Cheshire Sailing Clubs
Budworth is very much a racing club and even those new to the sport are rapidly drawn in to the excitement of competitive sailing.
Located in Cheshire, Budworth Sailing Club is one of the most popular clubs in North West England.
Competitive Fleet Racing on Sundays
Handicap/Fleet Racing Saturdays & Wednesdays
Raceboard Open on Tuesday evenings
Open Events & Series
Youth Sailing & Team Racing.
We sail on Budworth Mere, one of the most attractive inland waters in Cheshire. Located near Northwich, this is close to the motorway network and very easily accessed from Warrington, South Manchester and Knutsford as well as other parts of the North West.
Etherow is a friendly club (when racing we experience good-natured rivalry!) and we welcome everyone: from those who may never have put their foot in a dinghy before, to Olympic team coach. Membership is inexpensive and we have some club boats that can be used, for a nominal charge, during the early stages. There are plenty of boats for sale within the club and elsewhere for very little money.
These pages are to give you an idea of the club, who we are, where we are and what we have to offer. The club has three main components:
An active dinghy racing section on the Mersey
A yacht cruising section based at the club
Social members who enjoy the club bar and a bit of sailing
Here we play host to the West Kirby Sailing Club, Falcon Fleet for a mid-summer regatta. Using the tides the competitors had sailed up the Mersey from their base at New Brighton.
Nantwich & Border Counties sailing club enjoys the exclusive rights to operate craft on Doddington Lake, a private water pleasantly situated between Nantwich and Woore on the A51 road. It is a private members club.
Dinghy racing takes place each Sunday from March to December for GP14 and fast and high handicap fleets. The Fast Handicap Fleet (Portsmouth Yardstick 1160 to 1051) presently consists of mainly Lasers and Solos with a few other boats including Phantom, Enterprise and Comet. The High Handicap Fleet (PY 1386 to 1161) has Mirrors and Toppers with a few others such as Heron and Gull. Trophies are awarded for both scratch and handicap events.
The club was founded (originally as Northwich Sailing Club) in 1931 and moved to Winsford in 1934. The ‘Flash’ itself is a 90 acre lake situated in rural surroundings by the River Weaver just south of Winsford.
Classes sailed include Albacore, Comet, Lasers, Mirrors, GP14, Enterprise, Miracle, Optimist, RS200, Toppers etc.