Whitefriars Sailing Club - The Friendly Sailing Club

 

Friendly.  Accessible.  Fun.

Whatever your age or sailing ability, diehard 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.

 

Breaking News 19/07/22

The Whitefriars Sailing Club community were deeply saddened to hear of the tragic event that occurred at Whitefriars Lake on Monday 18th July. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the young man who passed away and to everyone who tried to assist him.

Members' Activity Updates

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August and September 2022 sailing events

We have busy months ahead at the club for training, sailing, racing and socialising!

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

For non-members, there are 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 with catered dinner (book food on Loveadmin)

19.00 Evening Series

April Working Party

A huge thank you to all the members who turned up for our first working party of the year.

If you didn't make this one, please put the 5th of November (Autumn Work Party) in your diary now and we’ll see you then.  

August

 

Saturday 6th August

Dinghy Instruction: 'Improve your sailing' and 'Introduction to sailing' sessions

10.00 - 12.30 and 13.00 – 15.30
£10 per person per session
Available to book on LoveAdmin.

Dinghy instructor led sessions designed to cater for all abilities from complete beginner to people looking to practice Level 2 skills. Includes use of club boats.

Race Coaching 

4.30 - 5.30 - if you can sail a triangle, come and use a club boat and get some coaching from a senior instructor - for free!

 

Sunday 7th August

Club Sailing Day

McCreary Trophy Day

 

Saturday 13th August

Women on Water (WoW) instructor-led session.

For more information click here or contact Marcia and Toni at: [email protected]g

Dinghy Instruction: 'Improve your sailing' and 'Introduction to sailing' sessions

10.00 - 12.30 and 13.00 – 15.30
£10 per person per session
Available to book on LoveAdmin.

Dinghy instructor led sessions designed to cater for all abilities from complete beginner to people looking to practice Level 2 skills. Includes use of club boats.

Race Coaching 

4.30 - 5.30 - if you can sail a triangle, come and use a club boat and get some coaching from a senior instructor - for free!

 

Sunday 14th August

Club Sailing Day

 

Monday 15th - Tuesday 16th August

RYA L1 - Start Sailing Course

An introduction to sailing dinghies for complete beginners, covering everything you need to know to get afloat under supervision.

Available to book on LoveAdmin.

For more information, click here.

 

Saturday 20th August

Dinghy Instruction: 'Improve your sailing' and 'Introduction to sailing' sessions

10.00 - 12.30 and 13.00 – 15.30
£10 per person per session
Available to book on LoveAdmin.

Dinghy instructor led sessions designed to cater for all abilities from complete beginner to people looking to practice Level 2 skills. Includes use of club boats.

Race Coaching 

4.30 - 5.30 - if you can sail a triangle, come and use a club boat and get some coaching from a senior instructor - for free!

 

Sunday 21st August

Club Sailing Day

 

Saturday 27th August

Dinghy Instruction: 'Improve your sailing' and 'Introduction to sailing' sessions

10.00 - 12.30 and 13.00 – 15.30
£10 per person per session
Available to book on LoveAdmin.

Dinghy instructor led sessions designed to cater for all abilities from complete beginner to people looking to practice Level 2 skills. Includes use of club boats.

Race Coaching 

4.30 - 5.30 - if you can sail a triangle, come and use a club boat and get some coaching from a senior instructor - for free!

 

Sunday 28th August

Club Sailing Day

 

Bank Holiday Monday 29th August

Dinghy Instruction: 'Improve your sailing' and 'Introduction to sailing' sessions

10.00 - 12.30 and 13.00 – 15.30
£10 per person per session
Available to book on LoveAdmin.

Dinghy instructor led sessions designed to cater for all abilities from complete beginner to people looking to practice Level 2 skills. Includes use of club boats.

September

Saturday 3rd September

Women on Water (WoW) instructor-led session.

For more information click here or contact Marcia and Toni at: [email protected]g

Dinghy Instruction: 'Improve your sailing' and 'Introduction to sailing' sessions

10.00 - 12.30 and 13.00 – 15.30
£10 per person per session
Available to book on LoveAdmin.

Dinghy instructor led sessions designed to cater for all abilities from complete beginner to people looking to practice Level 2 skills. Includes use of club boats.

 

Sunday 4th September

Club Sailing Day

Four-hour Relay Sailing Race

Same boat different crew swapping every hour.
Get a team together and have some gently competitive fun! You can book a club boat here.

More information here.

 

Saturday 10th September

Junior Group session

Open to all Junior's members for £15.00 and available to book on LoveAdmin.

The session is organised into the RYA stages 1-4 and YDS.

Please ensure your child has suitable clothing for the weather as they will be on the water for a large part of the day. 

 

Sunday 11th September

Club Sailing Day

 

Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th September 

RYA Level 2 - Basic Skills Course

Build your confidence and develop your skills.

By the end of this course you'll be a competent sailor in light winds.

RYA Dinghy sailing with spinnakers

Bookable on Loveadmin

 

Sunday 18th September 

Club Sailing Day

 

Saturday 24th September

Junior Group session

Open to all Junior's members for £15.00 and available to book on LoveAdmin.

The session is organised into the RYA stages 1-4 and YDS.

Please ensure your child has suitable clothing for the weather as they will be on the water for a large part of the day. 

Officer of the Day training - Your Club Needs You!

Come and learn the ins and outs of being an Officer of the Day.

The OOD is responsible for the running of the clubhouse and lake and organises the racing on the day.

Please book on LoveAdmin.

 

Sunday 25th September

Club Sailing Day

 

 

 

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