Community watersport in rural Teesdale


October 17, 2019

Clipper News October 2019

Hi Tony and all at TDSWC, Leg 1 completed and l am now down in Punta Del Este – Uruguay, having crossed the equator and completed my first ocean cross . . . . . more

 
 

 

TDSWC members are sailing round the world in the 2019/20 Clipper RTW Race

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James – the man in the hat?

Our two enterprising TDSWC members, Trevor Thurlow and James Anderson are on their way around the world in the Clipper Yacht Race.

Trevor is sailing on “Zhuhai” (blue) and James is on “Imagine Your Korea” (purple).

 
You can see where they are standing in the 40,000 nm race – click here.

 
Skippers Log – Race 2 Day 19
“Dad’s Army + Sophie Watch is made up of Chris Serata, Bernard Tommasini, Trevor Thurlow, and Sophie Cross. Sophie is one of the youngest competitors on the Clipper 2019-20 Race at just 18, but she has calculated that the average age of her watch is 60, which gives some idea of the ages of the Dad’s Army part of the watch! Nonetheless, it does seem to be the watch that has the longest and most intricate discussions amongst its members. Bernard has been on the helm for an hour while Sophie, Chris, Trevor and I discussed the history of South Africa and the Cold War. Sophie has now taken the helm and Bernard is discussing whether or not to put the kettle on. He is insistent that coffee must be made properly… his way.”

 

Crew Log – Race 2 Day 22
“It is James who is constantly teaching me everything there is to know about the world (and a couple of things that one probably doesn’t need to know), the stars and his field of expertise, sail repair. He has been working constantly whenever there was something with the sails, spending his off watches with the sewing machine in the Galley.”

 


October 7, 2019

Stephen Mitchell Memorial Fund - Two-Way Radios

Stephen Mitchell Memorial Fund – New Two-Way Radios

TDSWC would like to express its thanks to the Stephen Mitchell Memorial Fund for providing the club with a set of six modern (and floating!) two-way r . . . . . more

 
 

July 31, 2019

New Group Message System

We now have a new message system to replace the old Yahoo group, which we hope will be a lot easier to use and manage. If you have already responded t . . . . . more

 
 

May 28, 2019

Regatta goes ahead in spite of conditions

Finn! Go for’ard and sort that jib wrap’ I shouted over the maelstrom. At his age, even if I had understood the instruction, I would likely have folde . . . . . more

 
 

December 25, 2018

Christmas comes early for Max

John Merricks Sailing Trust and RYA OnBoard scheme have awarded a brand new Optimist dinghy to Max to help him develop his sailing skills during the n . . . . . more

 
 

October 8, 2018

TDSWC provide a sailing spectacular for bemused onlookers

‘It’s alright Max, we’re in safe hands now’. For Ian, reassuring his child in a violent squall, where the primal forces of wind and water claw at your . . . . . more

 
 

October 1, 2018

British Youth Sailing Regional Junior Championships Success

Following the successful F3 courses which have been run by Teesdale Sailing and Watersports Club, six of the clubs new youngsters, Finn Goodman, Olive . . . . . more

 
 

What's on next?

2019 Club Sailing (Oct-27)

Sunday 27th October 2019
Grassholme Reservoir
 

2019 Club Sailing (Nov-03)

Sunday 3rd November 2019
Grassholme Reservoir
 
OOD Tony Merry
SBO-1 Anthony Tubbs
ASBO-1 Dan Bell

2019 End of Season Social

Saturday 9th November 2019
The Forum in Darlington
 

Windy!

We now have an additional weather forecast display:

 


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Recent events

2019 Club Sailing (Oct-20)

Sunday 20th October 2019
Grassholme Reservoir

2019 IOCA Winter Training

Saturday 19th October 2019
Grassholme Reservoir

2019 Club Sailing (Oct-13)

Sunday 13th October 2019
Grassholme Reservoir

TDSWC VIDEO LIBRARY


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

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