Etherow Country Park Sailing Club
Presentation Night February 3

We’re holding the club’s annual Presentation Night on Saturday 3 February 2018 at 7.30pm.

You are invited to join us in celebration of all that happened in the last year, and what a year it was!  The club turned 50 in 2017 and we let it be known in style! 

We had a big celebration in June when more than 50 people joined us out on the water, no mean achievement when most of our boats hold only two people! And we did plenty more!

Please join us on 3 February. There will be hot food with sweets to follow, the Awards Presentation itself and we’ll be ‘launching’ our 50th Birthday Book, a good humoured and informative look at our past. You’re bound to want a copy!  There’ll be a short topical quiz to tax the grey matter, and, in true Etherow style, the (newly refurbished) bar will be open throughout the night.

We want to see you there. Please drop us an email (commodore@ecpsc.org.uk)  to say you’re coming, or add your name to the list we’ve posted in the clubhouse.  I’m looking forward to seeing you!

Paul Reid, Commodore 2018

New Format Junior Sailing Course

If you are aged between 10 and 18 and fancy trying a new sport, we have just the opportunity for you.

For 2018, the club is introducing a new format of Junior Sailing Course. It is scheduled to take place on four successive days during the Easter Holidays Tuesday 10th to Friday 13th of April.

The idea is to provide a more concentrated learning experience with longer slots (9.30am-3.30pm)  to improve the balance between rigging/putting away boats and time on the water.

Numbers will be limited so more concentrated instruction can be delivered with our instructors focused on the one group. This will also benefit the adult tuition when that starts in May.

We recommend early booking to be sure of obtaining a place.

 

New Commodore and Committee changes

Paul Reid is the new commodore for Etherow Country Park Sailing club, taking over from Mike Lilley who now becomes Rear Commodore.

The new Vice Commodore is Ray Woods. They were appointed at the club's Annual General Meeting on Thursday November 30.

Many of the other officers remain unchanged in their roles but the committee is pleased to welcome two new general members who began their boating activities during the 2017 start sailing course.

They are Will Jessop and Richard Graham who will bring fresh ideas and energy to our club.

See the action here

Now you can catch the action both on our own water and across the oceans of the world thanks to a new page on this site.

Our Videos page (find it under Our Club) features the latest action in top flight sailing events across the globe thanks to World On Water. Episodes change on Friday each week but you can wind back to 2014 using a button in the top left of the video area. You can also expand the video to full screen in HD with the button at the bottom right.

We did have videos on the old website and we will soon have some of that archive available but we need new material . Members are invited to submit their own footage - bearing in mind that it must have the right clearances (eg parental permission where youngsters are featured).

Thank you for visiting the website of the Etherow Country Park Sailing Club, the only sailing club in Stockport. Feel free to browse our site and see what we have to offer.

Etherow is a friendly club (when racing we experience good-natured rivalry!) and we welcome everyone: from those who may never have put their foot in a dinghy before, to Olympic team coach. Membership is inexpensive and we have some club boats that can be used, for a nominal charge, during the early stages. There are plenty of boats for sale within the club and elsewhere for very little money.

Next 5 Events
Thu 25 Jan 08:00pm: Social evening (Thursday Night (winter))
Fri 26 Jan 01:30pm: Fridays 7-8 (Friday Afternoon Racing)
Sun 28 Jan 01:15pm: Snowflake 3-4 (Sunday Racing)
Thu 1 Feb 08:00pm: Social evening (Thursday Night (winter))
Fri 2 Feb 01:30pm: Fridays 9-10 (Friday Afternoon Racing)
Etherow Country Park Sailing Club is affiliated to the Royal Yachting Association who are the governing body for the sport in the UK