Coniston Sailing Club
It is with great sadness that we announce the sad news that Bill Springthorpe, Committee member, former Commodore and Club Trustee passed away on Friday 11th April. Our thoughts are with his wife Barbie and his family at this sad time. Bill was a long standing member of Coniston Sailing club and known to many past and present members.
Bill and Barbie have been members of the club since 1982, initially as dinghy sailors and later as cruiser owners in the late 80's. Bill served as bosun for several years in the 80's and 90's and served as Commodore in 1996 and 1997. He was appointed as Club Trustee in 1998.
A celebration of Bill's life will be held on Friday 25th April at 1pm in Ulverston Methodist Church on Neville Street. Following the service and cremation there will be a reception in Ulverston at which all past and present members are welcome. The location of the reception will be posted here when known.
In celebration of his life Bill requested that bright colours with smart or casual dress be worn by people attending the celebration and specifically requested no black.
Family flowers only with donations to Furness Prostate Cancer Support Group or the Rosemere Cancer Centre in Preston.
A good friend who will be sadly missed.
Welcome to the Coniston Sailing Club Website
Coniston Sailing club is located on the North West shore of Coniston Water, across the bay from Coniston Boating Centre. It is Next to Coniston Old Hall, which is a 16th Century farmhouse, providing a campsite for people to stay nearby (this is run by Coniston Farm, not the sailing club).
Coniston Sailing Club has a varied calendar of organised sailing events, junior training, open meetings; as well as both cruiser and dinghy series races on Sundays, and Wednesday night dinghy series open to all members. For more details see the Club Programme.
Our Club facilities include Car Parking, dinghy storage, mooring pontoon, changing rooms with showers, a welcoming bar, together with kitchen and cooking facilities.
Coniston Water is approximately 8.5 km long and 0.8 km wide at its widest point. It is subject to a speed limit of 10 MPH for motorised vessels (anything with an engine). It also has 3 ferries, which can be caught from the boating centre and go to different areas of the lake.
In addition to the sailing programme, the Club hosts many social functions throughout the season, both on and off the water. Shoreside barbeques, talent nights, Gondola cruises to name but a few.
New members and visitors are welcome to our Club. To see details of Membership fees and temporary memberships for visitors, go to our Membership page for details.
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