Sailing Club is the Home of Champions!

Sailing Club is the Home of Champions!

Sport April 7, 2020
Sailing Club is the Home of Champions!

Notts County Sailing Club, based at a lake near Hoveringham won RYA (Royal Yachting Association) Club of the Year in 2018 and is an active and friendly sailing club.

The sport of sailing spans the generations, grandparents, parents and children can take part at the same time a at almost every level. Youngsters often start with our Saturday Club then take part in our extensive range of RYA courses from starting out to advanced, quite often with parents joining in.

Notts County’s youth squad is an aiming point for many and can become a route to the regional and in some cases national sailing and windsurfing squads. One windsurfer who first tried the sport at the club is now our Olympic representative in Tokyo 2020.

The club has a large fleet in the Topper class the stepping stones to the Olympic dinghy classes. Charlie Hopkinson (Radcliffe on Trent) and Heather Quinn (Caunton) have been selected to train with the Topper 5.3 National Squad, Charlie is currently leading both the national and regional race series. Sam Grayton (Nottingham), is the current Topper 4.2 National Champion and along with Caitlin Thomas (Cropwell Bishop), Eddie Paling (Gunthorpe), Hadyn Moore (Retford) and Eddie Quinn (Caunton) are in the Topper 4.2 National Squad.

In the windsurf fleet Tom Law (Edwinstowe), Duncan Monaghan (Thurgaton) and Mollie Spreckley (Bleasby) are part of the Techno Windsurfing Zone Squad. Duncan and Mollie are also training with the Techno 293 UK National Squad, focusing on preparation for the Techno World Championships in Lake Garda in October in which they will represent GB.

The club has been involved in the RYA’s grassroots programme, OnBoard, for a few years, encouraging more local youngsters including Bleasby school to discover the many wellbeing and character benefits of sailing and windsurfing. The more experienced junior sailors assist in training sessions for beginners and are fantastic role models, some becoming instructors.

Due to Covid-19 the club is shut at present, for more information on Notts County Sailing Club and the sport of sailing see www.ncsc.org.uk or contact us at either info@ncsc.org.uk or membership@ncsc.org.uk

Published April 2020