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Located in Cheshire, Budworth Sailing Club is one of the most popular clubs in North West England.

  • Competitive Fleet Racing on Sundays
  • Handicap/Fleet Racing Saturdays & Wednesdays
  • Raceboard Open on Tuesday evenings
  • Open Events & Series
  • Modern Clubhouse
  • Youth Sailing & Team Racing.

We sail on Budworth Mere, one of the most attractive inland waters in Cheshire. Located near Northwich, this is close to the motorway network and very easily accessed from Warrington, South Manchester and Knutsford as well as other parts of the North West.

Icebreaker Series Report

Icebreaker Series Report

The Icebreaker Series reached a conclusion today (Sunday 26th March) with glorious sunshine, warm temperatures and a good wind from the East down the Mere.
The PRO and ARO set 3 good courses from boat starts, covering the length of the water, from I or A down to E or F. The wind at the top of the course also benefited from the recent work on the trees around I and H.

The top scorers were spread across 3 different classes:
First – Dave Nicholson (Laser)
Second – Phil Barnes (Solo)
Third – Martin and Sian Joesbury (RS200)

A total of 33 sailors took part, with 15 qualifying, so a good turnout during a March month that was kind to us, with good wind and good sailing!

Powerboat Experience Days

Powerboat Experience Days

 Saturday 25th MARCH – this coming Saturday! Starting at 13:30 and going through to around 16:00, these are drop in sessions where you can get the chance to practice your Powerboat skills. There will be a course to drive round (at high speed), plus some manoeuvring exercises taking around 15 minutes. If you want to go [read more…]

Sailing today

Sailing today

Today, the 12th March, saw our sailing season kick off at Budworth, and the wind was a pleasant F3 Westerly down the lake, the weather was very mild, with only a tiny bit of rain at the start of Race 3. Each of the 3 handicap races had a different course, ably set by the [read more…]

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About Us

  • Just one week left!
    Just one week left!

    Our March “Icebreaker Series” finishes next Sunday!. With only five races to qualify and 3 races still to come, several sailors can easily qualify for this short opening series of the next season!
    In April we start our full sailing programme with a busy sailing and racing schedule – check out the events calendar and look at the upcoming events on the right-hand sidebar. Let’s get some fresh air and great sailing this season! If you are less experienced or just want some advice on any aspect of sailing or racing, just ask! There are plenty of sailors who will be happy to help you 🙂
    And finally, if you have changed your boat since last season, please let me know (email Chris Hearn) so that I can update our computer race system with your new details and make life easy for you!

News

  • Icebreaker Series Report
    Icebreaker Series Report

    The Icebreaker Series reached a conclusion today (Sunday 26th March) with glorious sunshine, warm temperatures and a good wind from the East down the Mere.
    The PRO and ARO set 3 good courses from boat starts, covering the length of the water, from I or A down to E or F. The wind at the top of the course also benefited from the recent work on the trees around I and H.

    The top scorers were spread across 3 different classes:
    First – Dave Nicholson (Laser)
    Second – Phil Barnes (Solo)
    Third – Martin and Sian Joesbury (RS200)

    A total of 33 sailors took part, with 15 qualifying, so a good turnout during a March month that was kind to us, with good wind and good sailing!

Visitors

  • Boxing Day Open meeting for RNLI
    Boxing Day Open meeting for RNLI

    Boxing Day traditions are easily discarded -when a blustery westerly blows at around 40 mph.
    The forecast deterred some, but thirty hardy souls took to the water in their boats for the Boxing Day Open. A steady, but twisting wind tested the qualities of all sailors, and everyone was able to end their day with the cobwebs blown out, and exercise removed the excesses of turkey and stuffing!
    From the start a long, but equal, beat allowed some sizable gaps to appear. Sometimes the sheer strength of the wind overpowered all but the strongest and heaviest. The subsequent run and next beat was followed by a good planing reach, before a gybe mark caused many casualties. While many succeeded, the three flights of single handed, handicap and Juniors were now split in half. Just nine boats survived to end race 1. [read more...]