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Welcome to Grassholme

We are County Durham’s only sailing and watersports club. Located at Grassholme Reservoir near Middleton in Teesdale, in the North Pennines National Landscape, we have 49 hectares of water which allows plenty of space for learning, racing, cruising and paddling. The Waterside Park provides a circular walk of 4 miles, and links to the Pennine Way and other footpaths.

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Latest news

Commodore's Update - The Season Ahead

Happy New Year! Given we are now in 2024, I thought I should get tapping on my keyboard to give everyone an update on what's going on at the club. First of all, I'm sure you would all like to know that sailing will restart on Easter Sunday (Sunday 31 st March). We typically start sailing on the first Sunday in April but, given that would be the 8 th More »

21 Jan 2024

End of Season Lunch and Prizegiving

This year's End of Season Lunch & Prizegiving will be happening on Sunday 3rd December at the Park Head Hotel, Bishop Auckland (recently purchased and refurbished by the Auckland Project and who are very kindly charging us no room hire for the event!). We are currently booked in for 12:00 but the start time is yet to be confirmed. The lunch will be two courses at a cost of £19.50, to be paid More »

10 Nov 2023

Commodore's Report - AGM 2023

We have had a relatively quiet year from my point of view both work and family life have taken their toll on 'spare' time, with no obvious, significant forecast to change hence the need to step down this year after three years at the helm. Membership has remained good although we lost both our corporate members Wilderness Outdoors Education (WOE) who really need less wind than the lake has to offer More »

29 Aug 2023

Round the Lake - Postponement

Hi all, Due to the forecast for 40mph gusts at the club tomorrow, the Round the Lake trophy is being postponed by one week. It will now be raced on 6th August. Any races that do manage to take place tomorrow will count towards the Occasional Series. I will update the Racing Calendar to reflect the changes as soon as I can. Hopefully we will have some better weather next week! Sorry for More »

29 Jul 2023

Upcoming events

Mar 17

10:00 - Spring Working Party 1

Please come along and help us wake up the club
Mar 24

10:00 - Spring Working Party 2

Please come along and help us wake up the club
Mar 24

15:30 - Committee Meeting - March

March Committee Meeting Location: Clubhouse
Mar 31

10:00 - Sunday Watersports - The Icebr…

Sailing, stand-up paddleboarding, and kayaking, with safety boat cover.
Apr 7

10:00 - Sunday Watersports

Sailing, stand-up paddleboarding, and kayaking, with safety boat cover.
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