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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. 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.


We are nearing the end of our 2020 sailing season and looking forward to next year!


Latest news

2021 SWSC Officers and Committee Elected

At its Annual General Meeting on October 24, the South Windermere Sailing Club thanked James Woolgrove for his two years of service as Commodore, and welcomed Angela O'Donnell as Commodore for the upcoming 60th Anniversary year in 2021. In his report, James noted the developments and accomplishments over an extraordinarily strange and difficult year. "I am pleased that we did get on the water this year," he said, "as at one point I More »

Published 11:03 on 25 Oct 2020

First-ever SWSC Old Gaffers Regatta

The bulk of SWSC's Old Gaffers set sail on August 15 for their first-ever Regatta. Six traditional sailing boats in the club's new fleet were able to join the day, and the light to non-existent wind allowed them also to use the oars typical to the boats as they ventured up the lake. After a picnic lunch they set sail back to the club at Fell Foot. The fleet was accompanied by club More »

Published 16:42 on 17 Aug 2020

Regatta Week

This week is set to be another fun week especially to build racing and sailing skills. Monday and Tuesday is fun and friendly race training for all abilities. Wednesday is a day to recover. Then the Anniversary Regatta will be held on Thursday and Friday. More »

Published 19:12 on 9 Aug 2020

RYA Guidance on Sailing and Racing with Mixed Households

The RYA have published helpful updated guidance as we increase our sailing activities. More »

Published 09:40 on 31 Jul 2020

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