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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.


Latest news

South Windermere Sailing Club moves to a new location

It's very rare for a sailing club to move location, but pretty much unknown for one to move a mile and a half to a new location - and even stay on the same lake. But after 60 years of operating from Fell Foot that is exactly what South Windermere Sailing Club are doing. For 2022 SWSC will start operating from its new fantastic location at the YMCA North Camp, at Lakeside More »

Published 10:57 on 31 Dec 2021

Congratulations to our 2021 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

Upcoming events

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 19

10:00 - Open Day - visit the site and…

An opportunity for people thinking of joining the club or
Feb 19

14:00 - Committee Meeting

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:-
Mar 12

10:00 - Working Party

Mar 12

13:00 - Committee Meeting

Mar 19

Settling your dinghy in the bo…

Mar 20

11:00 - Sunday A Series Race 1 & B Ser…

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