With 130 acres of water available for sailing and an open aspect, Staunton Harold reservoir offers the cruiser a great place to sail, with a well-equipped and comfortable club house, large boat park and a family friendly atmosphere. The club is open all year, so even the hardy cruisers are fully catered for. In the peak sailing season, the water is open for cruising on five days a week, with Thursday and Friday evenings reserved exclusively for cruising and training. Even when racing is in progress, the water is large enough to accommodate both cruisers and racers without feeling congested. Safety cover is provided whenever the water is open. Alongside the cruising calendar, the club offers a well-supported social calendar, and the bar is usually open for a post sail drink.
For 2011 we are planning to run several cruising events to other waters in conjunction with other sailing clubs, to give our cruising members a little variety and the chance to sail as a group on new waters. Details and dates TBC soon.
If you don't own your own boat, the club has a fleet of boats available for members to hire, and can connect you with other sailing members who are looking for a crew or helm, either as a one off or a regular partnership. A great way to learn to sail and make new friends.
Cruising Calendar 2013
||30th March to 23rd November
||27th March to 4th September
|Thursday cruising (no racing)
||30th May to 22nd August
|Friday Night Club (cruising and social, no racing)
||26th April to 28th August
For more information on cruising at SHSC, please contact your crusing rep David Ewbank by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by telephone (07966 140324).