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Shearwater Sailing School

Woolverstone Marina, on the River Orwell, Suffolk

Sailing is a community sport / lifestyle, and as such, we at Shearwater Sailing School believe in working with other local businesses that support sailors and sailing.


Here are a few links you may find beneficial.

RHYC Precious Marine Seapower Sail and Cover AdventuresOffshore NeptuneSailing Clipper Clipper2

With  the widest range of sailing activities complemented by a fabulous new clubhouse, modern marina and iconic location on the banks of the River Orwell, the RHYC is one of the best clubs on the East Coast to join or visit.


Shearwater Sailing School is proud to work in partnership with the Royal Harwich Yacht Club, also based at Woolverstone Marina.


All of our theory courses take place in the Clubhouse.

With over 40 years in sales and the marine industry we are confident that we will be able to assist you. From selling your boat or fully maintaining your boat for you, our professional service can be tailored to meet your needs. Based in Woolverstone and Bradwell Marinas we truly cover the East Coast and Europe.

We specialise in high quality made-to-measure boat covers, spray hoods, dodgers, stac systems, sail covers, Biminis, tonneau covers in fact ANY covers for your boats whether sail or power. We make sails, and have a great repair facility for fast turn arounds for both sails and covers. We undertake upholstery and much, much more!

Adventures Offshore is a sail training charity based on the UK East Coast, offering a wide range of offshore sailing adventures to young people and adults.


Operating successfully since 1964, the unique experiences we offer provide participants with challenge, excitement and adventure; whilst sailing offshore on our modern Oyster 49 ketches, Ocean Scout and Offshore Scout.


Find out more at Adventures Offshore

Neptune Sailing, based at Woolverstone Marina, provides a range of sailing opportunities for children and adults.  We have youth groups for children aged around 10-16 throughout the summer term and run courses for local schools as well as weekend and holiday courses. As a charity we are staffed mainly by volunteers - in fact, we simply could not function without our many supporters.  Our aim is to make sailing accessible to as many young (and not so young) people as possible with the emphasis on fun, learning and, of course, safety.  We are always on the lookout for more volunteers (preferably qualified but we do train people too).

This is one of the biggest challenges of the natural world and an endurance test like no other. With no previous sailing experience necessary, it’s a record breaking 40,000 nautical mile race around the world on a 70-foot ocean racing yacht.