Etherow Country Park Sailing Club has linked up with Marple Festival of Sport - a celebration of local sporting activities running from 14-22 April.
As part of that link-up, the sailing club are putting on a special Taster Session from 11am until 3pm on Saturday 21 April. Places must be pre-booked.
Participants will be taken out by one of our experienced helms in an appropriate boat for the conditions on the day. We advise wearing clothes (and shoes in particular) that will not spoil in contact with water,. A change of clothing is also advised. The club will provide buoyancy aids.
You can express your interest by using the Quick Contact form on this page and clicking the 'Festival of Sport Taster' option. We will be in touch with you to arrange a suitable time.
For those who are unable to attend on that date, we will have our regular Push the Boat Out try sailing event on Saturday May 12.
If you are aged between 10 and 18 and fancy trying a new sport, we have just the opportunity for you.
For 2018, the club is introducing a new format of Junior Sailing Course. It is scheduled to take place on four successive days during the Easter Holidays Tuesday 10th to Friday 13th of April.
The idea is to provide a more concentrated learning experience with longer slots (9.30am-3.30pm) to improve the balance between rigging/putting away boats and time on the water.
Numbers will be limited so more concentrated instruction can be delivered with our instructors focused on the one group. This will also benefit the adult tuition when that starts in May.
We recommend early booking to be sure of obtaining a place.
The refurbishment of the club bar has been completed after several weeks of work by a core group of members, led from the front by Phil (who designed it as well) and Ian.
The design makes better use of the available space and incorporates led lighting that adds to the attractive appearance.
The bar top has been built so it is possible to mount a beer engine for hand-pulled pints on special occasions.
One of the modifications in the final phase of the development has been the creation of a canopy with concealed downlights that give it a most welcoming appearance.
Paul Reid is the new commodore for Etherow Country Park Sailing club, taking over from Mike Lilley who now becomes Rear Commodore.
The new Vice Commodore is Ray Woods. They were appointed at the club's Annual General Meeting on Thursday November 30.
Many of the other officers remain unchanged in their roles but the committee is pleased to welcome two new general members who began their boating activities during the 2017 start sailing course.
They are Will Jessop and Richard Graham who will bring fresh ideas and energy to our club.
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.