Sailing / Yacht Club
Swarkestone Sailing Club is an ideal venue to learn the basics of sailng, to dinghy cruise with friends or family, participate in club racing or just sit on the terrace with a drink and watch the sun set over Swarkestone Water. The modern clubhouse and large dinghy park have facilities and equipment for both disabled sailors and juniors. The lake is about 30 hectares and just over 1 km long. It is suited to dinghies and windsurfers but not high performance asymmetrics or catamarans. Most boats are launched from pontoons, which avoids getting wet feet! Sailing takes place throughout the year with a variety of training courses, club races, open meetings and ‘fun’ regattas. Most of the organised activities take place at the weekend or on a Wednesday but members are free to sail at other times.