where we sail
Racing at Hedgecourt Lake
The racing programme at Crawley Mariners is full and varied. Pretty much every weekend there will be a race at the Lake, there are also Wednesday evening series. The intention is to provide an opportunity for all to take part. From beginners, through to club racers and preparing for higher level competition, there is a series for you. Thanks to its relatively sheltered inland location and its shallow depth throughout, our home base at Hedgecourt Lake is an excellent venue at which to develop your sailing skills.
Cruising with CMYC
It's rare to find a lake based club with such an extensive cruising programme. At the beginning the club was quite nomadic. With no club storage, members had to keep their boats at home on trailers. This had the advantage that the boats could be easily be taken to sailing venues other than a home lake. Hence the club's sailing programme was developed to include cruising in Chichester and Langstone Harbours, from Hillhead in the Solent and visiting South Coast sailing clubs.
Cobnor Activity Centre visits
Twice a year (Spring and Autumn) we take a group of youth members to Cobnor Activity Centre in Chichester Harbour. These weekends are very popular with everyone involved. As most of the young sailors have learnt to sail on our small lake, this is an important part of our programme, as it allows young sailors to understand and experience sailing on much larger tidal waters.