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Shropshire Sailing Club
Welcome to Shropshire Sailing Club

We are starting sailing on June 6th.

In line with the latest advice from the government and RYA, a plan has been put in place to allow limited sailing activities whilst keeping members as safe as possible. Due to this there are extra requirements for us all to follow to go sailing.

Please read our restarting sailing guidance here. (Please note you currently need to book a sailing slot, not just turn up to sail!)

Please feel free to contact us with any queries or concerns. Members will continue to receive emailed updates on the situation.

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.

When We Sail

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:

Day Time Months
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 the Duty Roster 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).


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