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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. 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

The personal handicap long distance series

Full results on the SAILING page More »

Published 9:35am on 18 May 2019

Boats for sale from SWSC members

Several different types of boats - from Teras to Flying Fifteens - are available for sale from SWSC members. More »

Published 2:54pm on 25 Apr 2019

Safe operation of club safety and committee boats

A priority highlighted in our member survey earlier in the year and in conversations with club members is ensuring that our Club has competent and appropriate safety cover for sailing activities. This includes knowing the procedures for getting the boats More »

Published 12:34pm on 22 Apr 2019

Wintermere Open Regatta launches South Windermere sailing season

Nineteen boats and 25 adult and junior sailors battled with South Windermere's blustery winds in the first-ever Wintermere Open held on 24 March. Mike Deane from the host club won overall in his K1 despite sailing the wrong course in the first of the three races. Joe Quick from Coniston Sailing Club came 2 nd in his Solo. SWSC member Guy Wheeler, sailing a Streaker, came in third and Royal Windermere More »

Published 9:01pm on 26 Mar 2019

Upcoming events

Jun 22

Duty 22/6/19 » Messing about in boats

Jun 22

Duty 22/6/19 » Saturday A race 5

Jun 23

Duty 23/6/19 » June meeting race 1

Jun 23

Duty 23/6/19 » June meeting race 2

Jun 23

Duty 23/6/19 » June meeting race 3

Jun 29

Duty 29/6/19 » Ladies that launch

Jun 29

Duty 29/6/19 » Gummers howe race1

Jun 29

Duty 29/6/19 » Eiger race 5

Jun 30

Duty 30/6/19 » Gummers howe race 2

Jun 30

Duty 30/6/19 » Gummers howe race 3

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