Adastral Park Sailing Club

We’re a friendly sailing club based on the east coast of England near to lovely sheltered rivers and estuaries of the Suffolk and Essex coastlines. With several dinghies and a yacht, we offer a superb variety of sailing including passages beyond Felixstowe to other areas of the UK and across to Europe.

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About Us

We are a friendly sailing club based on the east coast of England, near Ipswich (Suffolk). Our location offers a superb variety of sailing in the sheltered rivers and estuaries of the Suffolk and Essex coastlines and offers ready access to the open sea beyond Felixstowe for passages to other areas of the UK and Europe.

  • Our club aims to promote sailing activities and a social community around it. We are linked to AtLAS and support its goals.
  • Our club owns five dinghies and our yacht Carina.
  • Practical training sessions for the yacht and dinghies are held throughout the season. Our training programme is aligned to RYA with many members obtaining RYA practical qualifications on the club yacht.
  • Other yacht training is arranged over the winter and includes VHF radio, First Aid, Navigation, Chart work and Astro Navigation.
  • A great variety of sailing (both dinghies and yacht) is arranged throughout the season including races, rallies and social sails. In addition, independent sailing is possible via private boat hires by qualified helms and skippers.
  • The yacht is also used for Club summer cruises, which over the years have taken us from the Baltic to the Scilly Isles.
  • Linking up with another club and association, we also have access to Broads sailing, Mediterranean cruises and classic yachts.
  • Social Events are arranged, which allow us to share our sailing tales and experiences over a meal and a drink.
  • Secure storage for dinghies is also available for hire.
  • Our members are expected to help with club organisation and boat maintenance which keeps our costs down.

Membership

  • Yacht members (£187.50pa *) can skipper, train or crew on our yacht, Carina, as well as use our dinghies.
  • Dinghy members (£69.50pa *) can helm, train or crew on any of our five dinghies.
  • Owner members (£18.50pa *) have their own boats and may join in club events such as races and rallies. The club is fortunate in having a local boat hut and storage yard for owner’s boats.

* Fees correct for 2022, excluding £24 ATLAS membership if required.

The club does not aim to make a profit and we try to keep our fees low. Members are expected to help with club organisation and boat maintenance, which reduces our costs. This means we can provide a variety of sailing at a cost much lower than most commercial organisations. Examples for dinghies are an evening’s training £19.75; a whole day’s private hire £14-£26.25 depending on dinghy. Similarly for yachts, an evening’s training is £24.25; a day sail with other members is £15; and a place for a week on the summer cruise around £198.