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Welcome to South Windermere Sailing Club

Our family friendly club has been on the shore of Windermere since 1961. In 2021 we celebrated our 60th anniversary, and in 2022 we start an exciting chapter in our new location at YMCA North Camp on the west shore of Windermere.


Our aim is to provide a friendly club that encourages both adults and juniors to have fun on the water. We offer competitive racing in a variety of formats, plus opportunities for informal training and sailing with safety cover on Saturday mornings as well as social sailing events. We also offer junior training sessions on specific Saturdays. In partnership with YMCA Lakeside, the club can organise RYA accredited sailing and powerboat training courses.


The sailing program is complemented by a number of social events that take place in our outstanding setting on South Windermere.


Camping and AirBnB accommodation is available via YMCA Lakeside.


Latest news

First SWSC Cruiser Rally, 28-29 May

First Cruiser Rally to be held at our new location on the weekend of 28th to 29th May - Messing About in Cruisers on the Saturday with an evening BBQ and a long Race on Sunday starting at 11am .... see you there! (BTW if you'd like to crew or try out a boat, let Caroline Allensby-Green know and she will match people up. Email secretary@swsailing.co.uk More »

Published 21:24 on 10 May 2022

Waterhead Race rescheduled to August 28

SWSC's flagship long distance race, the Waterhead, will take place on August 28 this year. The change from its usual mid-June date will enable most of the extensive works at SWSC's new location to be completed, so that the race can be opened to visiting sailors. The Waterhead race - the only sailing race going the full length of Windermere and back - has been run annually since 1965. It was only cancelled More »

Published 20:39 on 10 May 2022

RYA Level 1 and 2 courses now offered with YMCA Lakeside

The South Windermere Sailing Club and YMCA Lakeside have now organised the following RYA Level 1 and 2 courses: 23-24 April (Saturday and Sunday): RYA level 1 for Juniors, 10 to 16 years old 7- 8 May (Saturday and Sunday): RYA level 1 for Adults, 16 plus (only one place left) 30 - 31 May (Monday and Tuesday during half term): Level 1 or 2 for Juniors (depending on interest) 4-5 More »

Published 14:52 on 10 Apr 2022

Boat Park Allocations 2022

Please see in the sailing section the boat park allocation list and plan for the main boat park area only. The allocation of Racking Spaces will be done after tomorrow when we are certain of the position and number of slots available. We are also hoping to find additional spaces on the boat park or in the area around the ramp for the club boats and any new member boats More »

Published 18:10 on 25 Mar 2022

Upcoming events

May 22

11:00 - May Meeting - Race 1, 2 & 3

May 28-29

Cruiser Rally

First Cruiser Rally to be held at our new location
May 28

10:00 - Messing About in Boats / Junio…

May 28

13:30 - Saturday B Series - Race 4 / J…

May 29

11:00 - Sunday A Series Race 2 & B Ser…

May 30-31

RYA Level 1 or 2 course for Ju…

Held in association with YMCA Lakeside. Cost per person £150.
Jun 3

11:00 - Picnic Cruise

June 4-5

RYA Level 1 or 2 course for Ad…

Held in association with YMCA Lakeside. Cost per person £150.
Jun 4

10:00 - Messing About in Boats / Impro…

Jun 4

13:30 - Whitsun Series - Race 1 / Juni…

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