Welcome to South Windermere Sailing Club
Our family friendly club has been on the shore of Windermere since 1961. In 2022 we moved to 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. 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.
The area leased and used by South Windermere Sailing Club (SWSC) has been successfully designated as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) by the Westmorland & Furness Council. SWSC had nominated YMCA North Camp to underscore the importance of maintaining the site's community value and access to the Windermere lakefront for community purposes, in light of the prospective sale of the land. SWSC Commodore Sara Speicher stated, "We are very pleased that the More »
22 Nov 2023
Forty-eight awards were handed out to SWSC members at the club's annual dinner and prizegiving, held on October 21 at the Old School Kitchen, YMCA North Camp. The awards reflected success in races, improvement in sailing, and commitment and support to the club. In the racing awards, Mark Fearnley led the way with ten trophies, with Wyn Roberts collecting six, and Bret Matthews and Bob Eastwood both winning five. Jack Thompson collected four and More »
5 Nov 2023
SWSC held its annual general meeting on Saturday, October 7 to review the year, set fees for 2024 and elect the officers and committee for the next 12 months. Commodore Sara Speicher gave a comprehensive overview of the work of the trustees, officers and committee specifically related to the prospective sale of the YMCA North Camp site. She highlighted the strong support the club has received, both in its efforts to secure a More »
14 Oct 2023
SWSC held its annual "Messing About in Boats" week 31 July to 4 August. Young and young at heart sailed in rain and sun, calm and gales and had a grand time! Sailing skills definitely improved with daily outings and coaching. We look forward to next year's "Messing About Week" already scheduled for 29 July to 2 August 2024! More »
8 Aug 2023