Welcome to Bromsgrove Boaters

We are an RYA affiliated offshore cruising club whose aim is to encourage as many people as possible to share our passion to get out onto the water and take up coastal sailing. As a club we welcome everyone from experienced sailors who want to do more sailing to people with no experience at all who want to try sailing on yachts.

We normally hold social events monthly on the third Wednesday of the month at Bromsgrove Rugby Club, B60 3DH, 7.30 meet, event start at 8.00.   Visitors welcome (£5 cash fee).  We try to provide a programme of external and internal speakers and activities.  There is ample parking at the club and a bar. See below for the current programme.

We organise various week long,  short midweek (Monday-Thursday) and  long weekend (Thursday-Sunday) yacht charters on the Solent or from Plymouth, mainly in the spring and autumn. These boats are skippered and crewed by members . See below for current dates. We make other charters depending on demand.

The club does not directly provide RYA training but can source RYA First Aid and SRC (VHF) for members and enquirers. We aim to provide sailing opportunities and experience to complement the RYA cruising qualification programme.  Contact the Training Officer.

To get in touch and to find out more about the benefits of membership, Contact Us
To join Boaters go to  our Membership Page. The annual membership fee is only £30.

We look forward to meeting you.

2023-24 Social Programme

Bromsgrove Rugby Football Club, B60 3DH 7.30 for 8.00 start , unless otherwise stated.
Dec 13 2023– Annual Photo Competition (Note date is 2nd Wednesday of December)
Jan 17 2024 –  Quiz. Trevor Rackley is organising this year.
Feb 21 – “Marine Accident Investigation Branch and life after” by Roger Brydges (retired)
Mar 20 – Annual Dinner hosted by Alison Matthews at the Ewe and Lamb, Stoke Prior.
Apr 17 – “Cruising the Netherlands” by Andy Mulholland author of Cruising Association guides.
May 15 – “Four years in the Western Med” by Phil Reeves
June 19 – “Did the Phoenicians beat Columbus to America?” by Philip Beale
July 17 – No meeting
Aug 21 – Canal and Rivers Trust
Sept 18 – “Over the top” around Shetland and down to Orkney by Jonty Pearce
Oct 16 – Tom Cunliffe presenting his “Brand New Talk”
Nov 20 – AGM and slightly early mince pies!
Dec 11 – Annual Photo Competition with mince pies

Sailing Events

Spring Sailing 2024:
14 – 17 March (Thur 1700 -Sun 1600) – Hamble, Solent 1 x Oceanis 37, 6 berths total  @£245 – FULL

Summer Sailing 2024
1-14 June – South Coast Cruise west from Gosport and back – X34, 6 berths total @£245
Late June/Early July, a week on the Firth of Clyde. 6 berths@£550

Autumn Sailing
30 September – 6 June  – Cruising from Plymouth on the south-west coast.

Other Sailing
A number of club members own boats are charter independently. Spare places may be advertised to members via the bi-monthly newsletter.

See Sailing page for more information

The club does not run RYA courses itself but can give advice on what is available where.  Contact the Training Officer.

Chris Palmer
Commodore and Treasurer


  • Organised Sailing Trips

    Organised Sailing Trips

    Sailing is what our Club is all about. We organise club sailing weekends in the Spring and in the Autumn as well as longer cruises over the summer months.

  • RYA Courses

    RYA Courses

    As part of the Club's policy of training and on-going development of members' skills, we organise and facilitate various RYA Approved courses.

Boaters Events