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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.

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. Members are able to store their boats within a dinghy park during the sailing season, 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

Boats for sale from SWSC members

An RS Feva is currently for sale from Club members. More »

Published 00:00 on 4 Jun 2020

Passing the time in lockdown as home sailors

South Windermere Sailing Club members have found a lot of humour, home projects and new skills in being "virtual sailors". More »

Published 10:32 on 10 May 2020

Update on Club Activities in light of Covid-19

In light of measures to protect people's health put in place by the National Trust at Fell Foot, and in line with guidance from the RYA and the government, we unfortunately must cancel all club activity until further notice. The Fell Foot Active Base will be closed as of Friday, March 20, including the changing rooms and toilets. People may still work on their boats and sail individually, being responsible for More »

Published 21:34 on 18 Mar 2020

Wintermere Open Cancelled (update March 17)

Due to the latest guidelines, the Open on March 22 has had to be cancelled. More »

Published 21:41 on 5 Mar 2020

Upcoming events

Jul 5

Club Social Sail

Launching to be staggered between 10 am and noon, with safety
Jul 5

11:00 - CANCELLED Ladies Day and Handi…

Jul 9

18:30 - CANCELLED Evening Social Sail…

no formal safety boat cover all sailors responsible for themselves
Jul 11

10:00 - CANCELLED Messing about in Boa…

Jul 11

11:00 - CANCELLED Single Hander Open E…

Jul 12

11:00 - The Rampholme Race (long dista…

Jul 12

16:00 - Committee meeting

Jul 18

10:00 - Messing about in Boats / Satur…

Jul 19

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

Jul 23

18:30 - Evening Social Sailing

no formal safety boat cover all sailors responsible for themselves

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