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    SWSC Open Day 19 February

    The club is holding an open day on Saturday February 19, 10am-2pm for interested people and prospective members to visit our new location and talk to club members. Our new location not only offers excellent sailing opportunities, from learning to sail to competitive racing, but camping and AirBnB accommodation is available through YMCA Lakeside. See the article published in Westmorland Gazette . How to get to the club:

    Published 13:00 on 22 Jan 2022

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    South Windermere Sailing Club moves to a new location

    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

    Published 10:57 on 31 Dec 2021

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    Congratulations to our 2021 Award Winners

    Members aged 7 to 80 won a total of 56 awards at our Annual Dinner and Prizegiving held at Newby Bridge Hotel, October 23. A total of 21 members won awards, from the Waterhead Cup for SWSC's signature race the length of Windermere won by Mark Fearnley to the Whippersnappers Trophy for the most promising, enthusiastic junior won by George Taylor. Mark Fearnley led the tally with 15 awards, Jack Thompson won

    Published 20:07 on 3 Nov 2021

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    Winter walks scheduled

    Thanks to the volunteers who have offered to lead walks in 2022, we now have a full programme of interesting walks for the coming winter. This will be a great opportunity for enjoying the countryside, exercising, socialising and keeping up to date with the latest SWSC news, all of which we missed out on as a group last year. So far, we have the walk dates and leaders, now on the web calendar; details

    Published 11:11 on 23 Oct 2021

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    SWSC Committee elected at AGM

    SWSC members held their Annual General Meeting on Saturday, October 2, with over 40 attending in person and 10 people via Zoom. Commodore Angela O'Donnell recognised the hard work of the committee in managing a challenging but successful year and looked forward to a great future for the club in 2022 . The 2022 Committee was elected as follows: Angela O' Donnell, Commodore Sara Speicher, Vice-Commodore Caroline Allensby-Green, Hon. Secretary Les Weekes,

    Published 18:35 on 6 Oct 2021

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    Commodore's Day features marauding and cake!

    The Annual Commodore's Day is Saturday, July 31. Always a highlight for its fun activities on and off the water, this year will feature fancy dress on the pirating theme and lots of cake! The now traditional "pursuit race by distance" will start at 11am. The afternoon will feature fun challenges for young and young at heart (and did we mention cake?). The evening social will start at 6:00 pm. Looking forward

    Published 16:20 on 14 Jul 2021

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    History of the Waterhead Race

    South Windermere Sailing Club's Waterhead race has been run annually since 1965. It was only cancelled once - in 2020 due to COVID restrictions. Phil and Margaret Bissell prepared a fascinating look back at the history of the only sailing race going the full length of Windermere and back. All the winners, with snippets and photos from past races - from no wind to too much!

    Published 17:09 on 20 Jun 2021

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    Anniversary Waterhead Race Enjoyed by All

    2021 is the 60 th anniversary year of South Windermere Sailing Club, and June 13 th was the 55 th year of the running of the Waterhead race a long distance race from Fell Foot at the south end of Lake Windermere all the way to the Waterhead buoy off Ambleside in the north, and back. The race includes racing through crowded Bowness Bay with its many ferries and tourist hire

    Published 17:07 on 17 Jun 2021

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    Waterhead Race is Back!

    South Windermere Sailing Club can confirm the running of the 2021 Waterhead Race, on Sunday 13th June, at 11am. There is another long distance race in the Lake District that quite few people attend, but this is longer, and probably trickier. It involves racing through crowded Bowness Bay and navigating the chain ferry at Ferry Nab. It sets off from South Windermere Sailing Club at Fell Foot park, and goes north to

    Published 15:25 on 30 May 2021

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    SWSC to celebrate 60 years

    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

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