Dinghy sailing in Spalding for over 65 years
The Welland Yacht Club has been sailing on the River Welland in Spalding, Lincolnshire, for over 65 years with an active membership which holds dinghy races every Sunday from April until December.
The club is a fully recognised RYA Training Centre. Guests are always welcome, whether regular sailors or those interested in taking up sailing for the first time.
Martin Cook - Commodore
Congratulations to all that took part in the Richard Thacker Memorial regatta and many thanks to Richard's son James for coming down to present the prizes.
It was great to see 15 boats from 4 clubs on the water.
The winner was Paul Burton from Girton Sailing Club.
The Club, based in Spalding Lincolnshire is an RYA training centre and organises regular courses including: Dinghy sailing courses, RYA levels 1 to 3, Seamanship and Powerboat 2.
Courses are scheduled around members needs but if you would like to register an interest for a 2022 course please click the follow the read more about training link below.
In addition to sailing, the club has an active social calendar of events for members and guests. These include social nights and fundraisers held throughout the season plus an annual camping weekend which includes the Lowland Regatta with features a series of novelty races.
The club recently held a race night fundraiser which raised £500 which was split between the RNLI and the Coastguard Association
The Club runs a Junior Club to allow youngsters to learn to sail and join in with Club activities.
The programme follows an RYA syllabus with members working towards RYA junior qualifications.
The Club is currently reviewing its plans for the Junior Club for 2022 but if you would like to register an interest please follow the link below.