Bored? Desperate to get back on the water? Worried you are forgetting the thrill of the start line? Well we can't get on the water, but we can keep honing our sailing skills virtually. The RYA has given Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club a VIP pass to participate in VirtualRegatta Inshore. We've had a almost 30 sailors participating in some test racing over the last week or so and we'd be keen
Published 11:38 on 19 Apr 2020
Club Closure Due to the rapidly changing events surrounding coronavirus, our landlords Northumbria Water Ltd (NWL). have instructed us to close the club to all activities from 5p.m. today 24 March. Naturally this is the last thing we wished would happen but this follows NWL's closure of all sites both for access and for fishing and is now inline with the Governments latest 'Stay At Home' guidance form last
Published 22:40 on 19 Mar 2020
About 150 sailors aged 5 to 16 participated in the RYA Junior Regional Championships for the North this weekend at Derwent Reservoir.
Published 22:54 on 29 Sep 2019
Sorry folks. The sun is dropping out of the sky too early and we will have to finish the Wednesday nights this week.
Published 20:11 on 24 Sep 2019
Wednesday night swimming will restart (weather willing) on September 4th. Sailors please take note of the swimming course and keep well clear of the outer perimeter marked with the white buoys and red booms at the corners. When launching from the slipways keep the jetty buoy to port and be extra careful to keep clear of the swim course as you launch and are distracted adjusting your rudder etc.
Published 19:50 on 3 Sep 2019
Night vision series starts at earlier time of 6.30pm from September Wednesday 5th . 4 weeks left of evening racing. Make the best of it !
Published 22:13 on 31 Aug 2019
The Bank Holiday regatta was combined with the laser grand prix with starts for the lasers and thena handicap start. Howard set us a sausage triangle course with perfect wind. On Sunday the fleets combined. In race 1 the front of the fleet went looking for a windward mark near the dam, missing the obvious windward mark on the way! Race 2 The lasers were a bit pushy on the line resulting in several disqualifications
Published 21:53 on 31 Aug 2019
Not much wind when we arrived but as we launched out to the start area the wind filled in nicely and we had a good wind all day - rising to its best at about race 2/3 - so much so that we were offered a 4th race as a one off. Howard set a good sausage triangle course with a pin end rounding for the finish that furrowed the brows of those
Published 21:15 on 31 Aug 2019
The windy forecasts did not put a damper on Derwent family week. From Monday to Friday the team provided non-stop fun on and off the water. Bin Bag racing, jumping the gang plank of Kens specially modified pirate ship, windsurfing to name but a few activities. Have a look at the DRSC facebook page for a detailed picture diary of the week. Congratulations to Helen, Linda, Nicky, Ken and the youth safety team to name
Published 21:03 on 31 Aug 2019
Fun informal racing. Don't miss out.
Published 20:03 on 23 Aug 2019