Ely Sailing Club is based at Roswell Pits in Ely, Cambridgeshire. We have over 35 acres of attractive fresh water with islands, trees and banks. The sailing is always interesting, challenging and fun. There is dry launching directly from jetties, and crews are able to sail without getting their feet wet. We are a recognised Royal Yachting Association (RYA) training centre providing a range of sailing courses, powerboat courses and first aid tuition. We have also been awarded RYA Champion Club status for our race coaching. The club is family orientated and run by its members, for its members, with good value and enjoyment for all.

Due to the sailing restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 lockdown the 2020 Sailing Calendar has been withdrawn for the time being.


COVID-19 - Latest updates regarding the rental of club boats - Stage 2

It is now possible to rent a club boat for use over a weekend (Saturday and Sunday) and sail at a time of your choice.  Boats must be booked through WebCollect. There will be no safety boat in operation.  Individuals must supply their own buoyancy aids. 

Please read the full details HERE.

COVID-19 - June Training Courses Cancelled

Regrettably, due to the Covid-19 restrictions all scheduled training courses in June have been cancelled.  The training coordinators will be in touch with those that have made bookings.

Along with all other sailing activities the Committee and Training Team are monitoring the situation on a month by month basis.  It is still possible to book courses for future months. 

COVID-19 - Latest updates regarding the starting of sailing - Stage 1

Sailing, as part of your daily exercise, can start again for those members with their own boats.  The club has stipulated the procedures that members must follow.  The use of club boats will not be permitted until Stage 2.

Please read the full details HERE

COVID-19 - Training Centre Closure

Following advice from the Government, RYA and common sense the Training Principal, with the support of the committee, have decided to close the training centre with immediate effect and cancel all courses until 30th April 2020 and will then review the situation on a monthly basis.. 


A full statement from Steve, our Training Principal, is HERE

Contact Us

Ely Sailing Club

Roswell Pits

Prickwillow Road




01353 667830

© 2020 Ely Sailing Club

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