Severn sailing
Picture of Clubhouse

Severn Sailing Club is situated near the village of Bredon's Norton in rural Worcestershire. The surrounding farmland is used mostly for livestock grazing, hay, etc. in the summer.

All members really appreciate the beauty and tranquility of the area, which is rich in wildlife. Herons may be seen in the evenings and early mornings fishing in the reed beds. Buzzards, and other birds of prey, patrol the riverside meadows during the day. The meadows are the summertime haunt of curlews and skylarks, and otters are making a gradual recovery on the river. Nocturnal visitors include owls and foxes, together with the occasional badger.  

The club's season runs from March through to November with a full racing programme. The clubhouse verandah makes a great vantage point from which to enjoy the racing. The river here is quite narrow (around 15 yards) but the area around the club is fairly free of trees. Regular training sessions are scheduled throughout the season, both formal and informal.

The water at Severn is great for kids - there's not much harm they can come to since there is very little current in the summer months, and the bank is never far away.

The Clubhouse is well used by members due to the excellent facilities. Many members have a relaxing stay over the weekend with their families. During the season we hold a wide range of social events, lots of live music to suit all tastes - rock, folk, blues, and jazz nights are regular features. We also hold wine tasting evenings, beer tasting evenings, pig roasts and barbecues. We have an annual Regatta which includes games and competitions for adults and children.

Every year for the past 20 years or so, we have had a club holiday week, initially at Saundersfoot in South Wales. Then in Ullswater, and now back in Saundersfoot. If you have never done any sea sailing then this is an ideal opportunity for you as there are always plenty of willing helpers to launch and recover you from the beach.