Severn sailing

About SSC

Location: Severn Sailing Club is situated in four acres of its own secluded grounds, on the river Avon, near Bredon’s Norton on the Gloucestershire/Worcestershire border. The club mainly sails on the 7 miles of beautiful river from Tewkesbury to the south and Strensham Lock to the north, although intrepid sailors venture further. In the surrounding area the wildlife is abundant and includes Herons, Buzzards, Owls, Curlews and Skylarks.

Cruising: A number of organised cruises are held during the season, often taking in lunch on the way.
Training: The club conducts RYA training courses for both adults and youths, and the Powerboat level 2 course for members of the club. The club provides the boats for all training.

Saturday Morning Club: During June, July and August the Saturday Morning Club provides an opportunity for members to meet, sail and compete in some informal races. The safety boat is on the water, and experienced members are on hand to provide advice if needed.

Clubhouse Facilities: The Clubhouse has changing rooms, showers, a fully equipped kitchen, a well stocked bar, and a barbeque. There are glorious views of the sailing, wildlife and beautiful countryside from both inside and out, on the balcony.

Camping: Camping on the large club field is free for members, with the benefit of all the Clubhouse facilities. Dogs: Dogs are welcome if kept on a lead and under control.

Racing: The Club holds races every Sunday, Wednesday evenings, and alternate Saturdays from March through to November, and an informal Brass Monkey series on Sundays during the winter. Handicap and Pursuit formats are raced, with a good number of trophy races spread throughout the season. The club aims to encourage new racers, with the more experienced members happy to provide help to new competitors if required.

Club Boats: The Club has over twenty of its own boats to match all experience and excitement levels. Use of the Club boats is free during the first year of membership, and attracts a fee of £3 payable for each half day hire in subsequent years. It is therefore not necessary to own a boat to be a member and enjoy sailing at the Club.

Stand Up Paddleboarding, Canoeing, and Kayaking: The Club Jetty provides straightforward launching for SUPs, canoes and kayaks, with the opportunity to paddle miles in either direction through beautiful countryside, with the bank never too far away.

Social Events: The club has many social events throughout the year including parties, live music, the Regatta, and the annual prizegiving tea. Guests: Members can bring along a maximum of four guests on any one day (except for organised social events), and any one visitor can be a guest up to four times in any year.