Social and Informal sailing at Hedgecourt Lake

Thursday sailing

This provides a friendly daytime sailing opportunity for those members who enjoy sailing in company. The aim is to be on the water from around 10:30 to finish no later than mid-afternoon.  At times there may also be powerboat support subject to an appropriately qualified person being available to helm it, but this will not always be the case.

This is an informal event for anyone who is available during the day on Thursdays. Experiment with your rigging, perhaps pick up tips from others and have an enjoyable sail around Hedgecourt. Thursday Sailing is above all an opportunity to enjoy Hedgecourt in company when it is not being used for organised racing. 

Dave Clark 01342 714599

Women on Water (WoW)

Dates: 30th  April, 21st May, 25th June, 16th July and 20 August 2021

Crawley Mariners Ladies meet in the summer months once a month on Friday evenings for a social sail.

We have lots of different types of sailors, many of them are looking to improve their skills and/ or confidence. Some new members who like to continue their practice following the RYA course, some who have been members for many years but did not get out on the water for a while and some mums of youth sailors who are too busy getting their kids ready or volunteer on Saturday clubs that time runs out to get on the water themselves.

There is no formal training during these evenings but lots of friendly competent sailors, who are happy to share their knowledge and experience.

Before darkness we return to shore, de-rig the boats and sometimes have a bite to eat and a natter.

So, if you’re a Crawley Mariners lady, who’d like to brush up on her skills, come along and find out more about it.

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Weekend Social Sailing Afternoons

Sunday afternoons: 30th May, 27th June, 25th July, and 12th September 2021.

Saturday afternoons: 28th August 2021.

On these afternoons there will be a powerboat in attendance to give support to those less experienced sailors who might otherwise lack confidence to venture out.

NB: If there is no-one rigging by 3pm the PB Crew will stand down.