Founded in 1946 on the banks of a disused clay pit, Ely Sailing Club is and friendly and welcoming place to enjoy dinghy sailing. The water and islands cover an area of approximately 40 acres and are surrounded by banks and trees which although scenic, make for interesting winds on occasions. The club has an extensive racing program, much of which is run from the race office adjacent to the main clubhouse. Anyone interested in starting racing will receive plenty of advice and encouragement from existing members.
Although racing has been an active part of club life for many years, there is also an active group of sailors who prefer to cruise around the waters in a variety of boats. The cruising group are active mostly on Saturdays during the sailing season while the racing predominantly takes place on Sunday afternoons. During the Summer months there is organised club sailing on Thursday evenings. As a fully recognised RYA Training Centre we offer introductory and beginners courses run by our own club instructors. Please see our "Training" section for more details.