If you've seen the River Cam in Cambridge, you may find it hard to believe there's a sailing club on such a narrow river. It's a little wider where we sail and we have a good stretch of water that's clear of trees. The CSC has thrived on the Cam since 1899.
The club owns several dinghies, which belong to these classes:
* Optimist (suitable for small children)
* Topper (for larger children or small adults)
* Mirror (for adults and/or children)
* Enterprise (mainly an adult boat)
* Laser (mainly an adult boat).
Members can sail these club boats free of charge, but most members have their own boats, which they keep at the club. Some are in the classes mentioned above, but they also include (or have recently included) these classes:
* British Moth
* Merlin Rocket
* numerous other types.
We have over 30 sailing cruisers in the club, all owned by members. They range from traditional Broads style wooden boats (one with a topsail) to new fibreglass boats. Cruisers have access to the waters of the Great Ouse System.
A number of recognized classes are represented, notably the Jaguar 21 and Sailfish 18 classes. We have 12 Sailfish boats and we hold an annual open meeting for them, when we are joined by Sailfish owners from near and far. See photo of 13 Sailfish moored at Upware.