Carsington Sailing Club is set in the beautiful surroundings of the Peak District near Matlock in Derbyshire.
Developed by Severn Trent Water and opened in the mid nineties, it has quickly become established as one of the UK’s premier inland sailing venues. Its elevated position and open aspect offer the best of inland wind conditions on around 400 acres of water.
It is very much a cat focused club with a variety of craft from F18s to Sprint 15s of which the latter number around fifteen.
Carsington is home waters to George Love and Ray Gall, long time members of the Sprint 15 class. Sport is the favoured racing mode and the venue has been used in recent years for both summer and winter TT events.
George is editor of The Class Association Magazine “NewSprint”.
Both George and Ray are RYA qualified Multihull Instructors and Club Race Coaches. They regularly run training sessions with the benefit of five club owned boats to teach raw recruits to cat sailing as well as budding racers.
The club has excellent modern facilities with a welcoming clubroom, spacious changing and showers and a permanently manned office to ensure there is someone always on hand to welcome visitors.
Accommodation near Carsington Sailing Club
Please find below a list of useful contacts for camping and bed & breakfasts within a short drive from the Club. The accuracy of the list cannot be guaranteed but it should prove a good starting point. Regrettably camping is not allowed on the Club site.
Travelodge Ashbourne Hotel
Tel: 0871 984 6362
Bed and Breakfast
Jane & David Maher
, Ashbourne DE6 1BX
Mrs Michelle Wilson
, Carsington 01629 540265
Mr & Mrs Riach
Mrs Yvonne Evans
Mrs Jill Salisbury
, Ashbourne 01335 370299
Mr Simon Farrand
The Red Lion Hotel
, Market Place, Wirksworth
Derbyshire Dales Accommodation Group
Mrs Pat Walker,
The Wheel House Bed and Breakfast
, DE6 3EE
Caravan and Camping Sites
Blackwall Caravan Site (0.5m but No Tents)
Closes Caravan Park (2 m)
Uppertown Farm (200 metres from the reservoir)
Derbyshire, DE6 1NR
The Pudding Room (400 metres from the Sailing Club)
Web Site: www.thepuddingroomderbyshire.co.uk
Knockerdown Pub (0.5m)
Pamela Hattersley : Lake View,
01629 540354 or 07966 162877