Severn sailing

The Club has been an RYA Recognised Training Establishment since 1973, and training is a core activity of the Club.

During June, July and August, Saturday Morning Club sessions are held. These sessions provide an opportunity to meet other members and improve technique and skills. The safety boat is on the water, and more experienced members are on hand to provide guidance if needed.

We have a very friendly membership with lots of barbeques and social events throughout the season. There are a wide range of social events and live music to suit all tastes.

In summary, the Club has a long tradition of providing facilities for the whole family. This makes for a very comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. New members find it easy to integrate into the club, and this is probably one of the reasons that membership has been so strong for more than 50 years.

Severn Sailing Club has something to offer everybody - whether it's racing, 'messing about' on the river, or just socialising - so come and join us. We have an Open Day every year, please contact us for details - we will be pleased to see you!

For more detail, visit the about us page.
Despite its name, Severn Sailing Club sails on the River Avon.

The Club is situated near the village of Bredon's Norton on the Worcestershire/Gloucestershire border, about five miles from Tewkesbury and six miles from Pershore. As well as a fully functioning Clubhouse, we have just over four acres of grounds; plenty of space for the dinghy park, a camping / caravan area, play area for children, and car parking.

We primarily sail about six miles of the river downstream, as far as Tewkesbury, and about another mile upstream to Strensham Lockā€¦ but some venture further.

During the season from March to November there is a very busy racing programme, with races being held on alternate Saturdays, Sundays, Bank Holidays and Wednesday evenings when the sunset permits. Informal racing takes place during the winter. Most of the club races go as far as the second bend downstream and with much of the course being visible to the clubhouse this makes an excellent spectator sport... especially when it's blowing! The racing is competitive but friendly.

The club also has over twenty single and double-hander boats available for use by members. Use of the Club boats is free in the first year of membership and a small fee is charged for half or full day hire in subsequent years, so boat ownership is not essential to enjoy sailing at SSC.

The Jetty provides straightforward launching for Stand Up Paddleboards, Canoes and Kayaks, leading to miles of tranquil paddling through beautiful countryside.

The Clubhouse provides separate changing, shower and toilet facilities. Together with a kitchen and well-stocked, well priced bar, this means that many club members spend the whole weekend or holiday breaks at the club.

News and Events


Update: 15/05/2020

When you come down to the club to sail your own boat, please adhere to the following guidelines:-

  • Members sailing do so at their own risk. Assess wind conditions and your sailing ability. Make sure that you are well within your limits: do not put yourself and others at risk. There will be no safety boat cover.
  • Social distancing must be observed (on and off the water). (2 metres)
  • Helm and crew of double handed boats must be of the same household.
  • Clubhouse NOT to be used, except when the bar is manned by a liquor committee member. The toilets can be used (key on your fob fits both Ladies and Gents). The changing rooms/toilets are not alarmed.
  • Arrive and depart from the site in sailing gear or change, with discretion, outside.
  • If toilets are used, members must clean surfaces i.e. taps, door handles, flush etc. with the wipes and solution supplied. Wait outside the changing room until it is vacant. One person in the changing room/toilet at a time.
  • Members with suspicions that they have Covid 19 symptoms or are among a "high risk" group must stay away from the club. Contact a committee member if Covid 19 symptoms are experienced after visiting the club. Do not visit the club if you have been in contact with anyone who has the Covid symptoms in the past 14 days.
  • Take all your own rubbish home. The large wheelie bin is not to be used.
  • Camping/overnight stays are permitted but members must use their own cooking and washing up facilities as the kitchen remains out of bounds.

The club policy will be reviewed regularly. Please bear with us, we are doing our best to get the club going again. The main aim is to keep us all safe and not expose anyone to any risk.

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