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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.


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.


Latest news

Congratulations to our 2022 Award Winners

Members aged 7 to 80 won a total of 56 awards at our Annual Dinner and Prizegiving held at Newby Bridge Hotel, October 23. A total of 21 members won awards, from the Waterhead Cup for SWSC's signature race the length of Windermere won by Mark Fearnley to the Whippersnappers Trophy for the most promising, enthusiastic junior won by George Taylor. Mark Fearnley led the tally with 15 awards, Jack Thompson won More »

Published 20:07 on 3 Nov 2021

Winter walks scheduled

Thanks to the volunteers who have offered to lead walks in 2022, we now have a full programme of interesting walks for the coming winter. This will be a great opportunity for enjoying the countryside, exercising, socialising and keeping up to date with the latest SWSC news, all of which we missed out on as a group last year. So far, we have the walk dates and leaders, now on the web calendar; details More »

Published 11:11 on 23 Oct 2021

SWSC Committee elected at AGM

SWSC members held their Annual General Meeting on Saturday, October 2, with over 40 attending in person and 10 people via Zoom. Commodore Angela O'Donnell recognised the hard work of the committee in managing a challenging but successful year and looked forward to a great future for the club in 2022 . The 2022 Committee was elected as follows: Angela O' Donnell, Commodore Sara Speicher, Vice-Commodore Caroline Allensby-Green, Hon. Secretary Les Weekes, More »

Published 18:35 on 6 Oct 2021

Commodore's Day features marauding and cake!

The Annual Commodore's Day is Saturday, July 31. Always a highlight for its fun activities on and off the water, this year will feature fancy dress on the pirating theme and lots of cake! The now traditional "pursuit race by distance" will start at 11am. The afternoon will feature fun challenges for young and young at heart (and did we mention cake?). The evening social will start at 6:00 pm. Looking forward More »

Published 16:20 on 14 Jul 2021

Upcoming events

Jan 9

11:00 - Winter Walk

Moor Divock Stone
Jan 16

12:00 - New Year Gathering

A friendly and relaxed luncheon and get-together held at Town
Jan 23

10:30 - Winter Walk

Kirkby in Furness. 6.8 miles. Meet 10.30 at
Feb 6

10:30 - Winter Walk

Staveley and the Dales Way, approx. 7 miles Start
Feb 20

11:00 - Winter Walk

Tolkien Trail, approx. 7 miles Start time 11.00am
Mar 6

11:00 - Winter Walk

Ambleside and Coffin Route, 7 miles (easy) Start Time:-

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