Itching to get back on the water? Don't worry, it's only a few weeks until the Spring Splash series starts!
Early season series every Sunday from10th February to 17th March (6 weekends).
2 races back to back each weekend starting at 11am. Average lap handicap racing. Prizes for top 3.We are a relaxed, friendly club with good competition from beginners up to national level racers. We have good launching, a large sailing area, all the challenges of tides and waves and good hot showers when you get back in.
Entry fee for visitors £25/£20 double hander/single hander, £20/£15 under 21 includes boat storage in our secure compound at the club for the duration of the series. An additional deposit of £20 is required for visitor boat storage for the duration of the Spring Splash series. This will be refunded (i.e. cheques returned) on removal of the boats from the compound at the end of the series.
ANN WIGMORE- COMMODORE, SOUTH SHIELDS SAILING CLUB 1991-93
Members will be saddened to learn of the recent sudden passing of Ann Wigmore after a short illness. A long-standing member of the Club, Ann was on the General Committee for several years before being elected Commodore, serving from 1991-1993, thus becoming the Club's first and indeed only lady to have filled that position. Ann's reputation for making unique and positive contributions to Club life ensured that she would be elected to the role with universal and unanimous support, fully justified by her subsequent record in steering the Club through the significant and active period of Club development in the early Nineties. Her tendered advice, often born out of experience in a professional career within the Health and Social Services sector, was always so courteously presented and made for a sometimes self-deprecating style of leadership but one that always paved the way for easy decision-making in Committee.
South Shields Sailing Club is a friendly, family club for dinghy, catamaran, and windsurfers, situated at the mouth of the river Tyne. The club is run wholly by friendly volunteers of all ages, and backgrounds.
The majority of our sailing takes place in the mouth of the Tyne river between the north and south piers, however we do venture out onto the open seas at various times throughout the year.
Why not come along to the club and see for yourself what it is all about?
During the year we offer “Open Days” to allow potential members the opportunity to have a go. Look out for these on our website (Events), or come down to the club when people are around, 10:00am, 1:00pm on Sundays or 6:00pm on Wednesdays are when there are most people around (just before everyone goes sailing).
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