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    First SWSC Cruiser Rally, 28-29 May

    First Cruiser Rally to be held at our new location on the weekend of 28th to 29th May - Messing About in Cruisers on the Saturday with an evening BBQ and a long Race on Sunday starting at 11am .... see you there! (BTW if you'd like to crew or try out a boat, let Caroline Allensby-Green know and she will match people up. Email

    Published 21:24 on 10 May 2022

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    Waterhead Race rescheduled to August 28

    SWSC's flagship long distance race, the Waterhead, will take place on August 28 this year. The change from its usual mid-June date will enable most of the extensive works at SWSC's new location to be completed, so that the race can be opened to visiting sailors. The Waterhead race - the only sailing race going the full length of Windermere and back - has been run annually since 1965. It was only cancelled

    Published 20:39 on 10 May 2022

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    RYA Level 1 and 2 courses now offered with YMCA Lakeside

    The South Windermere Sailing Club and YMCA Lakeside have now organised the following RYA Level 1 and 2 courses: 23-24 April (Saturday and Sunday): RYA level 1 for Juniors, 10 to 16 years old 7- 8 May (Saturday and Sunday): RYA level 1 for Adults, 16 plus (only one place left) 30 - 31 May (Monday and Tuesday during half term): Level 1 or 2 for Juniors (depending on interest) 4-5

    Published 14:52 on 10 Apr 2022

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    Boat Park Allocations 2022

    Please see in the sailing section the boat park allocation list and plan for the main boat park area only. The allocation of Racking Spaces will be done after tomorrow when we are certain of the position and number of slots available. We are also hoping to find additional spaces on the boat park or in the area around the ramp for the club boats and any new member boats

    Published 18:10 on 25 Mar 2022

  • Season start - Saturday, March 26

    This coming Saturday, our boat park will be ready to receive boats for the season, and we will celebrate "settling our boats in the dinghy park" with tea and cake. Cakes provided but please bring your own cup! We also will be doing important clearing of the clubhouse 10am-2pm (rubble and then old kitchen units and carpets into a skip) and continued chipping of tree brash for those who can help (spades and wheelbarrows

    Published 21:33 on 24 Mar 2022

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    Come to our Open Day - February 19

    SWSC is holding an open day on Saturday, Feb 19 th , 10am 2pm for interested people and prospective members to visit our new fantastic location and talk to club members. Light lunches, tea, coffee and cakes available at the Old School Kitchen café on site. The club has moved to YMCA North Camp on the west shore of Windermere. The family-friendly club has activities for all types of sailing, from

    Published 17:47 on 11 Feb 2022

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    Winter walks inform and inspire

    Along with the exercise and great company, SWSC's winter walks provide new landscapes and a chance to learn more about our heritage. This is especially true when Martin Bates leads a walk. For Sunday's walk in Kirkby in Furness, Martin provided fascinating insight into the area's industrial and cultural heritage. You can follow his commentary here.

    Published 15:40 on 1 Feb 2022

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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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