The club is one of the most active in the midlands, and has twice been in the finals of the RYA National Club of the Year. Our many activities are best described by our weekly diary during the season.
2nd February to 30th Sept – any time
1st October to 31st October – Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday (plus Notts schools half term) only
31st October to 2nd February – Wednesday & Sunday only
You can cruise, learn & race at the club,
Boats getting ready to race outside the clubhouse
The full sailing programme, detailed in the Handbook and on the website and summarised on the back page covers the racing series which run from March to the first of January. Social events and other activities are on the calendar.
Tuesday Evenings at 19:00: coaching and racing for new, junior and novice sailors. There are two handicap races followed by food from the Galley and the Bar.
Wednesday Daytime starts 11.30am: Ladies group bring some lunch to share and come sailing.
Wednesday Evening is windsurfing night activities start around 17.00 onwards.: The club often has coaching and windsurfing equipment for loan, including a youngsters Team 15 (when demand is there) or just come down and enjoy windsurfing followed by great food by Paulene our club caterer and a drink.
Thursday Daytime: “last of summer wine” retired group, bring lunch and cake!
Thursday Evenings:. starting at 19:00 .Handicap racing with separate starts for fast and slow boats. The evening is very popular. Racing is followed by a convivial and tasty dinner & drink in the clubhouse. Thursday nights are a great opportunity to blow the cobwebs away and meet friends in the middle of the week.
Friday evening (5-8pm) & Saturday Morning (6.30 – 9am) Open Water Swimming
Saturday morning: Saturday Club for youngsters, all parents help out to provide informal sailing, coaching and fun for children to get on the water, learn or improve. Club boats are available, parents are asked to help in some form and have to be present. Classes often have coaching sessions in Spring (see website). Lunch is normally available.
Saturday Afternoons starting at 14:15: These are ideal for those new to racing. with handicap races with separate starts for fast,slow and junior boats. The water is open all day with cruising and children’s activities in the morning. Why not come down in the morning, cruise, have some lunch at the club and then watch or join in the racing in the afternoon?
Sunday Racing: This runs from March to December and is the most popular and competitive sailing day when it is not unusual to have 50 – 60 boats racing at a time. Lunch is available and the bar is open