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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.


Camping and AirBnB accommodation is available via YMCA Lakeside.


Latest news

Windermere Waterhead on August 28 by invitation only

Things are progressing well at South Windermere Sailing Club's new venue at the YMCA north camp, with much of the new galley installed, new committee boat on the water, and matting down to help launching and recovery of keelboats. However the clubhouse is still not ready to accept the large number of visitors that the iconic Waterhead race (from one end of Lake Windermere to the other and back) could attract. More »

Published 15:17 on 14 Aug 2022

SWSC Ceilidh

Food and dancing starting 6pm, Saturday, August 13 2022 Featuring the Fox Family Band Tickets available for members and non members - see Angela and Eva or any SWSC committee member More »

Published 20:12 on 22 Jul 2022

Fun and good food for Commodore's Day!

All SWSC members will find something for them on Commodore's Day, July 30. The morning will feature fun for all ages, and the afternoon will get a little competitive - but with the twist of having regular racers sail different boats rather than their own. In the evening, there will be a BBQ - good fun and good company! £7.50 for adults, £3 for juniors More »

Published 16:36 on 21 Jul 2022

RYA courses for youth and adults available in August

These courses are now full. If you are interested in a future sailing course, please write to enquiries@swsailing.co.uk Interested in learning to sail or improving your skills? SWSC and YMCA Lakeside have spaces available on the following RYA courses for youth and adults: Youth (10-16 years old): Mon-Tues, August 8-9 (probably stage 1) Wed-Thurs, August 24-25 (probably stage 2) Adult (16+): Sat and Sun, August 13-14 (Level 1) Sat and More »

Published 18:05 on 11 Jul 2022

Upcoming events

August 15-19

10:30 - Regatta Week

Aug 20

10:30 - Messing About in Boats

Aug 20

11:00 - Old Gaffer Open Regatta

Aug 21

11:00 - August Meeting Race 1, 2 & 3

August 24-25

09:00 - RYA Youth Stage 2 Course

August 27-28

09:00 - RYA Level 2 course for adults

Aug 27

10:00 - Messing About in Boats

Aug 27

13:30 - Saturday D Series - Race 2 /…

Aug 27

18:00 - Waterhead Social

Aug 28

11:00 - Waterhead Race (long distance…

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