After a break of two years due to low water levels and Covid-19 restrictions the North East and Yorkshire Youth Travellers Series returned to Teesdale at the weekend. As the name suggests sailors from all over the region and Yorkshire travelled to Grassholme reservoir for the fifth event in the series of races. Some came from as far afield as Filey and Huddersfield and Sunderland, and waiting for them was an eager bunch of home
Published 20:57 on 5 Jul 2021
A big thank you to everyone who came along and raced on Sunday in the Club Regatta, and to Deborah and Paul, who volunteered as OOD and SBO respectively, so that as many sailors could get out on the water as possible. Over the four races we saw some excellent racing and some of the most competitive starts at the club in recent years. The racing took place in a shifty light breeze that demanded
Published 19:49 on 21 Jun 2021
The weekend saw five adults starting sailing and working towards their RYA level 1 and one sailor who took his level 1 at the start of the season doing a Level 2 course. Saturday sailing was challenging for all as the wind was far from kind and the majority had to learn their capsize drills very quickly. However they remained in good spirits and with support of our instructors made excellent progress. Sunday
Published 21:12 on 13 Jun 2021
The Sailing Club celebrated the completion of five weeks of training to some novice junior sailors this week, having completed Stages 1 and 2 of the RYA On Board Scheme. This course was made possible by gaining grant funding to replace our junior fleet boats. The completion of the course was also accompanied by a visit by Dehenna Davison MP, who had perviously visited the Club in 2020 - Northumbria Water had been carrying
Published 00:00 on 8 Jun 2021
Today was our inaugural pursuit race of the season however the wind had other ideas, the occasional gust came through the lake but the competitors spent a lot of the race enjoying the sunshine rather than doing any pursuing. The finish despite the lack of wind was very close with Richard's Miracle pipping Dave's Enterprise to the post by a matter of seconds. Good fun was had by all and we will all go
Published 17:01 on 6 Jun 2021
Our RYA Onboard course has continued to allow young sailors their first steps on their sailing journey with 8 of our group either being awarded an RYA Stage 1 or Stage 2 certificate this week. Well done all of you and thanks again to our instructors for giving up their time to make this happen.
Published 21:26 on 5 Jun 2021
Warm weather and favourable breezes brought the racers out. A handicap fleet involving Optimists to Lasers enjoyed some competitive racing. The Lasers in particular had a number of hard fought battles. In the middle of the fleet the Miracle, GP14 and Enterprise contested the marks with gusto. It was the end of the Spring series and the race and series results will be available shortly.
Published 21:09 on 5 Jun 2021
We were blessed with very sporting winds on Sunday. A slightly slow start out of the car park, changed into an almost Le Mans style frenetic activity by the time we saw the wind - the lake was calling and we were keen to answer. The briefest of checks of the race course and away we go. Some seemed to take the whole race thing to another level, checking their boat was sparkling
Published 19:28 on 25 May 2021
Toby went to Grafham water last weekend to compete in his first national event, off the back of his performance at this event he has been invited to represent the UK at the IOCA Junior Team at the Irish Nationals in August. Well done Toby we will all be rooting for you in August.
Published 19:22 on 25 May 2021
Our Junior sailors are coming on leaps and bounds through the onboard program we have been offering every Saturday. This week we were able to congratulate six of our sailors on achieving their RYA stage 1 and two sailors on achieving their RYA stage 2. We are looking forward to awarding more stages in the coming weeks to some of our other sailors who are close on their heels.
Published 10:04 on 23 May 2021