Berthing Fees – Discount

Its the time of year that berthing fees are now due. The good news is if you pay before 1st February 2019 then the fees are discounted: Adults £38 ; Juniors £27. After 1st February 2019 Fees are: Adults £48 ; Juniors £37. Click on to Web Collect now to reserve your berth.

Dave Smith – Treasurer.

Xmas gift – Sailing Club Membership.

We always want to attract new members to our exciting family orientated sailing  club so we are offering, over the Christmas period, full membership of Elton Sailing Club & Bury Angling Association for the 2019/2020 season at 2018/2019 prices.

It is hoped this might be a popular choice as an ‘alternative’ gift to socks or a pair of slippers. This fantastic offer is available not only to new members but also existing members so you can avoid any possible price rises for the new season by buying early.

For new members the package Includes a two day ‘learn to sail’ RYA Level 1 course, and a full years sailing and fishing at Elton so you might want to consider it for a friend or loved one, All this for £197 for a single person or £270 for the whole family, but hurry, offer ends soon.  Click on the Contact Us page and get more information.

Merry Christmas.
Ho ho ho,
Peter Finney

Snowflake OPEN Series – Sun. 6th Jan. to Sun. 24th Feb 2019

Snowflake OPEN series Jan and Feb 2019.

All North West sailors are invited to take part in the popular and exciting  Snowflake OPEN series which runs at Elton SC on Sundays from 6th Jan to 24th Feb 2019.

Three races each Sunday, first starting at 12.00noon. Entry fee for the whole series is £25 which includes temporary berthing at the Club for the series.  We had some 28 boats out on the water for the “Elton Cauldron” event – the taster  for this series – on Sunday 30th Dec 2018, so lets see you North West sailors down on the water. As always you are assured of a warm and friendly welcome with kitchen and bar facilities to keep out the cold.


Xmas Festivities – December 2018

Tuesday 4th Dec. From 6.00pm – Tree Decoration – All help welcome.

Friday 7th Dec.  – Ladies Xmas party – 7.00pm start. 

It’s time to get out your Christmas jumpers and headgear. We are having a ladies’ Christmas party at the club on Friday 7th December at 7.00pm. Price £6.50 which includes a potato pie supper, (veggie option available). Please let Janet Scott know if you wish to come and if you require the veggie option, before the end of November. EMAIL: : MOB:  07935867719.

Wednesday 12th December – From 6.00pm – Present wrapping for the Kids Xmas party.

Saturday 15th December – Children’s (3-8yrs old) Xmas party  3.00pm to 6.00pm Price £10.

It is always such fun and we look forward to seeing all the lovely children (and excited Parents) for a wonderful, magical start to Christmas. Please book/pay for places via web collect as last year. Any queries, please contact Tina (Mann) at

Best wishes from Santa and his merry band of helpers.

Wednesday 19th December – Brass Band Night 7.00pm start. 

Our Annual Brass Band concert takes place on Wednesday 19th Dec. 7.00pm start. Come along for a good sing and excellent music. Cost is £5 pay on the door and includes mince pies and mulled wine.

Monday 31st December New Years Eve Party – 7.30pm onwards. Sit Down meal £20pp – at 9.00pm. Free Bar. Please order tickets early.

RYA First Aid Course – Elton SC on Saturday 1st Dec. 2018

News from the North West Training Forum
A 1 Day RYA 1st aid course will be running at Elton SC on Saturday 1st December 2018. We currently have 6 places remaining should anyone be looking for first aid training in the area. Course fee will be £60 inclusive of all materials needed.

Should you wish to book or have any questions please email

Our mailing address is:
RYA North West Training Forum
8 Rutland Ave
Warrington, Liv WA3 2RQ
United Kingdom

Marine Radios in OD Office – Update Oct. 2018

Dear Member – Marine Radios
Those of you lucky enough to have been selected for future race duties may be happy to find out that our radio system has reverted back to using the marine band. Although expensive to operate and license compared to the ‘free’ PMR system it does give better performance especially during poor conditions when it is likely to be most needed.
Operation of the base station unit is pretty self explanatory with only 3 functional button; Power and Channel M1 or Channel M2 selection.
Channel M1 is the preferred channel to use so ensure that this is selected on the base unit and that the handheld radios are locked to channel M1 before use. It is wise to carry out a radio check before venturing onto the water. Do not attempt to use the handheld radios on any channels other than M1 or M2 since this would be in contravention of our operating license and could leave the club or unlicensed individuals liable to a very heavy fine if OFCOM decide to come sailing.
Thanks to Paul Savage for his help organising the base station.
Peter Finney

North West Senior Travellers Series – 2018

The climax of a hard fought series of seven events held over summer,  at various sailing clubs throughout the North West takes place at Elton SC in Bury on Tuesday 2nd October.

Briefing on the lawn at 10.30am, start time for first race 11.00 am.   3 races, 2 to count on the day.
For the Series: 21 races, 12 to count for the series.

Entry fee £5 per event, payable on the day.

Handicap racing, any class may compete. No catering, competitors to bring packed lunches, drinks available. Prizes for achievement and under achievement All sailors must be 50 or over. (Crews in a double hander may be allowed below age)

Overall series trophies for 1st Overall, 1st Double hander, 1st over 70 and top club. Series coordinator – Dave Woodhead email Information and results available on the RYA North West Web Site


Adult RYA Level 2/3 sailing course – 22nd/23rd Sept. 2018

We are running an adult RYA level 2/3 course for 2 days on 22nd and 23rd September. This is for members who have completed the level 1 course or can sail to at least that standard. Depending on numbers and ability, it may be possible to run level 2 and 3 in parallel.
Cost is £20. Please enrol on webcollect and notify Steve Restall or contact him if you have any queries:

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