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Welcome to South Windermere Sailing Club

Our family friendly club has been on the shore of Windermere for over 50 years. We have a fantastic new club house at the National Trust’s Fell Foot Park on the southern tip of the lake.

Our aim is to provide a friendly club that encourages both adults and juniors to have fun on the water.

SWSC is an RYA affiliated club that runs an extensive sailing program to suit all ages and abilities. Junior sailing and fun sails take place on Saturday mornings, with relaxed racing on Saturday afternoons. A full race program operates on Sundays; this includes handicap racing, fleet racing, a number of long distance races and Pursuit Races. Junior training, and informal coaching offered on Saturday mornings. During the summer the club organises two separate weeks of sailing; Family Week and Regatta Week. Regular sailors are able to store their boats within a dinghy park, enabling easy launching and the use of two wooden jetties.

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

Latest news

2019 Award Winners

Sixty-five trophies were awarded to South Windermere Sailing Club members at our annual celebration dinner and prizegiving, held on 26 October at the Newby Bridge Hotel. In addition to 59 trophies for racing (including a number of new awards this season), six "Commodore's choice" awards were handed out. Congratulations to all! Winner 2019 Trophy Series Alison More »

Published 11:41 on 27 Oct 2019

Boats for sale from SWSC members

Here is the latest news on boats for sale from Club members. More »

Published 00:00 on 1 Oct 2019

The Frostbite is back!

The Frostbite Series is a highlight of the year. It is an open series, running over nine Sundays starting on 20 th October and ending on 15 th December (followed by mulled wine and mince pies to thaw out). There will be two races back to back, starting at 12:00 pm. You don't have to race both to be in contention for trophies. In addition to a full series trophy there More »

Published 15:44 on 11 Sep 2019

Get ready for Commodore's Day!

Commodore's Day is Saturday, August 3, and a great day is planned for SWSC members of all ages. In the morning it's the "watercraft relay" and in the afternoon it's the "pursuit race by distance" - which, trust us, is a major mathematical challenge for the organisers. Food available all day. To organize food and the pursuit race courses, please let us know in advance if you will be coming, and the boat you More »

Published 16:08 on 24 Jul 2019

Upcoming events

Feb 23

11:00 - Winter Walk - Kingsdale, near…

Meet at 11.00am in the layby on the minor road
Mar 8

11:00 - Winter Walk - Ambleside-Grasme…

Meet at 11.00 am at Ambleside Rugby Club where there
Mar 14

10:00 - Working Party

Mar 21

Bring your boat down / First d…

Bring your boat down and enjoy afternoon tea and cake.
Mar 22

11:00 - Wintermere Open

There will be 3 races
Mar 28

10:00 - Messing about in boats / Satur…

Mar 29

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

Mar 29

14:30 - Committee meeting

Apr 4

10:00 - Messing about in boats & Ladie…

Apr 5

11:00 - Grassholme Race (long distance…

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