On 13 May 1961, 20 keen sailors met in a room at Fell Foot to form the South Windermere Sailing Club. After an initial 10/- donation the fees were set at 1 guinea, and the club burgee (still in the SWSC logo) was designed. At the age of 17, the first Secretary, Bernard Rhodes, proposed they should purchase "Rope for racing buoys, whistle, yachtsman timer, loud hailer or megaphone, and one lot of 25 copies
Published 15:59 on 14 Apr 2021
I was one of four engineering apprentices who hired Myosotis - a 30 foot ex broads yacht from Holidays Afloat at Bowness in June 1960. Dave 1 managed to convince the owner that he knew all about boats as he worked part time on Fairhaven lake. He failed to mention that this was in the cash office, but two of us were Merchant Navy apprentices. I think that this helped. After a short lesson
Published 10:40 on 2 Apr 2021
While our sailing season was shortened and all the races rescheduled, we still managed to celebrate racing and sailing achievements! Congratulations to all our 2020 trophy winners! The racing awards: Winner 2020 Trophy Series Mark Fearnley Anniversary Regatta Cup Anniversary Regatta
Published 15:41 on 22 Nov 2020
At its Annual General Meeting on October 24, the South Windermere Sailing Club thanked James Woolgrove for his two years of service as Commodore, and welcomed Angela O'Donnell as Commodore for the upcoming 60th Anniversary year in 2021. In his report, James noted the developments and accomplishments over an extraordinarily strange and difficult year. "I am pleased that we did get on the water this year," he said, "as at one point I
Published 11:03 on 25 Oct 2020
The bulk of SWSC's Old Gaffers set sail on August 15 for their first-ever Regatta. Six traditional sailing boats in the club's new fleet were able to join the day, and the light to non-existent wind allowed them also to use the oars typical to the boats as they ventured up the lake. After a picnic lunch they set sail back to the club at Fell Foot. The fleet was accompanied by club
Published 16:42 on 17 Aug 2020
This week is set to be another fun week especially to build racing and sailing skills. Monday and Tuesday is fun and friendly race training for all abilities. Wednesday is a day to recover. Then the Anniversary Regatta will be held on Thursday and Friday.
Published 19:12 on 9 Aug 2020
The RYA have published helpful updated guidance as we increase our sailing activities.
Published 09:40 on 31 Jul 2020
We are looking forward to a fun week for adults and juniors. The exact activities will be planned each day looking at the weather and who turns up (for instance, short friendly races, a social sail + ice cream picnic, just "messing about").
Published 16:45 on 28 Jul 2020
A very helpful video from the RYA as single crewing of safety boats will be more important given physical distancing guidelines.
Published 20:13 on 13 Jul 2020
SWSC members should all have received several emails about the new booking procedures for accessing Fell Foot's Active Base. The instructions can also be found in the members portal under "Club operations under Covid-19". The booking is now done through the SWSC members portal, and the code for the gate to the Active Base is emailed out the evening before the booked date. Please note: 1. You must book in
Published 19:35 on 10 Jul 2020