Glamorgan Sailing Clubs
Small friendly family club for open water sailing of dinghies only. Handicap racing every Sunday throughout the season (April to December) No power boats except the club safety boats. No afloat moorings, all boats kept ashore. Our single hander’s are mainly Topaz’s, Lasers and Super Novas. Multi hander’s are Miracles, Enterprises, GP14s, Scorpion, RS400, Osprey , Vago and Dart 16 and 18
Sailing takes place in the safety of Swansea Bay which is situated at the start of the Gower Peninsula designated by the National Trust as an area of outstanding natural beauty. Dinghy, catamaran, crusier and youth sailing/racing takes place every weekend during the Spring, Summer and Autumn, with additional evening sailing during Summer weekdays. We also run a well attended Winter series between October and March with sailing/racing every other weekend.
The club has many RYA qualified sailing instructors and courses at many levels are available throughout the year. The Oppie RYA courses for children have been especially successful many of the children being subsequently picked for the UK and Welsh Squads. Various training courses are also available for adults of all levels.
The SYSAC premises are located on the western bank of the river Tawe at Swansea between the Sail Bridge and the entrance to the council run marina. The premises consist of the clubhouse, marina, boat yard and diving club premises. There are approximately 450 members of the club which include Yachtsmen (Cruising and Racing), Motor Boat users, Rowers, Anglers, Divers and social members.
The marina, which is a members only facility, is home to approximately 200 members boats. The adjoining boat yard and lifting facilities provide the facilities for boat maintenance at reasonable cost which is of prime importance to the majority of members. The diving section occupy an outbuilding which has two large RIB inflatable boats, diving equipment and air filling/mixing equipment. The section is well equipped and well provided for within the club.