Ahoy there, shiver me timbers and hide that treasure map. We fear a group of pirates are Etherow-bound for a day of madness and mayhem.
An ancient mariner with straggly beard and fierce sparkling eye hove into the view of the tars in the crows nest ( though their spyglass was none too steady, so terrible was his visage, and so generous their portion of grog).
He carried a wrinkled parchment so Tom, the young cabin boy, was despatched to snatch it away. Good job the lad did for on that parchment was framed a dastardly plan to launch a pirate ship upon the lake on the 25th day of the sixth month of the present year and wreak havoc and plunder upon all matelots.
The pirate was grabbed, soundly tickled with feathers till he giggled for mercy and now hath promised to mend his ways.
So on that set Saturday 25 June, his ship will be on the water for more gentle pleasures - providing trips around the lake. There will be a bouncy castle, and live performances by the Semitone Music School.
From 11 till 4 there will be stalls and displays by local groups and businesses.
It is all to raise money for good causes, including Stockport's Beechwood Cancer Care Centre.
So come and enjoy this Charity Fun Day - get the youngsters to dress up as pirates for those trips on the water, and there'll be a professional photographer to picture them in those outfits.
Now you can catch the action both on our own water and across the oceans of the world thanks to a new page on this site.
Our Videos page (find it under Our Club) features the latest action in top flight sailing events across the globe thanks to World On Water. Episodes change on Friday each week but you can wind back to 2014 using a button in the top left of the video area. You can also expand the video to full screen in HD with the button at the bottom right.
We did have videos on the old website and we will soon have some of that archive available but we need new material . Members are invited to submit their own footage - bearing in mind that it must have the right clearances (eg parental permission where youngsters are featured).
Thank you for visiting the website of the Etherow Country Park Sailing Club, the only sailing club in Stockport. Feel free to browse our site and see what we have to offer.
Etherow is a friendly club (when racing we experience good-natured rivalry!) and we welcome everyone: from those who may never have put their foot in a dinghy before, to Olympic team coach. Membership is inexpensive and we have some club boats that can be used, for a nominal charge, during the early stages. There are plenty of boats for sale within the club and elsewhere for very little money.