Community watersport in rural Teesdale

July 28, 2018

A dose of Sailing Reality – wind and rain takes its toll

It couldn’t last could it? Our Saturday morning F3 Club started with a full quota of juniors braving the steadily building wind and threatening dark c . . . . . more



July 16, 2018

PUSH, PULL and DUCK – that’s the way to do it!

A pleasant pheasant plucking period approaches and twinned tethered tacking was the order of the day at Saturday’s F3 club. Not unlike lunging a horse . . . . . more


July 8, 2018

Hot and sunny with perfect winds greet the start of our F3 Club

Apparently there is some sporting event happening in Russia which ‘the whole nation’ is captivated by. Or not, in my case. Or, in fact, in quite a lot . . . . . more


July 4, 2018

Teesdale Sailors Win Nationals

Two youngsters from Teesdale Sailing Club won the Argo class trophy at the National Junior 12 Hour Race at Southport Sailing Club last weekend. They m . . . . . more


June 18, 2018

Giggling fits and The Flying Finn to the fore

The Death Roll. A rather dark and sinister description of a fairly common capsize format, which triggered a giggling fit in my crew, Imogen, today. It . . . . . more


May 28, 2018

Shorts and t-shirts? – dream on!

After waxing about how perfect the sailing year has started, Sunday delivered a sharp reminder that reservoirs over 1,000 feet in the hills are occasi . . . . . more


May 20, 2018

At last CD slays the final Vago demon

It just keeps getting better. The last few years at Grassholme have had unpromising starts, with either gale force winds or generally unattractive cli . . . . . more


What's on next?

2018 Junior Club Sailing (Aug-18)

Saturday 18th August 2018
Grassholme Reservoir

2018 Club Sailing (Aug-19)

Sunday 19th August 2018
Grassholme Reservoir
OOD Paul Cummings
SBO-1 Alan Bradshaw
ASBO-1 James Hewitt

2018 Junior Regatta (Aug-25)

Saturday 25th August 2018
Grassholme Reservoir

Recent events

2018 Club Sailing (Aug-12)

Sunday 12th August 2018
Grassholme Reservoir

2018 Junior Club Sailing (Aug-11)

Saturday 11th August 2018
Grassholme Reservoir

2018 Club Sailing (Aug-08)

Wednesday 8th August 2018
Grassholme Reservoir


Balderhead Trial Sail – looking for gulls!
Another windy day at Grassholme
Vago capsize and recover
The swinging 60’s (our version)
Bahia – Regatta Day 2017
Bahia in a blow
Bahia – Grassholme 4th June 2017
Laser Vago Trapeze Practice
Southport Sail Training Video
Charlie on the wire without harness
Video with kind permission of Howard Pearson
Staindrop Cubs 27th June 2018