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Due to the sailing restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 lockdown the 2020 Sailing Calendar has been withdrawn for the time being.


Sara in the news

For those that may have missed it there's a good write up on the RYA website about Sara Goujon.  


Sailing Sale!

Club boats are being made available for rental at buy one get one free rates until the end of the season!  Rent a boat for a day on Saturday and use it on Sundays for no additional charge.  Just pay for 1 day's hire.  Remember to book your boat in advance through WebCollect. 

The Covid Cup - Pursuit Racing Series starts Sunday 13th Sept

All members are encouraged to come racing on Sundays.  The club has inaugurated a new series for this season only; the Covid Cup! It's open to any club member.  Two 45 minute races starting at 1:30.  Please see the Commodore's Waffle for details.


Commodore's Waffle - 10th September 2020

The latest dispatch from Commodore Simon is available HERE.

Saturday Afternoon Rescue Boat Volunteers Required

As per the plans for Moving forward with safe sailing the club is requesting volunteer to man the rescue boat on Saturday afternoons, 1pm - 5pm.  If you're able to help out then please contact Simon, our Commodore HERE.

Rescue boat guidance is available HERE.

Volunteers will be shown in the register HERE, so that you'll know if there is rescue boat cover.

COVID-19 - Moving forward with safe sailing

Latest updates to the club's Covid-19 measures are HERE.

The club is seeking to  offer some safety boat cover on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 5 pm.


We are asking for member's support in this initiative to get more people on the water, as we felt the less experienced sailors would be more inclined to take boats out. 

So if you are prepared to help out please could you contact Simon, ESC Commodore HERE.

COVID-19 - All training courses for 2020 cancelled

Regrettably all training courses for 2020 have been cancelled.  Please watch the website for details of 2021's courses which should be published in March.

End of Season Newsletter

COMING UP CHRISTMAS LUNCH - Sunday 8th December - 12.30pm Everyone loves a Christmas Dinner and Ely Sailing Club will be hosting its trad...

November Newsletter

Well that’s all Folks!!! Another sailing season has now cleared off into the sunset and we are now left feeling bereft and wondering what...

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Ely Sailing Club

Roswell Pits

Prickwillow Road




01353 667830

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