Severn sailing

The Club has been an RYA Training Centre 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.

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Sailing Events for members: (Results)

Social Events for members:

Winter Walk

Date 05-02-2022
Time 11:00:00


Date 13-02-2022
Time 14:00:00


Date 19-02-2022
Time 19:00:00
Dumbleton Village Club

Opening Working Party

Date 27-02-2022
Time 09:30:00

Fitting Out Party

Date 12-03-2022
Time 19:00:00