You are all invited to attend our annual Christmas get together at the Watersports Centre on Sunday 6th December from 1200 noon.
Please bring food to share and something to drink.
Weather permitting, there will be our usual club sailing on Sunday morning.
The National Hansa (Access) Traveller Series concluded at Frensham Pond Sailing Club this year. It was a good year for Tideway; Glynis joined the club in her search for a sport. She found it in sailing, just in time to participate in the last 3 races of the Series, gaining a 2nd place at Frampton and a 3rd at Frensham. She was helming a 303 with Hugh as her crew / coach. Glynis is enjoying sailing at Tideway and is keen to carry on through the winter. Showing a clear apt
A big thank you to everybody for their contribution during the year. It's been great to see so many hidden talents coming out and the willingness of people to learn and try out new skills. Our statistics confirm the increased amount of sailing that has happened this year, particularly on Sundays, and that overall weekday activity has improved despite not sailing regularly on a Tuesday. This is all down to you and your commitment to Tideway.
Winter maintenance is now und
If you have enjoyed sailing this year and have not yet paid your membership subscription it's not too late. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for account details.
While we aim to cover our operating expenditure through sailing fees we still rely on the generosity of our supporters to meet any shortfall and contribute towards one off costs such as the replacement of boats, safety equipment or the boatshed upgrade.
If you would like us to increase your don
Sailing continues on Sundays throughout the winter. Whether you are a weekday volunteer or sailor, we would very much like to see you on Sunday as well. For the volunteers it can be pretty busy getting sailors onto the water but then go for a sail yourself, as many of our Sunday sailors can look after themselves. Or help out in the safety boat. Or just retreat to the clubhouse for a cup of tea. Why not put a date in your diary to try it out?
For the sailors, it is usu
RYA Sailability run their own newsletter - Foghorn. As you may have seen we were contacted recently and featured. Do have a look at their article and our Chiarman's, Stuart Lund, great response. Tideway Sailability Back From The Brink - London club uses head and heart to pull back form the abyss http://www.rya.org.uk/programmes/ryasailability/enews
2015 saw another great day on the water with Bart's Bash. We'd like to thank Mark Firth for organising the event, Jim Dow for being race officer, Malcolm Kaye for a brilliant barbeque as well as all volunteers and sailors. Glynis Dawes has produced a great video of the day.
After much hard work and technical expertise from Mark Firth and Paul Bennett, Tanni had her first outing helmed by Melvin Kinnear in the dock. With an adapted wing-mirror to see the tiler a good afternoon's sailing was had. We hope to be able to use this new setup for trips beyond the dock in the future.
On the 16th of August I set off as part of ten strong crew set off on Palpatine, a 42 foot racing yacht to take part in the Fastnet race. This race is run every two years and starts from Cowes races out to the Fastnet rock off the south west tip of Ireland and then finishes in Plymouth, around 609 miles in all.
336 yachts started…. well.. slowly. For the first 36 hours we had light and sometimes no wind. It took an agonizingly long time to get out past the Isles of Scilly a