Whitefriars Sailing Club - The Friendly Sailing Club

RYA Club of the year finalist 2023

LAST CHANCE TO VOTE FOR WHITEFRIARS SC!


THE RYA CLUB OF THE YEAR...will be chosen based on the public vote.

So please go online and show your support for your club by voting here until the public vote closes on Monday 23rd January. Send the link to your friends, family and colleagues too!

The overall winner will be announced on the main public stage at the RYA Dinghy and Watersports Show, Farnborough International Exhibition Centre, on Saturday 25 February 2023.

Read the press release here.

Women On the Water celebrating

Women on the Water react to the news that Whitefriars has been chosen as the RYA's south west region finalist for The Club of the Year 2023!

This prestigious award recognises the best dinghy sailing clubs from each of the ten RYA regions and Whitefriars is the only finalist out of 130 clubs in the south west region.

 

 

Friendly.  Accessible.  Fun.

Whatever your age or sailing ability, die-hard racer, newcomer to sailing or you simply love mucking about on the water, here at The Whitefriars Sailing Club our focus is on making sailing fun and accessible for all.

Situated on the stunning Cotswold Water Park, Whitefriars is run by the members for the members.  We believe that by striking a healthy balance between competition and fun we can give everyone access to the same opportunities to learn, improve and participate as much or as little as they want.

That’s why we offer a diverse range of on and off the water activities, including racing, cruising, an extensive RYA training programme and a whole host of social activities for all the family.  Proud to be one of the top clubs in the UK for our Sailability capabilities, our friendly team of enthusiastic volunteers support this varied programme throughout the year.
 


 

Members' Activity Updates

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Winter 2023 sailing, training and socialising at Whitefriars

Your committee is busily planning plenty of activities ahead at the club for training, sailing, racing, socialising in 2023! 

All our courses, Junior group days and Saturday sessions will be available to members of Whitefriars Sailing Club and are bookable through your membership account. 

For non-members, there will be a limited number of adult places available on RYA recognised training courses. We also welcome non-members to our Open racing events.

Or non-members are welcome to join the club and become part of WSC!

Racing every Wednesday evening when the clocks spring forward (with catered dinner)

18:30 Evening Series

November 2022 Working Party 

A few words from Barry Hargreaves, our current Commodore and ex-Rear Commodore Lake and Grounds:

"Thank you so very much to everyone who came to our work party on the 5th November. In less than ideal weather, some fantastic work was done to spruce up our club ready for the winter and I am very grateful for your support today. It's my last work party as Rear Commodore Lake and Grounds so I look forward to attending the next one (in the spring - keep your eye on the calendar) as a worker!"

January

Every Sunday in January

For the die-hards amongst you, racing continues every Sunday and the safety boats are out for any cruisers.

The first 'Cold Bath' race series race is at 11.00am and the second race will be scheduled based on the participants (and weather).

Don't forget to thank your courageous safety officers and officers of the day for braving the elements!

 

Monday 23rd January

Voting closes for the RYA Club of the Year 2023 and Whitefriars needs your vote.

Click here to vote and send the link on to others!
 

February

Every Sunday in February

For the die-hards amongst you, racing continues every Sunday and the safety boats are out for any cruisers.

The first 'Cold Bath' race series race is at 11.00am and the second race will be scheduled based on the participants (and weather).

Don't forget to thank your courageous safety officers and officers of the day for braving the elements!

 

Saturday 25th February

Join us at the RYA Dinghy Show for the presentation of the Club of the Year Award 2023.

Drum roll....will Whitefriars be crowned as Club of the Year?

 

Saturday 25th February

Women on the Water get together to plan the full schedule of sailing and cake-eating for the season ahead; chat about sailing and generally enjoy each other's company on-shore. If you are planning to join WoW this April but have not yet signed up, please contact Marcia or Toni on the WoW email: [email protected] 

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