LYMPSTONE SAILING CLUB – a great club for sailors and water lovers alike.

By the time this comes to print, the sailing season should be underway at Lympstone, with craning in of cruisers on 12 April, clearing the harbour hardstanding for the dinghies to arrive.

The sailing club has worked hard to develop this year’s on-the-water programme so that it appeals to a broader range of interests – in particular building up the range of activities for juniors and families, and for SUPs and kayakers.

COVID rules permitting, for families there will be four Sunday afternoons through the summer where the club will be organising activities for children such as treasure hunts and SUP racing. There will be picnics on Dawlish Warren, and this year the club is organising an overnight camping trip to the Turf Locks. All members can book the club sailing boats for these events or just for casual sailing.

For paddlers there is an active WhatsApp group where ad hoc trips get organised through the season when wind and tide invite. This year the club has arranged an SUP try-out day with Exe Watersports, and will also be running a number of SUP improver sessions.

The club will be running the usual amount of dinghy racing this year, with some coaching sessions for people looking to improve their skills, plus some match racing for those who have been excited by the America’s Cup over the winter. The cruisers and motorboating sections have a full range of cruises in company, including to the Dart, to Torbay and closer-to-home, as well as a number of fishing trips.

Finally, this year the club will be running a “Get on the water” club open day on Saturday 19 June, where anyone in the village will be able to try out sailing or paddling on the river.

If you are interested to join the club’s programme this year please email membership@lympstonesailingclub.co.uk