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Overview

Facilities

The club has a large dinghy park, elevated race hut, two concrete slipways, plenty of moorings, picnic area, covered patio, children's play area, heated clubhouse, toilets, changing rooms with showers, car parking, patrol boats and of course 25 acres of sailing water. Members are expected to attend at least 1 workday during the year to maintain the facilities.

Fleet and Handicap racing

This takes place on Sundays throughout the season, Bank Holidays and some Saturdays. The racing, although taken seriously by the participants is friendly and traditionally followed by refreshments and a chat in the clubhouse; beginners are very welcome to join in.

Casual sailing

This is encouraged at any time. If you wish to use club boats, please be aware that you may only use them when a patrol boat is on the water. The patrol boat service, operated by members, is normally provided on Saturdays and Sundays, from April until October, whether or not any races or other events are taking place. During the winter months cover is only available during morning racing on Sundays.

Family racing

This is usually organised for members on Sunday afternoons. These races are designed to encourage the sailor with little or no racing experience. The atmosphere is extremely relaxed and friendly and you do not need a detailed knowledge of the racing rules to start. The club has an Omega dinghy available for members to use. This is a double handed dinghy, but with room for more if you want.

Juniors

Juniors are encourage to take an active part with the adults in the general racing programme. The club has 6 Toppers, 6 Oppies and a Laser available for their free use in casual sailing all they need do is complete the log book in the clubhouse.

Training

Courses are run at the club by members who are qualified instructors to RYA certificate standards. The club is an RYA Approved Training Centre.

Newsletters

These include views, news, announcements and articles and are emailed to members regularly during the year and are displayed in the members section on the website.

Social events

These are arranged throughout the year and include BBQ's, film nights, live music, Fish & Chip suppers.

Special sailing days

These include organised outings to various coastal and inland sailing venues including Rutland Water, Grafham and Gunfleet sailing club at Clacton. Fun Day comprises a mix of shore based and water based events including collecting plastic ducks and raft racing.

Last updated 09:20 on 25 August 2017

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