A long-standing Etherow tradition is revived on Saturday and Sunday - the Commodore's Weekend.
On Saturday evening there will be a social at the club with a buffet - if you haven't yet put your name down on the list, please contact Mike so there are numbers to cater for(you can email him via our Contact Us page, selecting Commodore from the recipient list).
On Sunday the Commodore's Regatta will take place. It will consist of the normal two races counting towards the Sunday series, followed by two novelty races.
The first-ever Pirates Charity Day at Etherow proved a real winner, raising funds for Beechwood Cancer Care Centre, Stockport - a great idea by Sailing Captain Phil Howarth. See the video on our Videos page.
Odd showers didn't daunt jolly shipmates as the team upped anchor for trips round the lake in our new Pirate Ship, mostly in nice sunshine.
Thanks to Commodore Mike Lilley, assisted by son Chris, daughter Catherine and Ray Woods for the conversion job on the old Wayfarer. Many hours of labour topped off with some bunting and ropes, the flourish of Richard Lumsdon who went on to helm may of the voyages of the ship. Mike and Ray went along on several trips as crew whle Ian Renshaw and Val Hemingway helped visitors to fit bouancy aids.
Stalwart work too by Rod Howell and wife Sue in the Galley, with Lyn Rowlands adding the final sizzles to the burgers.
Janet and Angela were kept busy serving drinks and looked good in their pirate outfits.
Outside the bouncy castle was ably tended by Paul Reid and there was live music to add sea shanties and other songs to the entertainment from Semitone Studio talent. Ryan did a great job in support, an invaluable help with heavy lifting. Thanks too to Neil Houlihan who did brilliant work getting the word out on Social Media.
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.