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Kielder Water Sailing Club

LUNE SWALLOW CRUISING AT KWSCYou can cruise independently any time between dawn and dusk at Kielder.


Drascombe Longboat at KWSCSo here you are  ….  interested in cruising from Kielder Water Sailing Club. I think that once you’ve tried it you will find it difficult to be disappointed.

One of the main reasons for this is that Kielder Water offers a such a wide variety of cruising opportunities:

At one end of the spectrum there are events suitable for the novice (or even “non” sailor) who wishes to join as crew on an organised event where you will find people who are happy to take you on your maiden voyage.

Lune Swallow at KWSCAt the other extreme there is both interest and challenge for an individual who wishes to sail off totally alone and spend a day or more exploring the twenty three miles of shoreline, inlets, specific destinations or make ad hock/random landings for picnics, lazing in the sun, wandering into the forest. Not infrequently you can have the whole lake to yourself with not another sail in sight.

In between these there are “cruising away” weekends or weeks where members, as families and individuals, camp at other waters and do sensible and silly things on, off and sometimes in the water. Our current favourite location is Carry Farm at the Kyles of Bute where we head over the late May bank holiday week.

You will meet members who camp at KWSC and are happy to cruise in company in flotillas of twos and threes - a popular excuse being a pint at Leaplish before your barbeque.

Wherever you might fall in the spectrum you are likely to find good sailing conditions for much of the season and if you are careful sometimes out of season too.

You'll find some pictures of what we get up to on and off the water at various KWSC cruising events. We hope you enjoy some of the wonderful images provided by members. Here is a link to the wonderful photos taken by Caillin Campsie, one of the Regia Anglorum group members when they brought their replica Viking longship to Kielder in April 2018. It may have been early April and cold, but they had a great time.

If you would like to contribute please use the feedback page to make initial contact with the web master who will then liaise with you to incorporate your images. We also need images for the top right of the banner (which changes on every click of the web site). Many thanks.

All images on this page are copyright Kielder Water Sailing Club unless otherwise stated. If you would like to use an image from this page elsewhere, please contact us.

Cruising Gallery

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  • Its taken over an hour  but the suns warm.jpg
  • Nights start.jpg
  • Playing on dayboat 1.jpg
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  • Playing on dayboat 3.jpg
  • Quiet corner.jpg
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  • Winds gone.jpg
  • Winter sun Jan 19.jpg

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