We are a friendly club that aims to provide affordable access to the sport for beginners, keen racers and those who just enjoy “messing about in boats”. Whitemere offers novices safe sailing in attractive surroundings while the surrounding trees and small hills can give rise to fluky winds which can test the skills and patience of the most experienced sailor.
It's a delightful place to spend a sunny summer day even if you don't manage to get into a boat. And if you don't have a boat don't worry - we have 20 that you can hire for an afternoon with prices ranging from as little as £5 to £17, we'll even provide the buoyancy aid. New members are always welcome.
Founded in 1950, the Club has sailed at Whitemere since the first season in 1951. The mere covers 65 acres and, together with two adjacent woodlands it has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is part of the Cheshire and Shropshire Meres Ramsar Wetland. The club site is leased from the Grosvenor Estate. The club is a company limited by guarantee and is also a registered charity.
Members can sail at any time providing a Safety Boat is on the water and crewed; we try to ensure we have someone on duty on the following days:
|Wednesday*||17:00 to 20:00||April to September|
|Saturday||13:00 to 17:00||April to October|
|Sunday**||10:30 to 15:00||March to December|
* Subject to availability of Safety Boat Officer - check DutyMan to see if volunteer needed. ** Members are very welcome to cruise on a Sunday but are asked to keep clear of boats taking part in Sunday Racing.
On Sundays safety cover is provided from 10:30 until the racing finishes or 15:00hrs (whichever is later).