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.
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
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
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
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