Community watersport in rural Teesdale


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

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.


Imagine your Korea finish third in race 4 to Freemantle – by far their best result so far, so well done James and the Imagine your Korea crew!

Winch and Marlow Rope work on Zhuhai
Sail change onboard Zhuhai

Zhuhai finish sixth in race 4 to Freemantle – well done Trevor and the Zhuhai crew!


October 28, 2019

Scary Monsters greet unwary visitors at TDSWC

A bright, sunny, but cold and windy day saw a collection of scary monsters both young and old assemble at the clubhouse. Despite a spooky disembodied . . . . . more


October 17, 2019

Clipper News October 2019

Hi Tony and all at TDSWC, Leg 1 completed and l am now down in Punta Del Este – Uruguay, having crossed the equator and completed my first ocean cross . . . . . more


October 7, 2019

Stephen Mitchell Memorial Fund - Two-Way Radios

Stephen Mitchell Memorial Fund – New Two-Way Radios

TDSWC would like to express its thanks to the Stephen Mitchell Memorial Fund for providing the club with a set of six modern (and floating!) two-way r . . . . . more


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


What's on next?

2020 Work Party (Mar-22)

Sunday 22nd March 2020
Grassholme Reservoir

2020 Club Sailing (Mar-29)

Sunday 29th March 2020
Grassholme Reservoir

2020 Club Sailing (Apr-05)

Sunday 5th April 2020
Grassholme Reservoir


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Recent events

2019 Work Party (Nov-17)

Sunday 17th November 2019
Grassholme Reservoir

2019 Work Party (Nov-10)

Sunday 10th November 2019
Grassholme Reservoir

2019 End of Season Social

Saturday 9th November 2019
The Forum in Darlington


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