Uniquely, the Royal Norfolk & Suffolk Yacht Club can boast not only a sheltered marina in one of the East Coast’s few deep-water all-weather harbours, but also easy access to some very special inland waterways, the southern Broads.
As befits a gateway to the Broads with unrestricted access to the sea, cruising at the RN&SYC encompasses everything from pottering on the Norfolk and Suffolk rivers to exploring the coasts and waterways of Europe, tackling the Atlantic circuit or sailing around the world. Weather permitting, both motor and sailing cruisers are invited to join a Shakedown Cruise at the beginning of the season and a number of cruising activities are also planned throughout the season. Longer cruises are organised in addition to being invited to cruise in company with other clubs from both the UK and The Netherlands. We find we have much in common with yacht clubs in The Netherlands, our closest neighbours across the North Sea.
The Club’s outstanding location on the Suffolk coastline offers easy cruising along the East Coast as well as being in close proximity to Norwich, Southwold, Great Yarmouth, the Waveney Valley and Broadland.
A popular day trip is to visit Scroby Sands where, observed by the seals, members enjoy a picnic and a stroll, or a game of cricket or rounders – sometimes curtailed by the incoming tide!
Power or sail, there are opportunities for everyone to enjoy their own particular water-borne activity. Recently, there has been an emerging interest in RIB ownership and we have a growing fleet which enjoys social cruises, developing their boat-handling skills and assisting with competitive events.