Community watersports in rural Teesdale

May 22, 2017

What makes a good Open Day?

Saturday was our open day. With rain, cold, high winds and a shortage of volunteers, why wouldn’t it have been? It turned into one of the best I can r . . . . . more



May 15, 2017

NEYTS Event abandoned due to extreme weather conditions

‘A swell more reminiscent of the North sea than a Teesdale reservoir’ I wrote five years ago. Well they say everything is cyclical and Saturday’s yout . . . . . more


May 1, 2017

Time-out from electioneering to play OOD

‘Forecasting 5 to 6 so don’t get blathered’, I text Jon on Saturday night. The ‘too late’ response was tongue in cheek, but it could have helped expla . . . . . more


May 1, 2017

Wake up gusts and stunning sunshine greet sailors

When I were a lad, a great day out included an hour in the rowing boats of Keswick. Halcion days, which still pump endorphins when I glimpse those cli . . . . . more


April 17, 2017

All I want for Christmas is a longer stick!

A cool and uninviting weekend on Grassholme isn’t enough to deter the obsessed water-farer. Whilst Saturday was advertised as an open session, the gal . . . . . more


April 11, 2017

TDSWC A-Team Logistics and Team Building Challenge

Although another glorious morning at Grassholme with near perfect conditions, by the time boats were launched and flags sorted, the wind was driving w . . . . . more


April 3, 2017

Ice – what ice? Our season gets off to a sunny start.

I won, I won! Or I might have won. Or I probably didn’t win, but only because the other boats had the PY (handicaps) of arthritic donkeys. The first s . . . . . more


What's on next?

2017 Staindrop Cubs Night (May-24)

Wednesday 24th May 2017
Grassholme Reservoir

2017 Club Sailing (May-28)

Sunday 28th May 2017
Grassholme Reservoir

2017 Club Sailing (Jun-04)

Sunday 4th June 2017
Grassholme Reservoir

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Recent events

2017 Club Sailing (May-21)

Sunday 21st May 2017
Grassholme Reservoir

2017 Open Day 1 (May-20)

Saturday 20th May 2017
Grassholme Reservoir

2017 Club Sailing (May-14)

Sunday 14th May 2017
Grassholme Reservoir


Laser Vago Trapeze Practice
Vago capsize and recover
Balderhead Trial Sail – looking for gulls!
Another windy day at Grassholme
Bahia in a blow
Charlie on the wire without harness
Southport Sail Training Video
How not to treat your father – Bahia capsize and recover
Video with kind permission of Howard Pearson