Tamworth Sailing Club

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Welcome to Tamworth Sailing Club

Tamworth Sailing Club is a very friendly and welcoming club situated on the banks of a 45 acre lake within the picturesque Kingsbury Water Park. For the competitive dinghy sailor we hold regular weekend races, competing for a variety of club trophies. For the more relaxed sailor we have social sailing just for the fun of it, and we also have a thriving junior’s club.

Sailing experience is not necessary as we offer RYA training courses designed to introduce you to sailing in a safe, supportive and enjoyable way. Sailing is something that individuals, couples, or all the family can take part in and we have regular sailors from 7 to 70+.

We have lots of information on the rest of our website so have a look around. We hope you will then be inspired to come along to the clubhouse on a sailing day and speak to us to find out more. (Check our calendar for our sailing days - the weekend is the best time to call in as there are usually more people around then).

 

Bart's Bash Bart's Bash - a brilliant day at Tamworth Sailing Club

Update - We had 43 boats on the start line including 16 junior sailors and plenty of rookies as our contribution to the Guiness World Record. The conditions were just about perfect for all levels of competitor and it went smoothly thanks to Andy B. as our Event Maker, Andy H. as the OD, the duty team, and our independent witnessess Paul and Graham. What a brilliant day for encouraging the next generation of sailors and raising money in the process. See our results at http://www.bartsbash.co.uk/results/club/6908

Original article - Bart's Bash is an attempt by the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF) to set a new Guinness World Record for 'The Largest Sailing Event in the World Ever'. Their goal is to generate thousands of Guinness World Record Holders in Andrew 'Bart' Simpson's name.

We are delighted to be part of this global event on 21st September 2014 with our own Bart's Bash race scheduled to start at 11:30 am.

The official website for Bart's Bash is http://www.bartsbash.co.uk/

We are working on the final arrangements but we want as many of our club members as possible taking part with special emphasis on our junior sailors and our newly qualified Level 1 and 2 students.

As well as setting a world record we will be raising funds for the ASSF. There is a nominal entry fee of £5 per participant payable on the day, and we also have a club fundraising page for any other sponsorship you wish to gather http://www.justgiving.com/TamworthSailingClub

 

Tamworth Sailing Club takes delivery of 5 brand new Toppers

Thanks to a £10,000 grant from Sport England we have taken delivery of five brand new race rigged Toppers to supplement our junior training fleet. The dinghies were put through their paces by our Super Sailors during the recent public open day and were a very impressive sight indeed.

The club has a very active juniors section with the numbers taking part growing significantly over the last few years and the new boats can only help to increase participation in sailing. At Tamworth Sailing Club we aim to encourage juniors to take up sailing as a sporting and a social activity. We have juniors who have chosen sailing for their Duke of Edinburgh award, either as part of their skills or physical sections. Ex-juniors have even returned to help out for their volunteering section. We also aim to encourage those juniors who want more competition to take part in club racing here and further afield. The new dinghies will help us towards these goals and the timing is just about perfect as this year we welcome the Topper open meeting to Tamworth Sailing Club.

 

Places People Play legacy programme grant award

Update - the new building is now in full use especially by the club's very active juniors section. The official opening ceremony was on 5th April 2014 during our public open day.  The excellent facilities can only help us as we promote the sport and the impact was already evident on the potential sailors of the future.

We are grateful to Sport England for their generous support.

Original article - We are delighted that Tamworth Sailing Club has been successful in obtaining a grant of £35,280 from Sport England under its Places People Play legacy programme. This much needed money will allow us to build a new training room facility as well as improved storage for our training equipment and a workshop area. The new build will total about 100 square metres and is designed to withstand flooding which the park is prone to from time to time.

The club runs RYA approved training courses each year and is keen to encourage participation in the sport of sailing. Although a members’ club, membership is open to anyone and is not as expensive as might be thought at just over £3 per week for a family. The new build will provide an improved training room which will also be used by the club’s very active juniors club, which might just produce a future Ben Ainslie.

 

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