the club and engage in shore activities - Fee £20 + £10 Joining Prior committee approval required.
Complete the first page giving your email address and creating a password. Click 'create an account' and you will receive the message' Your account has been created'. Pick your category of membership from the drop down menu. Note that the 'preferences' menu on this page is not currently active. Click 'Apply' and work through the following menus:- My Profile, My Qualifications, My Information and My Boats. On completion you will receive an invoice and detailed information about accessing the club. If you have any difficulties please contact the Membership Secretary at email@example.com
For information about placing a dinghy in the dinghy park please contact the dinghy park supervisor (additional fees apply).
How to find us:- Entering Aldeburgh by the A1094 from the direction of Snape.
Straight on (third exit) at the roundabout by Tesco. Continue passed the church and turn right at the bottom of the hill onto High Street. Carry straight on to the end of the High Street.
Continue down the very pot-holed, bumpy track (also known as Slaughden Road) until you see our black boarded clubhouse on your right hand side. There is parking in front of the club. Post code for satnav use IP15 5NA.
Last updated 17:39 on 6 April 2021