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Welcome to South Windermere Sailing Club

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

Wintermere Cup Open Regatta to launch South Windermere sailing season

A new open event will be held at South Windermere Sailing Club on its first Sunday of the 2019 sailing season. The "Wintermere Cup Open Regatta" will take place on Sunday, 24 March. There will be three races; first race starts at 12:00 noon. Entry is free for SWSC members. For visitors, entry is £15 for a single hander and £20 for a double hander, which includes access for the day to the More »

Published 1:02pm on 10 Feb 2019

SWSC Members Winter walks

The walks are an ideal opportunity to get to know more club members and enjoy a day out in the hills. The walks take place the first Sunday after the New Year get-together and then every second Sunday thereafter. They are suitable for all ages and abilities. Bring a packed lunch, strong footwear, waterproofs, etc. and please be ready to start the walk at the stated meeting time. All the walks are likely to More »

Published 7:35pm on 10 Dec 2018

South Windermere Sailing Club celebrates successful season with awards

South Windermere Sailing Club awarded 48 trophies to adult and junior members of the club at its annual dinner and prize giving, 27 October at the Newby Bridge Hotel. Mark Fernley scooped 11 trophies to lead the tally, while Past Commodore James Downes and Jack Thompson both collected 6. Click the link for the rest of the article For the juniors, David Woolgrove and Owen O'Donnell both won three. More »

Published 10:25am on 3 Nov 2018

Annual dinner and prize giving

Congratulations to all our 2018 trophy winners, including this unable to make the annual dinner on the 21st October. It was a wonderful evening celebrate achievements and our great friendly club! More »

Published 8:11pm on 30 Oct 2018

Upcoming events

Feb 24

Winter walk - Claife Heights a…

Meet at 11.00 am in the Village Hall car park opposite
Mar 10

Winter walk - Ambleside to Lou…

Meet at 11.00 am at Ambleside Rugby Club where there is
Mar 16

Working party

Mar 23

Spring series 1

Mar 24

Duty 24th March » Wintermere open 1

Mar 24

Duty 24th March » Wintermere open 2

Mar 24

Duty 24th March » Wintermere open 3

Mar 30

Duty 30/3/19 » Messing about in boats/fun sai…

Mar 30

Duty 30/3/19 » Saturday A Race 1

Mar 30

Duty 30/3/19 » Eiger 1

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