On Bank Holiday Monday August 27th Carsington Sailing Club will be holding an Open Day for members who are competent sailors or windsurfers to give them a First Flight Experience. Sessions will take place on foiling windsurfers, RS Aero and Waszps (depending on boat availability).  Sessions will last 1 hour starting at 10.30 and running to 16.00 and must be booked with Tom in the Office. Sailors taking part in the  windsurfing sessions must be comfortable in harness and foot straps. Sailing session sailors must be competent dinghy sailors.
Waszps  and Aero sailors will be around the Club sailing and happy to show off their boats and get people involved, depending on availability we may have a demo Waszp at the Club for First Flights on the day, bookings will be taken at the Office.
As the water closes the entertainment will move into the Clubroom with...read more

The Next Great Adrenaline Fix in Sailing.
Foiling is set to “Take Off” at CSC
You may have seen some Members flying over the water in their foiling boats or boards. We aim to open this experience up to all Members by buying equipment to make this possible. Ceri has recently qualified as an RYA Foiling Instructor and we are in the process of buying foiling boards. We aim to make board foiling tuition available in the near future with foiling boats coming on line next season. Foiling boards being more economical to purchase than dinghies and foils can be bought at a relatively low cost and can be fitted to some existing boards.
To open up this new development we are aiming to start offering beginner and improver windsurfing tuition to both Junior and Adult Members in the next few weeks.
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Summary:  Water levels are falling we are at 86% but STW now only give one percentage for Carsington & Ogston which makes a direct reading difficult to determine.  Things are unlikely to improve in the short term because water stocks are falling across the whole catchment.  The South Slipway will probably be unusable by keel boats by the end of August and large areas of mud will be exposed shortly after.

Full report with graphs

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