Nottinghamshire Sailing Clubs
Daneshill Sailing Club is a small club with no delusions of grandeur! Our facilities have been described as poor – others have, very hurtfully, described them as non-existent! This is not quite true, but we have to admit that they are minimal!
What we lack in facilities we make up for in the welcome we give to visitors and new members. If you are a complete novice or an experienced sailor we will welcome you. If we can help you to improve your sailing we will, you may be able to improve ours!
Various boats are sailed at the club including Laser, GP14, Enterprise, Laser 16, Comet and 420.
Girton Sailing Club is renowned for its friendly family atmosphere, racing, excellent RYA approved training programmes and fun social events. New members are always welcome. With competitively low subscriptions and discounts its has never been easier to join.
Girton Sailing Club has a wide range of different boat classes which take part in cruising and racing. The boat classes are Mirror, Miracle, Enterprise, Topper, Laser and various others.
The Nottingham Sailing Club was founded in 1955 at its present location on the West Bridgford bank of the River Trent. At this point the river is wide and generally slow moving. This offers some of the finest river sailing in the country.
The clubhouse is situated close to the river bank giving a good view of the sailing activities from the warmth and comfort of the licensed bar and tea bar. Changing rooms and showers are also provided.
All of the land surrounding the Clubhouse is owned by the Club and provides a large secure dinghy park, plenty of space for rigging, launching from a concrete slip and a well-fendered jetty. There is also ample car-parking, childrens play area, and barbecue and picnic facilities.
The Club’s main activity is racing with Saturday and Sunday races from March to October and Thursday evening races from May to August.
Many people enjoy their membership of the Club without ever racing. You can sail upriver for about 2 miles, mainly through pleasant countryside, as far as Lady Bay Bridge. Downstream, there is a wide section of river approaching Holme Lock. Tuesday evenings are the most popular for cruising during the summer months
Notts County Sailing Club is a superb venue with good links throughout the country, and clear winds. The modern Sport Lottery funded clubhouse has showers, disabled facilities and an excellant view of the lake. A bar and food are also available.
The club has the following classes adopted – Flying Fifteen, Fireball, Scorpion, Enterprise, Laser Menagerie, Windsurfing.
There is also a menagerie (or handicap) fleet, which includes a number of Toppers, Oppies, Mirrors and 405s. On Tuesday night there is a junior night when up to thirty youngsters compete in a variety of classes including Oppies, Toppers, Laser and 405.
Founded in 1959, the Sutton in Ashfield Sailing Club at the Kings Mill reservoir is on the outskirts of Mansfield in the UK.
We currently have 90 members and the fleets comprise mainly of Lasers, Enterprises, Graduates and GP14’s with a few other makes in the Menagerie fleet.
The Trent Offshore Group was formed to offer affordable offshore sailing experience to its members on non-commercial non-profit making basis. Training and responsible skippering have always been major considerations within the Group and our good reputation enables us to charter top class yachts.
Our charters vary in breath from the “Trainex” – primary designed to enhance sailing skills and possibly log RYA qualifying passages to the “Sailex” – basically a sailing holiday. We also organise shorebased courses at local Community Education Colleges covering most of the RYA examinations together with the DTI Radio Examination and First Aid.
It was founded in 1983 and has around 100 members mainly in the midlands as well as active members in various other parts of the globe.
Trent Valley Sailing Club was founded in 1886 and is one of the oldest inland sailing clubs in the Country. It is situated on an island formed by the river Trent and the Cranfleet canal and is reached from Meadow Lane, Long Eaton. The present clubhouse, a well-known land-mark, was built in 1906 and offers changing rooms, showers, bunk rooms and an impressive clubroom and bar. The club is situated on the river Trent at the attractive location of Trent Lock (see map). A resident steward provides catering on sailing days and for social events.
Members of the club own a variety of dinghies, mostly Merlin Rockets, Lasers, National Twelves and other classes. There are also a number of boats in the club’s training fleet, including Otters, Toppers and Optimists. The club has achieved a fine record in competitive dinghy sailing and over the years, members have distinguished themselves at championship level.
Friendly dinghy sailing club. Meets on Sundays from April to November. Situated on the beautiful and private Welbeck Estate – therefore visits by prior arrangement only. RYA training available – now looking for new members. We sail a menagerie fleet :- Lasers, Mirrors, Ents., Toppers etc. the emphasis being on family sailing and enjoyment rather than cut-throat competition.
Dorchester Sailing Club is a fast growing friendly family orientated club in the Thames Valley less than half a mile from the picturesque village of Dorchester-on-Thames. Dinghy classes sailed include the Solo, Mirror and Laser. The regular General Handicap fleet comprises of Supernova, Phantom, Comet, a few Lightnings, Miracle, Enterprises, GP14s, Gulls and Wayfarers.
The club has a variety of courses running throughout the year catering for novice sailors those requiring refresher courses to improve their individual skills, intermediates and advanced racers. There is a very active sailing programme for juniors, youth and adults of fleet and handicap racing as outlined in the Sailing Program.