Welcome to Deben Yacht Club, founded in 1838 on the beautiful River Deben in Woodbridge, Suffolk. Whether you are new to sailing or a seasoned racer, we are a welcoming and family friendly club. Please take a look at our Club News and Upcoming Events below to see what going on now and in the near future .

The Deben Yacht Club offers a full calendar of events throughout the sailing season including a mixture of dinghy & yacht racing, flotillas and leisure sailing, all supported by our safety boat team. We are an RYA Training Centre and offer a number of sailing training courses for cadets and adults as well as safety boat courses for members.

It’s easy to store and launch your boat – we have a large dinghy park, modern slipway and 21 moorings. If you don’t have a boat, we have over 30 club dinghies for members to hire including Toppers, Topper Argos, RS Qubas, RS Fevas, Laser and Wayfarers.

To get a feel for the club and the wide range of activities we offer, please explore our website and take a look at our newsletter. If you are interested in joining or have any questions please contact the membership secretary.

Thomas Yeung, Commodore

Upcoming Club Events
  • Spring Points 3 and 4 (HW 16:26)
    13/04/2024  14:30 - 18:30

  • Improvers Sail Training 1 (HW 17:06)
    14/04/2024  14:00 - 18:00

  • On-Board 1 - Off-water Intro (18:00 - 21:00) (HW 22:48)
    19/04/2024  18:00 - 22:00

  • Spring Points 5 and 6 Yacht Spring Race (HW 12:02)
    21/04/2024  10:00 - 14:00

  • Joan Doble Cup (Down-river Start) (HW 15:19)
    27/04/2024  13:30 - 17:30



Tide times for 13 April 2024

Tide Time Height
High  03:56 4.1m
Low   09:22 0.5m
High  16:23 3.7m
Low   21:49 0.5m

Tide times for 14 April 2024

Tide Time Height
High  04:39 3.9m
Low   10:00 0.7m
High  17:06 3.5m
Low   22:34 0.6m

Tide times for 15 April 2024

Tide Time Height
High  05:27 3.6m
Low   10:47 1.0m
High  17:55 3.2m
Low   23:29 0.8m

Best yacht club with great facilities and very friendly members

Roger G (Google Reviews)