Push the Boat Out for Open Day 2014

We’re pleased to announce that this year’s Open Day will be on Sunday, 18 May 2014.

Come along between the hours of 11 am and 2 pm  when members will be present to take you and family members out on a taster sail. It’s an ideal opportunity to find  what the club has  to offer and meet its members. A majority of  Sailing Clubs throughout the UK are holding  a Push the Boat Out Day over this particular weekend  as it provides the perfect opportunity to encourage people to get down to their local sailing venue, have a go and find out how just easy it is to get involved in the sport and is supported by the Royal Yachting Association ( RYA).

 The boat park gates will be open and  activities for families will be taking place there :-

  • Taster sails across the lake
  • Make a model boat and race it at the end of the afternoon, fastest boat to the buoy wins a prize.
  • Try you hand at manoeuvring the tiller to ” Go About or Gybe” on a simulator boat in the boat park.
  • Design and colour your own sail
  •  Learn the language of sailing -try to name all the parts of a dinghy.
  • Take home  RYA souvenirs  of your visit.
  • Refreshments  on sale and a bric-a-brac stall provided by Upper Norwood Association Community Care.

There will be an opportunity to sign up for a Learn to Sail course to start in the following weeks. We do not charge for your sailing experience  but anyone who wishes to buy  a raffle ticket for the Draw at the end of the day will help raise funds towards our forthcoming year racing Trophies Fund. 

Norwood lake is one of the smallest sailing areas in the UK but located in the heart of London in a Croydon park. It is a good, safe place  to start sailing  for families and adult individuals who live locally. Our club is developing to cater for the needs of local residents and offers excellent value for money.

All the equipment  needed will be provided including a buoyancy aid. It’s best to turn up with some warm clothes, a pair of old shoes and a waterproof coat as it’s nearly always cooler out on the water than on the shore. If the wind is light or you’re in a more stable steady boat then you’ll only get a few splashes! There is no charge but it would help us to plan the day  if you register  your interest  by email secretary@croydonsailingclub.co.uk or phone 02084059959.

Croydon Council  have funded our Club to train instructors and develop so that it can offer a  learn to sail programme and get people of all ages and backgrounds to experience what it is like to sail on inland waters. Croydon is unique in that is one of the few London Boroughs to have this facility and the Council want to see more residents taking part in sports on South Norwood Lake.”

mixed attendance  SAILING CLUB OPEN DAY

Updated Summer Calendar released!

The  Winter season  has just ended with the Easter Egg race held on Good Friday.

The Summer racing calendar is featured below . Member, please check your emails for more information on your duties and a reminder is sent out by automated email  just one week before. Remember to use the members contact list to arrange your duty swaps if the dates conflict with your diary.

Day     Date         Event

Sun 20/04/2014 Free Sailing
Sun 27/04/2014 Summer Series
Sun 04/05/2014 Summer Series
Wed 07/05/2014 Wednesday Free sailing
Sun 11/05/2014 Summer Series
Wed 14/05/2014 Wednesday Free sailing
Sun 18/05/2014 Push The Boat Out Day
Wed 21/05/2014 Wednesday Free sailing
Sun 25/05/2014 Firebug Pursuit Race
Wed 28/05/2014 Wednesday Free sailing
Sun 01/06/2014 Summer Series
Wed 04/06/2014 Wednesday Free sailing
Sun 08/06/2014 Summer Series
Wed 11/06/2014 Wednesday Free sailing
Sun 15/06/2014 Summer Series
Wed 18/06/2014 Wednesday Free sailing
Sun 22/06/2014 Summer  Series
Wed 25/06/2014 Wednesday Free sailing
Sun 29/06/2014 Summer Series
Wed 02/07/2014 Wednesday Free sailing
Sun 06/07/2014 Mid-Summer Regatta

Wed 09/07/2014 Wednesday Free sailing
Sun 13/07/2014 Summer Series
Wed 16/07/2014 Wednesday Free sailing
Sun 20/07/2014 Commodore’s Cup
Wed 23/07/2014 Wednesday Free sailing
Sun 27/07/2014 Summer Series
Wed 30/07/2014 Wednesday Free sailing
Sun 03/08/2014 Summer Series
Wed 06/08/2014 Wednesday Free sailing
Sun 10/08/2014 Summer Series
Wed 13/08/2014 Wednesday Free sailing
Sun 17/08/2014 Charity Pursuit Race
Wed 20/08/2014 Wednesday Free sailing
Sun 24/08/2014 Summer Series
Sun 31/08/2014 Summer Series
Sun 07/09/2014 Summer Series
Sun 14/09/2014 Croydon Armada
Sun 21/09/2014 Summer Series
Sun 28/09/2014 Summer Series
Sun 05/10/2014 Summer Series
Sun 12/10/2014 Golden Shackle (2 races)
Sun 19/10/2014 Golden Shackle (1 race) + AGM