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    Annual SWSC Open Race to Waterhead and Back

    SWSC's flagship race, the Waterhead, will be held Sunday, 9 June, starting at 11:00 hrs. Come and join us for wonderful day on the water racing from the south end of Windermere to the north and back, (approx 20 miles) while enjoying the many different challenges on the way. Sailing instructions and Notice of Race available here .

    Published 20:07 on 7 May 2024

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    Discover Sailing at SWSC

    SWSC will be holding an open day with taster sails on Saturday, 18 May, 10:30am to 3pm. This is part of the RYA's Discover Sailing initiative so Save the Date! Club members will be on site to share more information about all things sailing and our club community. No advance booking is required. Buoyancy aids are provided for sailing and being on the jetty. We recommend wearing comfortable clothes and footwear that

    Published 00:00 on 27 Mar 2024

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    Community asset designation lost on appeal

    South Windermere Sailing Club (SWSC) was disappointed to learn on 23 February that YMCA Fylde Coast has successfully appealed the recent designation of the SWSC area of YMCA North Camp as an Asset of Community Value (ACV). The whole of the North Camp is now designated as an "unsuccessful nomination" of an ACV by the Westmorland & Furness Council. SWSC has sought from the outset to work with YMCA to find a solution which

    Published 10:57 on 2 Mar 2024

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    Winter walks keep members active!

    Fourteen of us enjoyed a dry, if overcast, seven mile wander around the Lune Gorge and Borrowdale on the 28 th January, looking at possible and probable roman roads, 'by appointment' fell ponies, and the influence of railways and motorway on the layout of Tebay and its roads. A walk up the Borrowdale valley and a crossing of the Low Borrowdale Farm moat were followed by a climb and brisk walk along the ridge

    Published 10:39 on 30 Jan 2024

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    SWSC area of YMCA North Camp designated Asset of Community Value

    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

    Published 17:35 on 22 Nov 2023

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    Club celebrates achievements at Annual Prizegiving

    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

    Published 17:17 on 5 Nov 2023

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    Club AGM reviews year, elects committee

    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

    Published 16:49 on 14 Oct 2023

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    Fun for everyone "Messing About in Boats"

    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!

    Published 16:13 on 8 Aug 2023

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    Join in the Big Windermere Survey

    The Freshwater Biological Association, also based at YMCA North Camp, research the health of freshwater all over the world including Windermere. Their next Big Windermere Survey is on Sunday 13 th August between 10:00-12:00 and they welcome volunteers! They have sampling sites all over the catchment, from Grasmere down to Newby Bridge; you can see them on this map

    Published 14:17 on 6 Aug 2023

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    MP backs campaign to keep community access on Windermere lakefront

    Cumbrian MP Tim Farron has written to YMCA, urging them to make sure community is protected on the lakefront at Windermere.

    Published 21:34 on 12 Jun 2023

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    Help us keep community access to the Windermere lakeside

    Update: Over 1,340 people have signed our petition "Keep the Windermere lakeside for the community", on paper and online via . The support we have received was sent to YMCA Fylde Coast on May 31, the closing date of offers for YMCA North Camp. We have been assured that the list of signatures and the letters of support will be shared with the YMCA Fylde Coast Board of Trustees as they consider the

    Published 11:23 on 21 May 2023

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    Waterhead Open to be held June 18

    First of all it was Covid, then relocating the club from Fell Foot to Lakeside, then storm Arwen blowing trees on top of the new clubhouse, then a full clubhouse refurbishment... But now SWSC are pleased to announce the iconic Windermere Waterhead race is back to full strength. It's open to all monohull dinghies and keelboats with a PY from 900 to 1150. So everything from a 505 to a Laser Radial. Club

    Published 20:48 on 5 May 2023

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