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.
Silver Wing welcomes
It is a sad day to finally see Wraysbury lake Sailing Club, a neighboring club, close its gates for the last time after about 60 years. Sunday the 2nd December saw Wraysbury Lakes members without a club. Many have decided to come to Silver Wing and join our sailing activities bringing their boats, and we very much welcome them. We hope to see you on the water shortly joining in our active sailing programme.
Junior sailors spread their Wings
Some of our Junior Fleet Feva sailors have been out and about on the open circuit and here’s how they got on:-
Ellie Lunnen-Kay, Flossie Tanner and Ollie Perry all competed in the RYA South East Zone Championships on 28th and 29th September at Queen Mary Sailing Club. Ollie and Ellie finished 17th and Flossie finished in 15th. As a result, Flossie and Ollie have now been offered places on the RYA South East & East Feva Zone Squad and so now face a winter of training at a variety of locations across the country.
Flossie and Ollie also finished 3rd and 4th at the Island Barn Feva Open.
In the final youth event of the year again at Queen Mary Sailing Club, Flossie and Ollie finished 6th out of 15 boats and even managed a 4th in one of the races. Ellie and Becky Brand (both helming for the first time in an open event) finished in 12th So congratulations to all of our young sailors. Let's hope we see more of you out and about. The next event is the RS End of Season Championships at Datchet on 9th and 10th November. If any other juniors are tempted to give it a go please have a word with Caz or Lisa
I am aware several members have "bitten the bullet" and now bought their own lasers, Well done! To help you master the technique of these boats and start moving up the fleet we are going to hold a one day laser workshop. If you are still looking to buy, and have not bought your own boat just yet the club lasers will be available. I will need to know numbers so please let me know if you are interested