Club member Alan Manson is off on the trip of a lifetime. He is taking part in the 2015 Clipper Round the World yacht race. The race leaves St Katherine's dock in London on August 30th.
The race is then sailed over 14 legs
Chris Albert, a regular sailor within the club, has been selected to represent Great Britain as the B3 main sheet at the 2015 Blind Fleet Racing Worlds Chicago being held from 9th until 13th September.
In order to compete in the event Chris needs to raise the funds to attend training events before the event and for his travel.
Please support Chris in achieving his goal by donating on his just giving page.
Fun Day - Saturday 27th June
A fantastic day was had by all, with favourable wind and plenty of sun for all. By the end of the day everyone was readfy for the BBQ and a refreshing drink.
A great selection of live music was provided by Karl, Simon, Emma, & Murray.
Thanks to all who took part in making it such a great day. Looking forward to the next one!
Final thanks go to Eve for pulling the event together.
Barry Finlay belonged to an elite group of sailors in South Shields Sailing Club. Yes, an elite group, the ‘Miracle’ sailors...the epitome of all that’s best in competitive dinghy racing in our Club. It’s a fact that all other sailors at the Club secretly wish they were Miracle sailors.Barry’s time in the Club came after the big Miracle fleet days at Shields, but when he did join, he certainly took up the mantle of his predecessors with great enthusiasm. Styles of sailing of course are often seen to be related to character and personality, as illustrated by past and present Miracle sailors: Bob Robinson...he sailed a Miracle which was never maintained much year on year and which had sails looking like old pocket handkerchiefs, but his bolt-upright posture, reflecting his general attitude to life, kept him both bang on the wind without deviation by so much as a half a degree and always in contention.