Community watersport in rural Teesdale

TDSWC members are sailing round the world in the 2019/20 Clipper RTW Race

Hunt for TT
James – the man in the hat?

Our two enterprising TDSWC members, Trevor Thurlow and James Anderson are on their way around the world in the Clipper Yacht Race.

Trevor is sailing on “Zhuhai” (blue) and James is on “Imagine Your Korea” (purple).

You can see where they are standing in the 40,000 nm race – click here.



July 31, 2019

New Group Message System

We now have a new message system to replace the old Yahoo group, which we hope will be a lot easier to use and manage. If you have already responded t . . . . . more


May 28, 2019

Regatta goes ahead in spite of conditions

Finn! Go for’ard and sort that jib wrap’ I shouted over the maelstrom. At his age, even if I had understood the instruction, I would likely have folde . . . . . more


December 25, 2018

Christmas comes early for Max

John Merricks Sailing Trust and RYA OnBoard scheme have awarded a brand new Optimist dinghy to Max to help him develop his sailing skills during the n . . . . . more


October 8, 2018

TDSWC provide a sailing spectacular for bemused onlookers

‘It’s alright Max, we’re in safe hands now’. For Ian, reassuring his child in a violent squall, where the primal forces of wind and water claw at your . . . . . more


October 1, 2018

British Youth Sailing Regional Junior Championships Success

Following the successful F3 courses which have been run by Teesdale Sailing and Watersports Club, six of the clubs new youngsters, Finn Goodman, Olive . . . . . more


September 9, 2018

Wham, bang – the bucket goes AWOL in 24-hour race!

‘Dive! Dive! Dive!’ If you too were brought up with ‘Voyage to the bottom of the sea’ and the submarine ‘Seaview’, you will remember the accompanying . . . . . more


What's on next?

2019 Club Sailing (Sep-29)

Sunday 29th September 2019
Grassholme Reservoir
OOD Richard Hewitt
SBO-1 Mark Meadows
ASBO-1 Adam Machan

2019 RYA Safety Boat Course (1)

Saturday 5th October 2019
Grassholme Reservoir

2019 Club Sailing (Oct-06)

Sunday 6th October 2019
Grassholme Reservoir
OOD Imogen Gibb
SBO-1 Paul Davison
ASBO-1 Morag Bowman


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Recent events

2019 Club Sailing (Sep-22)

Sunday 22nd September 2019
Grassholme Reservoir

2019 Junior Improvers Sessions (Sep-21)

Saturday 21st September 2019
Grassholme Reservoir

2019 Southport 24 Hour Event

Saturday 14th September 2019
West Lancashire Yacht Club - Southport


Bahia – Regatta Day 2017
Southport Sail Training Video
The swinging 60’s (our version)
Bahia in a blow
Bahia – Grassholme 4th June 2017
Laser Vago Trapeze Practice
Vago capsize and recover
Charlie on the wire without harness
Balderhead Trial Sail – looking for gulls!
Max success in Regional Rib Challenge
Staindrop Cubs 27th June 2018
Another windy day at Grassholme
Video with kind permission of Howard Pearson