Sailing at Newtownards SC
Newtownards Sailing Club enjoys some of the best sailing water in Ireland. Clean, clear and safe, the club’s location on the North East of Strangford Lough is well suited to a wide variety of sailing activities; offering everything from windsurfing and dinghy racing to cruising. The expanse of shallow water at low tide provides a safe environment for beginners, yet there is sufficient depth at high water to permit launch and recovery of large yachts.
The club’s main fleet comprises the GP14, a dinghy that has evolved to form largest racing class in the UK and Ireland with an active and professional class association. see http://www.gp14.org/ . Alistair Duffin is a regular in the Newtownards fleet and is the leading boat maker in the GP class His boats have won many world championships. You can see him in work here: https://vimeo.com/71965767 (the camerawork and editing is by David Allen, another GP sailor).
Some sailing scenes can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBHmLoevMc0 .
Club racing takes place on Thursday evenings at 19.30 and on Sunday afternoons at 14.30 with fleet racing for the GP 14 and a general dinghy handicap for dinghies of other classes. There are often crewing opportunities and new members are encouraged to participate. Training takes place on Tuesday evenings, with RYA level 1 and 2 courses running through spring and into summer and windsurfing training running throughout the year. Private tuition can also be arranged by appointment.
For further information contact Michael Cox (Sailing Secretary) on 07527 391464 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Links to other sailing pages
For details about our
Beginners Course for Adults
that takes place in May and June 2018,and an application form,
please click here
SAILING PROGRAMME 2018
16th August Thursday Summer Series7.30pm
19th August Sunday Summer Series 2.30pm
23rd August Thursday Summer Series7.30pm
26th August Sunday Summer Series 2.30pm
30st August Thursday Summer Series7.30pm
2nd September Sunday Summer Series 2.30pm
6thSeptember Thursday Summer Series7.30pm
9th September Sunday Summer Series 2.30pm
13th September Thursday Summer Series7.30pm
16th September Sunday Summer Series 2.30pm
23rd September Sunday Winter Series 2.30pm
30th September Sunday Winter Series 2.30pm
7th October Sunday Winter Series 2.30pm
13th October Saturday NSC Hot Toddy
14th October Sunday Winter Series 2.30pm
21st October Sunday Winter Series 2.30pm
28th October Sunday Winter Series 2.30pm
4th November Sunday Winter Series 2.30pm
11th November Sunday Winter Series 2.30pm
To find out more about sailing at the Newtownards SC please contact
Michael Cox at email@example.com or Mob 07527 391464