The water was high enough for sailing to resume on Sunday December 20 and several boats were able ot get out after a year of no actvitiy because of the reduced water level.
A week later, ten boats went out for a race with some sunshine again.
Our hopes now lie with the vaccine programme getting the virus under control
Meantime, members of the committee are working on plans for when we can sail again and, fingers-crossed, provide at least some taster sessions.
The club is taking part in the RYA eSailing Winter Club Championships with races on Thursday and Sunday evenings on the Virtual Regatta platform. We have six races a night using a variety of the boats that are available within the inshore game. Seven competitors took part in our first event.
The winner of our club championship will be then represent the club at the North West Final that selects the regional entry into the national final.
The results at our club are being collated using Sailwave software on the basis that two races can be discounted and the competitor's best results from three of the four events will be used for final selection.
The protection of the personal data of our members and visitors is a duty that Etherow Country Park Sailing Club accepts willingly.
We do all we can to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation that was brought into effect in the spring of 2018.
You can download our full policy by clicking on this link.
This is probably the easiest place to launch a dinghy in the North West. One of very few clubs where you can step straight from solid ground into a boat, staying dry,
Etherow is a friendly club and we welcome everyone: from those who never have put their foot in a dinghy, to Olympic team coach.
Membership is affordable and we have some club boats that can be used, for a nominal charge, during the early stages. There are boats for sale within the club usually and elsewhere for very little money.