Who are we?
Within Reading SC, we are the model yacht section, consisting of avid sailors, who enjoy sailing yachts without getting our feet wet. We encourage you to explore this marvellous sport and come and join us.
You will find a very sociable group of people, who come from all walks of life.
Where do we sail?
We have access to the Club waters during the week. After heavy rainfall, it is advisable to check the water level at Sonning Lock. If it is above the ‘typical range’ on the Environmental Agency’s map linked from the home page, the access road is likely to be flooded.
When do we sail?
Here is the 2017-2018-2019 calendar in pdf format.
Every Tuesday and Friday mornings, through the year.
As most of us sail the International One Metre (IOM), we start the first race at 10:15 and we sail for about two hours, depending on conditions. Every Thursday mornings, through the year (please contact the people before before coming to the club).
Several members enjoy sailing other craft, like the Radio Marblehead and the classic Canterbury J.
We are fortunate to have our course layout with approximately nine marks near the clubhouse.
Launching from a wooden walkway on the lake edge, with sufficient depth for all sailing craft.
The start line is set between a floating mark and a movable ‘on shore’ mark, ensuring a good beat in most wind conditions.
The club uses an electronic timer for the start sequence.
The day’s results are collated and published in the clubhouse and on-line.
Contacts for further information
- Chris Hay: email: firstname.lastname@example.org