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

Bar and Catering Report

A Bar and Catering Feedback Questionnaire was handed out over a 10 day period.

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RORC 2017 Fastnet Race

Jameerah, the J120 and her 1200 mile roundtrip!

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Pink Cake Trophy Returns

Yacht Sailody, a Hallberg-Rassy 36 returns the Pink Cake Trophy to RHYC

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Pink Cake Trophy

John Ettling of Allegro returns the Pink Cake Trophy to Royal Maas

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Americas Cup Bermuda 2017

Izzy Taylor Jones and Harvey O'Sullivan took part in Americas Cup Junior Regatta

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Upcoming Events

RHYC & CA Wildlife & Barge Trip

Join us onboard Sailing Barge Victor for a day of wildlife;…

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RHYC & CA Winter Talks

£14.00 for Winter Talks inc. Supper £9.50 for Winter Talk…

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RHYC Laser & Solo Open

Tickets includes all races £13.00 Adult £9.00 Junior (18…

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RYA Powerboat II - Various Dates

£125.00 for Members £145.00 for CA Members £165.00 for…

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RYA Coastal Skipper Theory

£300.00 Members £325.00 CA Members £350.00 Non-Members

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