4th JUNE: Three races, first race at 10:15

A rapidly growing membership combined with a static 14 dinghy limit mean that we’re constantly looking at different ways to ensure members avoid disappointment and continue to have as much access to the lake as possible.

With more than 20 dinghies wanting to sail in the first race last Sunday, we’re switching things up and trying out a new race schedule on 4 June:

  • 10:15 – A-series race for first (up to) 14 dinghies to get ready
  • 11:15 – A-series race for (up to) 14 additional dinghies
  • 12:15 – B-series race

There’s a hard limit of 14 dinghies per race, so get to the lake early to avoid disappointment!


Commodore’s Cup 2017: we have a winner! (Gallery)

Today’s Commodore’s Cup was not only the best attended race events of the season so far but also the most competitive, with with just 14 seconds separating 1st from 5th and less than two minutes separating the top 8 in the first race of the day.

In the first race, Richard (Laser) took an early lead and, with a few momentary exceptions, was able to stay at the front of the pack throughout, but he just couldn’t shake off the Comet fleet that remained hot on his heals right up to the last second, with Robert, John, Steven and Peter all pipping him to the post to take 1st to fourth once the CY numbers were applied.

The second race, which was almost as close as the first, with under half a lap separating the top 6, saw Valeria slice her way through the field after a poor start and into the leading pack, but it just wasn’t enough to keep Robert from taking his second victory and with it the Commodore’s Cup for 2017.

Top 10

# Name Dinghy Class Points
1 Robert Comet 0.0
2 Steven Byte 8.7
3 John Comet 11.0
4 Peter Comet 13.7
5= Tim Comet 21.7
5= Valeria Byte CII 21.7
7 Richard Laser 27.0
8 Phil & Paul Comet Duo 29.0
9 Tony Byte CII 32.0
10 Hilary’s Crew Firebird 34.0

Cup races are scored using the low points bonus system.


RYA Level 1 Start Sailing Course 28 & 29 May – IS NOW FULL!

Sorry, our RYA Level 1 start sailing course on Sunday 28 and Bank Holiday Monday 29 May 2017 is now full.

That’s right, there are only 2 spaces left on our RYA Level 1 start sailing course on Sunday 28 and Bank Holiday Monday 29 May 2017!

So, if you’re 18+ and would like to join us, click here to find out more about the course, then contact us to book your place.

No sailing experience or knowledge needed.

Push The Boat Out Day success! (Gallery)

This year’s Push The Boat Out at Croydon Sailing Club was another amazing success, with 37 taster sailing sessions between 11:00 and 15:00 on Sunday 14 May seeing around 100 members of the public experience sailing for the first time, and with winds gusting at up to 20mph, it’s unlikely to be a day they’ll forget!

So, another huge thanks to all the members that gave up their time to help make it such a great day for everyone that took part.

Thanks to Victoria and Ali for the photos 🙂

REMINDER: It’s Push The Boat Out this Sunday, 14 May

This Sunday is our annual Push The Boat Out day.

So, if you’ve never sailed before, or have friends or family that would like to give it a try, we’re offering taster sailing sessions between 11:00 and 14:00 this Sunday, 14 May 2017, for just £10. This includes at least 30 minutes on the water with one of our experienced members and will be deducted from our RYA Level 1 training course if you decide you’d like to take it further.

To avoid disappointment, you can book a place by contacting us today, or, if you find yourself near South Norwood Lake on Sunday, head down to the boat park (just behind the Waterside Centre, to the left of the Woodvale Avenue entrance) and we’ll do our very best to book you in on the day.

See you on Sunday!