Introduction to Thornbury SC

Thornbury Sailing Club is set in its own extensive grounds on the east bank of the River Severn at Oldbury Pill. The entrance to the private road giving access to the club is opposite the Anchor pub in the village of Oldbury-on-Severn. Pedestrians can follow the half-mile of tarmac road to the Club as it serves as part of the Severn Way footpath, but visitors by car need to make prior arrangements as the access gate is kept locked.

The Pill (a local word for inlet) is approximately two miles north of the old Severn Bridge, where the estuary is some two miles wide. The Severn estuary has the second highest tidal range in the world and its vast sandbanks dry at low water. This restricts our sailing to max 2 hours either side of high water.

A sail training programme is offered each spring to introduce and develop sailing skills. TSC is a recognised RYA Sail Training establishment. Click here for more information.

General club meetings are held at 20:00hrs on the first Thursday of each month. Over the winter months a programme of talks are on the third Thursday of each month.

Facilities include:
Clubhouse containing meeting room, galley and bar on the first floor with changing facilities, showers etc., on the ground floor
Dinghy compound
Large car park and hard standing for cruisers.
Floating moorings for larger dinghies.
Cruiser moorings - requests for cruiser moorings are not normally considered from members who have not had five years active membership of the Club.
Concrete slip for dinghy launching.
Floating jetty for cruiser access.
 Power boating is not permitted as the club objective is to encourage sailing