Hullbridge – your Yacht Club

Nearly seventy five percent of members of Up River Yacht Club live in Hullbridge and enjoy the benefits of this vibrant local club on their doorstep.

Lots of people like the idea of owning a boat, but think it will be really expensive. However, Up River Yacht Club was set up in Hullbridge to make sailing affordable. 

Did you known your whole family can be members (that’s parents, children and grandchildren under 18) for just £195 per year. 

Look at it another way. For a family of four that makes membership less than £1 a week each.

Try sailing for free in Hullbridge

Not sure you would like sailing? Would you like to give it a try? Look out for Up River Yacht Club’s ‘Push The Boat Out’ day. In addition to details on this website, you will also see signs around the village nearer the time. Come along and see if sailing is for you.

You can sail in one of Up River Yacht Club’s fleet of safe, modern dinghies. You can take to the water with an experienced helm and you can take control yourself under the watchful eye of an expert.

Can’t wait for the ‘Push the Boat Out’ day? Get in touch, we will see what we can do…

Learning to sail

If you joined the club, you and members of your family could take part in our very popular Learn to Sail programme, offering you sailing tuition from members and Royal Yachting Association instructors for free. This professional training from RYA instructors is subsidised in full by the club.

Furthermore, when you have learned to sail, as a member you can take club dinghies out free of charge on club organised events including dinghy racing and Fun Sails. So you don’t have to buy your own boat straight away to enjoy sailing at Up River Yacht Club. 

Already own a sailing dinghy?

If you own a sailing dinghy, as a member, you could keep it in the club dinghy park for just £30 per year. That gives you easy access to the water, free parking, full use of all of the club facilities including the famously cheap bar.

If you are interested in racing Up River Yacht Club offers a full racing programme throughout the year.


There is a great community of members at Up River Yacht Club. You might like the idea of your children learning to sail, but you might prefer to drive one of the club’s Safety Boats. There are also lots of opportunities to get involved in activities away from the water with a full social programme and family friendly events throughout the year.

Joining Up River Yacht Club could transform your lifestyle and, for families with young children, or grand parents with grand children, its great to see youngsters grow in confidence and ability through learning new skills.

Your Yacht Club 

Have you seen how delightful the riverside village of Hullbridge looks from the river? If you are used to being stuck in a car on busy local roads, you may be really surprised how a boat can take you into the surrounding countryside and give you a whole new perspective.

Its your village and your yacht club. Worth investigating?

Have a look around this website and tell us what you think.