Sailing / Yacht Club
The Middle Nene Sailing Club is now in its 62nd year of existence, and was one of the first sailing clubs to be established in Northamptonshire. When sailing started here the lake, or gravel pit as it was then, was about one third of its present size, and sailors had to contend with the occasional barge carrying gravel from the Aldwincle end to the works at Thrapston. By 1960, a further gravel pit had been worked out between our pit and the river, greatly extending our sailing water. The two pits were separated by a bank topped by a hedge, with a channel either side to enable members to sail from one pit to the other.