Sailing

Open-2010-4Sailing times
Organised sailing takes place every weekend throughout the year and on Wednesday evenings in the summer. Unsupervised sailing is permitted during the week for members over 16 years of age.

Sailing Area
The sailing club has exclusive use of the water on Sunday mornings (our main racing time) and for special events such as Open Meetings.  At all other times, we share the water with other users and must respect their needs, such as keeping at least 50 meters away from fisherman on the banks or fishing from boats.  We can sail on almost all the reservoir that you can see from the clubhouse – the limit of sailing at the narrow SW end of the lake is marked by two coloured buoys.  We’re not allowed beyond this point as the shallow end of the reservoir is a nature reserve.

Boat parking and launching
The club has sheltered boat parks close to the water and concrete slipways for easy launching. Members can keep their boats in the boat park all year round.  All boats used on the reservoir must have a current boat subscription and display their membership sticker on the outside of the transom or on the mast above the cover.

Fishing, Swimming, Canoeing and stand-up paddle boarding
Our lease only provides members with the right to sail.  Anyone wishing to fish, swim, canoe or paddle-board should speak to the fishing lodge, who have the rights to run these activities.

General Restrictions
To reduce the risk of accidents cars should not be brought onto the site except for delivering or collecting a boat. Dogs are not allowed on the site due to water company restrictions.