On a blustery night in October 1898 eight worthy gentlemen from Saltash gathered in the old ferry boat offices on the banks of the Tamar. On the table was one item on the agenda, to form a sailing club to encourage and support sailing in all its aspects on the Tamar and further afield. From those small beginnings we have, more than a century later, the flourishing and friendly sailing club you will find now that is still pursuing the ideals laid down at the very beginning.
Much has changed over that period. From just six dinghies at the start Club members now own in excess of 200 yachts of all sizes. From just a half a dozen races a year the Club now puts on a full and varied programme of racing and cruising events from the end of March to the beginning of November to cater for boats of every description and sailors of every skill level. From a time when a cruise to Fowey was considered to be adventurous you can now find Club members in their yachts from the Yealm to the Caribbean.
We at Saltash pride ourselves in being an active, inclusive and friendly Sailing Club, working together to deliver what our members want in a safe and friendly manner and at a price that is affordable. From the original eight worthy gentlemen we have grown to 500 plus members and dynamic group of up to 90 cadets all keen to learn how to sail. Old or young, rich or poor, male or female, experienced or novice we welcome all those whose aim is to go ‘down to the sea in boats’.
This website is an extension of that objective. Its purpose is to let you know what is going on in the Club. Its purpose is to inform you about our programme of yacht races, dingy races, cruises, moorings, boat storage, cadet training, social events or any of the other multitude things that go on to make this Club. Not only that it will also allow you to interact with the Club and encourage participation in the sport we all enjoy. What you see now is just the beginning of what we hope will be an important way of keeping in touch and being involved in what is going on in what we believe is the best Club on the river.