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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. We also offer junior training sessions on specific Saturdays.


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


Latest news

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

History of the Waterhead Race

South Windermere Sailing Club's Waterhead race has been run annually since 1965. It was only cancelled once - in 2020 due to COVID restrictions. Phil and Margaret Bissell prepared a fascinating look back at the history of the only sailing race going the full length of Windermere and back. All the winners, with snippets and photos from past races - from no wind to too much! More »

Published 17:09 on 20 Jun 2021

Anniversary Waterhead Race Enjoyed by All

2021 is the 60 th anniversary year of South Windermere Sailing Club, and June 13 th was the 55 th year of the running of the Waterhead race a long distance race from Fell Foot at the south end of Lake Windermere all the way to the Waterhead buoy off Ambleside in the north, and back. The race includes racing through crowded Bowness Bay with its many ferries and tourist hire More »

Published 17:07 on 17 Jun 2021

Upcoming events

Oct 16

10:30 - Working Party

Meet at Fell Foot to sailing club boats up to
Oct 17

11:00 - October Series Race 3 & 4 (Tra…

Oct 23

18:30 - Annual Dinner & Prize Giving

Dec 5

14:30 - Mulled Wine & Mince Pies Provisional

Dec 11

10:00 - Working Party Provisional

Jan 16

12:00 - New Year Gathering

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

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