Community watersports in rural Teesdale

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


May 14, 2018

Oh, such a perfect day

There are days when it is difficult to imagine a more perfect place than Teesdale. Not many, I admit. After last winter, with the Beast from the East, . . . . . more


April 3, 2018

Too long a winter!

‘‘Too long a winter’’ was the title of the first Hannah Hauxwell documentary, set over the hill in Baldersdale. It is also, in the year of Hannah’s de . . . . . more


November 17, 2017

For Sale and Wanted

Parsun 30hp short shaft 2-stroke outboard for sale Bought 4 years ago for around £2200, this engine has done less than 100 hours since new. It has bee . . . . . more


October 22, 2017

TDSWC Picture of the day!

Sunday October 22nd 2017 – 2 safety boats, 3 Picos and lots of on water activity. Who could tell the winds were blowing a hoolie from his shot taken b . . . . . more


What's on next?

2018 Club Sailing (Jun-24)

Sunday 24th June 2018
Grassholme Reservoir
OOD Geraint Morris
SBO-1 Chris Harder
ASBO-1 Chris McEwan

2018 Club Sailing (Jun-27)

Wednesday 27th June 2018
Grassholme Reservoir

2018 Club Sailing (Jul-01)

Sunday 1st July 2018
Grassholme Reservoir
SBO-1 Trevor Thurlow
ASBO-1 Rosemary Ridgeway
DI Imogen Clay
DI Paul Davison

Recent events

2018 Club Sailing (Jun-20)

Wednesday 20th June 2018
Grassholme Reservoir

2018 Club Sailing (Jun-17)

Sunday 17th June 2018
Grassholme Reservoir

2018 UTASS Evening (Jun-13)

Wednesday 13th June 2018
Grassholme Reservoir


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