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
South Windermere Sailing Club members have found a lot of humour, home projects and new skills in being "virtual sailors".
Published 10:32 on 10 May 2020
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
Published 21:34 on 18 Mar 2020
Due to the latest guidelines, the Open on March 22 has had to be cancelled.
Published 21:41 on 5 Mar 2020
Sixty-five trophies were awarded to South Windermere Sailing Club members at our annual celebration dinner and prizegiving, held on 26 October at the Newby Bridge Hotel. In addition to 59 trophies for racing (including a number of new awards this season), six "Commodore's choice" awards were handed out. Congratulations to all! Winner 2019 Trophy Series Alison
Published 11:41 on 27 Oct 2019