Wednesday Dinghy Cruising
February 2020 Update:
Looking forward to the season with plenty of sailing already booked in the calendar for 2020. Wednesday evening dinghy sailing is set to continue again this year and we look forward to sailing with existing participants and welcoming new members to the various trips and activities on Wednesday evenings.
This remains an activity principally for club members but we welcome new participants who would like to use the activity as a sailing taster and route to joining Saltash Sailing Club. We are pleased to be able to use club boats but encourage and welcome anyone who has their own boat to come along.
Sailing sessions will start towards the end of April or early May and a week- by-week programme will be made available in due course. This is not a sailing course for beginners, although instruction will be provided when appropriate to progress participants and to maintain the safety of all group members. We are however pleased that everyone who comes along gains experience and increased expertise through both informal and formal guidance.
Each year we enjoy a few planned social events and a pre-season social will be organised before we get on the water in April.
Not everything is about racing!
Every Wednesday from May until September a group of adults take to the water for dinghy cruising. We use private boats to explore the Tamar. If you want to get involved in some social dinghy or possibly yacht sailing and don't know where to start this may be for you. You will require some sailing experience as no formal training is provided.
There is no formal registration or requirement to be a club member, we just ask you to let us know you are attending and to get down to the Club by 17:00 as we are out out on the water by 18:00. Once the boats are rigged it's a couple of hours out on the water and then we retire to the bar for well-earned refreshments!
Dinghy Cruising is weather dependent and coordination concerning weather conditions, attendees and plans for the evening is via a dedicated WhatsApp group.
During the winter the group arranges some social evenings for participants which generally involve some curry and drinks.