South Windermere Sailing Club moves to a new location
Published 10:57 on 31 Dec 2021
It's very rare for a sailing club to move location, but pretty much unknown for one to move a mile and a half to a new location - and even stay on the same lake.
But after 60 years of operating from Fell Foot that is exactly what South Windermere Sailing Club are doing. For 2022 SWSC will start operating from its new fantastic location at the YMCA North Camp, at Lakeside on the west side of Lake Windermere.
SWSC Commodore Angela O'Donnell says, "We are incredibly excited about our move. The lake is much wider at the YMCA and the surrounding hills are lower than at Fell Foot so will not have the same disturbing effect on the wind. This will result in a much better sailing area. Our new base will give us better racing courses, cleaner winds and with beach launching for dinghies and a new jetty for keelboats, the access will be much better. You can stand on the beach and watch the racing. And we now have our own clubhouse overlooking the lake."
See Mark Fearnley's full article in Yachts and Yachting.
Last updated 13:23 on 11 February 2022