Useful Links

Sailing Clubs and Associations:

Sailing clubs and associations based in and around Cumbria and the Lake District:
Bassenthwaite Sailing Club - at the North end of Bassenthwaite Lake, not far from Keswick
Old Gaffers Association Lake District - traditionally rigged boats based at Glenridding Sailing Centre on Ullswater
Ullswater Yacht Club - dinghies and yachts on the East shore of Ullswater

Marinas and Launching:

Derwentwater Marina, in Portinscale near Keswick - Marina and launching, boat hire, instruction, RYA approved centre.

Canoe Sailing:

Canoe sailing gear and groups:

Solway Dory make sailing canoes, rigs and accessories for the keen sailor - their boats are great fun to sail!
The Open Canoe Sailing Group is an active club for canoe sailers - members meet around the country and go on some impressive expeditions.


Discussion sites:

Song of the Paddle loads of different threads - all about open canoeing.

David Boyd Piper Class Dayboat:

We've had requests for more information about the Piper Class Dayboats - some useful links are:
A replica of the Piper Class - the Rustler 24 - is "inspired by the classic designs of the last century" their website includes some action video.
The Piper Class Association website has lots of information including history of the design and a racing calendar.
Another page about the class is on the Clyde Sailing website.