Royal Harwich Yacht Club 

Sailing For All


The Royal Harwich Yacht Club is based in a stunning new clubhouse at Woolverstone, on the banks of the beautiful River Orwell in Suffolk, a few miles east of Ipswich.  It's a fabulous location, not just for dinghy sailing and as a great base for cruising, but also for relaxing on the lawn enjoying a drink or a meal overlooking the river!

We are a friendly, lively and inclusive club, offering a wide range of sailing and social activities, and we always welcome new members.   We encourage and support dinghy, keelboat and yacht racing as well as a range of cruising activities.  We have a spacious dinghy park and a slipway that can be used at virtually all states of the tide. We also have our own marina, which is open to visitors, and swinging moorings on the river.  

Our clubhouse provides excellent bar and catering facilities serving the needs of members as well as visiting sailors, clubs and cruising associations, who are always welcome.  The clubhouse is a fantastic venue that can be booked for private and corporate functions by members and non members.

At the Royal Harwich Yacht Club, we offer:

  • a warm welcome to all new members, whatever their level of sailing experience
  • an active programme of yacht, dinghy and keelboat racing for all
  • the benefits of an RYA Training Centre offering theory and practical courses
  • dinghy training and introductory courses for junior and adults
  • fantastic marina and mooring facilities for the benefit of members
  • many cruising opportunities in beautiful local waters and further afield
  • lively social events, including a varied programme of winter talks

Latest News

Cruising Log Rules

Once again this year we will have a Short and Long Cruising Log Competition. Click here for full det…

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New web site goes live !

RHYC's new web site finally goes live, at the end of February 2017. Let us know what you think! Pl…

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Clothing a Skillinger crew

This was a really interesting and informative lunchtime talk. As always, it was well attended, even…

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Talk by Dick Durham

This was an enthralling and entertaining talk by well known sailing writer Dick Durham, preceded by …

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Upcoming Events

Cruise in Company Lunch

£14.00 for Two Course Lunch

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RYA VHF Radio Course

£150.00 Members £160.00 CA Members £170.00 Non-Members …

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RHYC Menu Taster Evening

Book your free place now. Once you click on Pay you will hav…

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RYA Day & Coastal Skipper Practical - Fr…

RHYC Member £510.00 CA Member £545.00 Non-Member £625.0…

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RYA Day & Coastal Skipper Practical - Mo…

RHYC Member £510.00 CA Member £545.00 Non-Member £625.…

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