Tata Steel Sailing Club

Margam

Notice of SGM & AGM

Sunday 25th Nov. 10 am at the clubhouse

Sailing

The reservoir is over one mile long by approximately half a mile wide, where cruising can be enjoyed under the safe visibility of the on-duty safety boat crews

Tuesday evenings through the Spring and Summer months provide a safe environment for casual sailing as well as the opportunity to practice skills in a non-raciing environment.

Windsurfing

Whatever your ability, the Lake is ideal for windsurfing in most wind directions, with a spacious grassy area for rigging, and an easy launching area.

You don’t have to worry about tides and you can enjoy the luxury of hot showers, hot drinks and the chance to have a chat with other members.

Racing

We have racing all year round at the club, as the resevior is warm enough to sail in without too much discomfort even in the winter months. During the warmer months we have racing three days a week as well as various class and club regattas

You will find club racing competitive and friendly at the same time in both the General Handicap Fleet as well as the well established Solo Class Fleet

News

Club Handicap Meeting

Open Discussion on Club Handicaps

PY Flyer

Sunday, 18th November 2018 at 16:00

Two Motions have been put forward to change our Club Handicap systems at this year's AGM

It shows that there is some concern over the recently adopted Club Portsmouth Number system and a meeting has been called to allow all interested parties to discuss and understand the systems so that they can vote at the AGM armed with the knowledge of each option.

It is possible that, after the discussion, the motions may be withdrawn

Please try to attend to get your views aired. This is the last chance you will get before the AGM

Isle of Wight Presentation and Fish 'n' Chip Supper

Tata Osprey in 60-mile Isle of Wight Race

Osprey at Dawn

Ospreys launching at Dawn

Friday, 7 December 2018 at 19:00

A quote from sailinganarchy.com:

"Those ... Ospreys going round on Saturday… we raced the same course two-handed on the J/80 starting an hour later and beating back up the Solent in 20kt after 8 hours we were pretty grumpy to see them all still in front…Bloody unsporting fellows, if you ask me! And no doubt they deserved their beers. 60 miles in a trapeze dinghy finishing into big breeze, wow."

The Osprey was designed by Ian Proctor to take part in the 1952 Olympic trials. A year later the prototype Osprey No 1 was sailed by Ian, John Oakley and Cliff Norbury in a Round the Isle of Wight race for dinghies, organised to commemorate the Queen’s Coronation. Osprey won that race by a matter of seconds beating 300 of the best dinghy sailors in the process. Their winning time was around 11 hours.

Tata Sailors Oscar Chess and David and Ros Downs organised a repeat of the race to commemorate Ian's 100th birthday.

Oscar and David will be sharing with us their exploits during their race around the IOW in an Osprey.

Fish and chips to follow at £6.00 pp.

Club Regatta 2018

Regatta 2018

Saturday 20th Sunday 21st October

Another great Regatta saw some champagne sailing in glorious weather conditions

The steady F2 breeze on Saturday gave way to the forecast F3-4 westerleys that gave all sailors a wind condition they favoured and gave those with the skills to sail in all winds the chance to shine

Ten Ospreys and a host of fast and slow handicap boats made for a challenging mix of boats speeds to organise by Race Officer Ayson Dacey and her team, who coped with it amicably

Results can be found at 2018 Regatta Results

Photos can be seen on the Gallery at 2018 Regatta Gallery

Open Day 2018

Open Day 2018

Did you miss it?

What a pity, but you can still come along to see what we're all about. Please contact The club Membership Secretary if you are interested in becoming a member, or even if you just have a question on club activities

Frequently Asked Questions

No, anyone can apply to join the club - not just Tata Steel employees! Associate Members make up the bulk of the club's membership
Click on the "Join Us" page above and choose the appropriate application form from this website. You are welcome to the club at any time we are open. Please look at the calendar to see when we are there
Times and dates vary through the seasons, check the calendar for planned activities. Might be an idea to contact a member first and arrange a visit, although you are very welcome to just turn up at any time we're there
Membership fees vary depending on your circumstances. Download the application form, it details the various offers. The Membership Secretary can help you choose the best option for you if you need help
We've had sailing members from 8 years old to 85. Physical fitness is more important than age. Sailing is one of those hobbies that suites all. You just need to pick the boat that suites you.
If you are a complete beginner, we have a number of RYA courses you can do as part of your membership. If the schedule does not suite you, we can tailor it to your needs and put you with a buddy. This is a person you team up with to guide you through your training. He/She can help you arrange days of tuition to cover particular aspects or just advise you on how to iprove your techniques

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Tata Steel Sailing Club

Eglwys Nunydd Reservoir
Off Longlands Lane
Margam
Port Talbot
SA13 2NS
RYA Approved