CSSC in the Northwest is extremely lucky to have access to some wonderful sailing opportunities. Read the latest news from our friends on the water
Jumble Sailing Club
Jumbles Sailing Club, North of Bolton, is a thriving CSSC family-friendly club. We focus on dinghy sailing from racing to casual sailing.
Whether you are new to sailing or are already an experienced racer you are guaranteed to be welcomed and fit right in.
The club is open with safety boat cover on most Sundays from March till December with many social events occurring around the year such as our New Years Eve, Christmas Party, Bonfire night and many more (Covid permitting...).
For those looking to learn to sail or to enhance their skills, we offer many training courses to our members which cater to a range of skill levels from complete beginners to advanced sailors.
For more information about the club feel free to pop down to the club on a Sunday. If you let us know in advance via the contact us page on our website, we can try and get an existing member to take you out for a taster sail as well. We also are hoping to develop a paddling section as well…
News from 5KSC for NW newsletter Spring 2021
The 5 Kingdoms Sailing Club is part of the sailing association of CSSC. We have a yacht which is berthed in Liverpool Marina for most of the year. We hope to get out and about once Covid- 19 restrictions in the home countries are clear. As our name implies we cruise to Scotland, Isle of Man, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Troubles come in battalions for us in 2021- so while we wait for the release to stay aboard in non-family groups we find we are trapped in Liverpool Marina because of delays in repairing the lock gates (due to open 19/3/21 now opening 14/5/21). Then there are the new rules for visits to NI and RoI that have followed Brexit. We are fortunate in having advice from the Royal Yachting Association who liaise with Government in clarifying the rules.
So our program in 2021 may have to change, however, we are taking bookings and hope that people will apply to be reserve crew in case of cancellations. We have arranged some practical RYA sail training courses for our season on the Clyde, these are suitable for people who already have some experience. The basic course is Competent Crew, those wishing to become a Day Skipper or Coastal Skipper will need to do the theory training first. There is more information on training on our website. We held an introductory course called Start Yachting in Liverpool in December 2020 which was a great success. This is a good way to get experience for the keen novice or dinghy sailor. We had a fully booked crew for our second course in April 2021 but had to cancel because of the lock problem.
We have several courses penciled in in the autumn so please keep an eye on our booking page. For the complete beginner, we hope to arrange some ‘Taster Day’ sails.
As a member of CSSC you can join the CSSA for free, if you are not a member then there is an additional charge of approx. £8 per day when on board, you can download the application form on their website.