Welcome to Tamworth Sailing Club
Tamworth Sailing Club is a progressive and friendly club situated on the banks of a 45 acre lake within the picturesque Kingsbury Water Park. With members from 7 to 70+ the club offers leisure activity for all ages, there's something for everyone. Sailing experience is not essential as there are courses for those that want active participation and comfortable clubhouse facilities for those happy to sit and watch.
Members may sail either their own or club dinghies during daylight hours on any sailing day throughout the year. For the competitive dinghy sailor there are the regular weekend races, competing for a variety of 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 which runs on alternate Saturdays through Spring and Summer into Autumn.
Whilst the main focus is small boat sailing and racing, there are also 'on shore' social events, ideal for family group participation. Our annual events include the Dinner Dance in March where the trophies are given out, the Laying Up Supper in November, and the ever popular children’s Christmas party.
As a "self help" club all sailing members are assigned to a duty team and about three days per year the team, under the instruction of an Officer of the Day, control the races, provide safety boat cover, and run the galley. Members are also asked to give some time each year to a "work party" to help keep the club and grounds in good order. There are other rewarding opportunities to volunteer and many members choose to do so, including committee members providing governance and development for the club, and our excellent team of dinghy sailing and power boat instructors.
All sailing club members can obtain a pass from the Water Park Office, giving them free access to the Water Park at all times (it is usually £3.50 to get through the barrier). Note that we share the water with the Midland Hydroplane club, taking alternate days throughout the year. Which gives you a chance to go shopping on the non-sailing days!