Birdseye view, Fishes too!

Watch  the sailing club racers who  braved winds gusting  up to  35mph  yesterday from the top of the mast !

Thanks to Paul who managed to attach his camera to the mast  and didn’t have much time to prepare his dinghy sail  in time for the race start . The camera was well secured and survived the capsize .

Click link to watch this short video to see  the  near collisions, rounding the  buoy  and what the mast does  when you capsize !



Annual Dinner and Chess Night

Not been sailing this year as you don’ t like the cold? Stay in touch and come along to our social events  next month:

Chess Night
Thursday March 2nd at 7:30 pm at the Waterside Centre by the lake for our annual chess night to battle for the title of 2017 Chess King or Queen.
There is a £3 pound entrance charge this year to cover the room hire costs and if everyone brings their preferred drink it should be a inexpensive night.
Annual Dinner
Join us on Saturday 11th March 7:30 at The Crown at 28 Wickham Rd Croydon CRO 8BA for our annual dinner.
They offer a set menu of £9.49 or £11.49: the menu can be found on their website
A great night out in convivial company.
If you’re interested in either night, please contact Social Secretary, Robert.

2017 Training Programme

The dates have now been finalised for our RYA Level 1 and 2 courses!

The cost of a 2 day Level 1 course  is £180 per person, including 6 months single membership of CSC, course hand book and certificates logbook; add £10 if you would prefer to include 6 months family membership.

We can supply buoyancy aids if required. Temporary membership enables anyone completing the Start Sailing Course to use club dinghies to practise newly acquired skills at open sessions held at the club . There are 10 places available on each course, which runs from 9.30am to approximately 5:00pm using Laser Pico sailing dinghies at South Norwood Lake.

No previous sailing knowledge or experience is required to take join our RYA Level 1 courses.

The Level 2 course costs £150 to club members and priority for the 10 places is given to adults who have completed a level 1 course with the club.

Progress Your Sailing Sessions – During the Spring and Summer the Club  plans to run  regular sessions  with a coach, specifically designed to help  increase the  confidence  and  skills of  those members who started sailing  recently.   The aim is to help new sailors progress and get out on the water with other members  to take up regular sailing.

29 & 30 April SAT & SUN  RYA LEVEL 1 Start Sailing
14 May Push The Boat Out Day –  11am – 3pm

Thinking of taking a course to learn to sail a  dinghy? Book a taster sail at our open day  before committing to  a 2 day course .

Cost £10 (refunded when you book a training course).

28 & 29 May SUN & BH MON  RYA  LEVEL 1 Start Sailing
 October  SAT & SUN  RYA  Level 2  Basic Skills


2017 Calendar

7th April Friday 3.30pm onwards – Go sailing led by Andy Ktenas – a session to improve your skills and get out on the water –  a fun activities planned – a game of tag on the water.
8th April


10am  –  Spring Clean Saturday and DUTY OFFICER  training


14th April GOOD FRIDAY Easter Egg Cup Race  11AM

Family Fun  Activities in the Afternoon from 2 -4 pm


 Sat  22nd  April   Refresher  Workshop  and Shakedown afternoon from 1pm  –  A workshop to help sort out issues on your own dinghy, refresh rigging a heron or pico,  tacking , gybing techniques  or to helm / crew on a double hander  if you have not sailed for a while.

If your boat has not moved all winter; come down to get it rigged and take for a sail to  check it out, ask advice from an experienced member.

14th  May Push The Boat Out Day  – an open day with taster sails on the lake


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