Welcome to Silver Wing Sailing Club.
We are a small club situated near Staines Middx on a 60 acre lake. We have a growing membership with a very strong family atmosphere. We have always had a strong racing ethos but at the same time like to encourage new novice sailors to our club. You could say we are a family club that races. We have recently become a fully recognised RYA training centre and also have a very keen and active kids section which is a great hit with the younger ones. We have a great selection of club boats available for you to start sailing and develop your skills into club racing. As part of the British Airways clubs when you join the Sailing club you have access to a wealth of other activities one of which is Dragon boating which also takes place at Silver Wing Sailing Club lake.
Well Done Dave
Dave Perry, known to most as the "chimpmeister" was photographed with the Guinness World Record certificate that was presented to The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation for "Bart's Bash". In addition Dave was presented with a Gold medal for his outstanding fund raising efforts, raising over £1000 and helping make Silver Wing one of the Top fundraising clubs in the whole event. Following last Septembers "Bart's Bash" World Record attempt all proceeds went to the Andrew Simpson (Bart) Sailing Foundation of which Sir Ben Ainslie is a trustee. Dave was invited to the Boat Show last week at the Excel Centre to receive his medal from Sir Ben Ainslie. Well done Dave!!
42nd Bloody Mary Pursuit Race
The 10th January 2015. In extremely challenging conditions, (The windiest Bloody Mary on record) which saw less that one third of all entrants complete the race, Silver Wing sailors took to the water to face very high winds and cold water. Ollie Perry (Laser Radial) managed to last out and finished a very credible 64th, winning the VR Mid Fleet prize. In addition Flo Tanner and her crew Francesca Gilks (RS Feva XL) did not quite make the finish but managed an amazing 2 full hours in what can only be described as Howling.See link for Yachts & Yachting report and results. Congratulations to them all.
Prize giving social event 31st January
Safety Boat instruction.
Power boat basic instruction along with Safety boat tuition will be offered on the 21st February and 21st March. If you would like to be included please email Roger.
Next years Calendar
With 2014 drawing to a close we thought you might like a taster for what's happening for next years events. A full calendar is available by clicking the link in the side bar,but for now here's just a few things below to wet your appetite.
We can confirm the Wing Cadet summer camp will go ahead in 2015. We are also going to identify some kids for powerboat training so they can compete in the Honda youth Rib challenge representing the club.
We have a rules night booked on January 13th 7pm. Going by the recent Team racing events we could all do with that. The RYA level 1 and 2 training course will go ahead and if you would like to be considered for Assistant instructor training in 2015 helping with the wing cadets etc. please come and see Roger.
Powerboat training is scheduled again in early 2015. Both basic handling and Safety coxswain training will be offered on 2 separate dates.
Most importantly we do sail all the way through the winter with some of the best sailing happening over this period. Do come and join in.
Silver Wing Sailor to meet royalty
Roger Bennett, vice commodore, has been awarded an Outstanding Contribution Award by the RYA. He will be presented with one of the Royal Yachting Association’s most prestigious awards by HRH the Princess Royal, President of the RYA in recognition of his commitment to Silver Wing Sailing Club. Roger along with many other volunteers in the sailing sector will receive his award this Friday. for more detail click the title.
An absolutely superb day with over 44 boats on the water. A light breeze throughout the day lead to great sailing for all. A massive thanks to all that helped out to make this a great event. Dave Perry is our lead fund raiser so far with well over £1000. Well done Dave. for results click here. They are listed under Summer 2014.
The Bart's bash site results are still being compiled so we need need to wait a little longer for those.