Coniston Sailing Club's Golden Jubilee Year
In 1967 a group of like minded leisure sailors, Ian Stancliffe, Peter Askew, Richard Kenyon, Eric & Olive Coward, and John & Margery Abram got together in the Ship Inn at Coniston and held a meeting. That meeting led to the decision to form Coniston Sailing Club. John was elected Commodore, Ian, Honorary Secretary and Olive, Honorary Treasurer. The rest, as they say, is history and 50 years on, the Club continues to grow and adapt and is still maintaining the ethos for which it was created - to promote and facilitate the sport of sailing and to provide sailing, social and other facilities for members and visitors alike.
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.
Coniston Sailing Club has a varied calendar of organised sailing events, junior training and open meetings as well as both cruiser and dinghy series races on Sundays, and a Wednesday evening dinghy series open to all members. For more details see the Club Programme.
Our Club facilities include Car Parking, dinghy storage, mooring pontoon, brand new changing rooms and shower facilities and a welcoming bar together with kitchen 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 take passengers 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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