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  • 2024 Duty Rota arrangements, release and allocation timetable

    Duty Rota The 2024 season is almost upon us and we need to populate the duty rota in time for the start of the season. This year things are a little different because Ian Thomson has retired so the slot he covered will need to be covered by other means. We are currently seeking ways to fill that gap. It will be quite different without Ian and we ask

    Published 20:48 on 31 Jan 2024

  • SDSWC e-News Tues 23 Jan 2024

    John Turnbull (Committee) Sadly on Tuesday 16th Jan we lost one of our more formidable members John Turnbull. John Turnbull was a loyal and committed member of Scaling Dam Sailing Club and held many key roles within the club including Commodore, Regional Race Officer and then latterly was Trustee for the club. John was always willing to help out in the race office John was a stickler for getting procedure

    Published 14:46 on 23 Jan 2024

  • SDSWC e-News Tues 16 Jan 2024: edited

    Regional Team Racing Championship (Carole Blades) Our Youth and Juniors are doing the club proud, well done James Catterall, Henry Blades (part of team Oppy Blue), Lara and Toby Eagleton (Part of team Mostly Newcastle) both teams move into Gold Fleet tomorrow. Regional Team Racing Championship1. Regional Team Racing Championship.

    Published 20:54 on 16 Jan 2024

  • On-line Membership Renewal is now Open

    Renew your Membership On-line membership renewal is now open. Change your boat parks or membership? If you want to change your membership type , or add a boat park space , please contact Richard Hanage on membership@scalingdam.org . Payment by instalments? You may pay in three

    Published 20:45 on 16 Jan 2024

  • SDSWC e-News Tues 9 Jan 2024

    David Hodgson (Editor) Boat park and membership renewals for 2024 (Richard Hanage) We are currently preparing for membership and boat park renewals for 2024. In mid-January you will receive an invitation to renew both. As usual, there will be a discount for renewing before February 28th. We are not planning to send out a hard copy invitations to renew

    Published 21:18 on 9 Jan 2024

  • SDSWC e-News Tues 2 Jan 2024

    Boxing Day Walk 2023 (Mark Lewis) The usual beautiful day at the dam. Don't miss it next year. No sign of any swimming or sailing but conditions were ideal. The mince pies and mulled wine rounded off the walk. Boxing Day Walk 2023 Boxing Day 2023. Exciting times for

    Published 11:57 on 2 Jan 2024

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    2024 One Day Trophy Events

    Here's some dates for your 2024 diary. NoR and updated Sailing Instructions will go live on the club website in the New Year.

    Published 18:36 on 23 Dec 2023

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    WINTER PURSUIT SERIES: 10 Dec 2023

    After a windy few days the forecast suggested a gentle 9mph wind from the SW. Perfect.... or it would have been! To be fair the first race of the day was run in a 6-9mph SW breeze, which swung southerly as the race progressed. Jess Pound's (ILCA4) upwind speed set her off well and it took a good proportion of the race for Phil Dickinson (ILCA7) and Steve Fletcher (Blaze) to reel her in

    Published 19:08 on 10 Dec 2023

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    WINTER PURSUIT SERIES: 27 Nov 2023

    The four racers turning out for the inaugural Winter Pursuit Series were blessed with a gentle (albeit chilly) 6-9mph SW breeze. Racing started promptly at 10:30 on a long course which mostly tested boat speed over upwind tactics. Stuart Penny's (ILCA6) downwind speed kept him ahead of Phil Dickinson (ILCA7) for the first half of the race and allowed him to stay just in front of Carl Wood (ILCA7) throughout the dying seconds of the

    Published 17:49 on 26 Nov 2023

  • SDSC News Tues 21 Nov 2023

    Training Courses & Next Year (Phil Dickinson) Well-done to 9 candidates who have recently gained their RYA Powerboat Level 2 awards at the club. Thanks also to James from Tees River Rescue for teaching a course alongside me. We have started a waiting list for anyone wanting to do a course next year, including powerboat and sailing courses. If you know you'd like to do a course, please

    Published 14:36 on 24 Nov 2023

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