Wigan Sailing Club

The Friendly Sailing Club In The Heart Of Wigan


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Boat Advisors

Posted by Charlie on January 20, 2015 at 2:05 PM

This year we are offering boat advisors to help members withany issues they might have with their boats. These members have expertise of boat classess which they are willing to share with other members. If you have a new boat you can contact a boat advisor who may be able to answer your questions. The list of boat advisors is being finalised. If you wish to contact a boat advisor at the moment, please contact Charlkie Hitchen on 01942236107 who will be able to put you in contact with the right person. 

Third Wednesday Talk

Posted by Charlie on January 15, 2015 at 11:35 AM

Remember Gordon Medlicott. See below. 

RC Laser series

Posted by Charlie on January 10, 2015 at 6:30 PM

Work on the Jetty.

Posted by Charlie on January 7, 2015 at 3:25 PM

Members and visitors to the club will have noticed that work has been going on on the jetty for the past few months. Sailors will know of the difficult conditions created on the jetty in the past by the digestive activities of our feathered friends. We approached Wigan council for a grant to improve the jetty and were successful in being awarded £5000 towards a £6800 project. This project involves resurfacing the jetty with state-of -the art GRP grating and some much needed renovations to the framework. The jetty team have been very fortunate to have an excellent framework to build upon due to the foresight of members in the 1990s. You can keep up with developments on the club facebook pages. 

3rd Wednesday Talk. Gordon Medlicott. England's Last Lighthousekeeper.

Posted by Charlie on January 6, 2015 at 11:40 AM

On Wednesday 21st January. in the Clubhouse. 7:30pm Pie and peas as usual. This looks like a talk not to be missed. Gordon is an authority on the vanished world of the lighthouse keeper and a published author on this subject. Please make a big effort to be there for the first social event of 2015

sign up for your duty

Posted by Joe on December 20, 2014 at 5:55 PM
Please fill in the form at the following address to take our duty survey. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1lmM7h3eO_jknITsMOYGKHcx7aVww-4bjPrRsuFRSLPs/viewform

Upcoming Social and Sailing events

Posted by Joe on October 30, 2014 at 5:40 AM

Wednesday Evening Talk

Wednesday 19th November - Mark Champion - History of the British Landscape. £3 per person will include pie and peas supper.


Christmas Party

This year's Christmas do will take place on Friday 19th December at St Jude's Club on Poolstock Lane. There will be a live disco, DJ, Connor's bingo and a buffet. Bar facilities will be available too!

Price of tickets are £13 per Adult £8 per under 16 year olds.


Christmas Cracker & Bowling

Sunday 21st December, A morning of short races followed by Family 10 pin bowling in Wigan. Prices will be available closer to the time.


Wednesday Evening Talk

Wednesday 21st January "The last lighthouse keeper" will be visiting the club.

Usually £3 per person will include pie and peas supper. Please note that "the last lighthouse keeper" may be more to provide a donation to charity on his behalf.


Quiz Night

Wednesday 18th February Quiz night by Dave and Diane Lewis


Wednesday Evening Talk

Wednesday 18th March Steve Glover (No title yet)

£3 per person will include pie and peas supper.


Working Parties

Over the winter months there will be regular working parties on the 1st Saturday of each month from 10am. These working parties will be focusing on maintenance and improvements to the sailing club buildings and site.

1st November, 6th December, 3rd January, 7th February, 7th March


Charity Social

Mike Harrington's Band will be Playing at St Jude's on the 5th December. Entry £5 to Cancer Care Charity.


Endurance Trophy

Posted by Joe on October 30, 2014 at 5:35 AM

Great day sailing the Endurance Trophy on 26th October. Gusty conditions to start and then more settled but still nice sailing. Result for first five:

1. Mark Hardy

2. Alan Hayton

3. Bernie and Charlie Hitchen

4. Ken Bright

5. Bill Glover and Liz Kay

Special thanks to Liam Bland, Luke Bland and Jack Bowman the OD and Patrol teams (and there was a bit of patrolling to do!) and Dave Marsh for Cottage Pie and Apple Pie!