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Thornton Steward Sailing Club…

Based at Thornton Steward Reservoir, 5 miles west of Bedale, North Yorkshire, at the entrance to Wensleydale.

At 35 acres, it is large enough to give good tactical racing, yet small enough to feel safe for the nervous or newcomer as all areas of the water are visible from the clubhouse.


A small family club of about 80 memberships, a wide range of dinghies are sailed as well as windsurfers.

The main season runs April to October, though sailing is permitted all year during daylight hours.

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The Club

The wooden Clubhouse was built by members and has changing rooms with showers and toilets and a main room with lounge and kitchen area.

The patio area to the front of the clubhouse has steps which double as seats which go down to an enclosed grass area in which small children can play.

From here all the water can be viewed and it is a distinctly pleasant place to watch the world go by.

The attractive scenery and the footpath network in the area make it a good place for those who do not wish to sail, youngsters are particularly welcome with special junior courses and a regular Junior Club.

The Club is fortunate in owning a number of dinghies for members without boats to sail.

Safety Boat

We currently own 2 new Wanderers, a number of Toppers and have access to various other craft to sail.

During the season a safety boat is scheduled for most Wednesday evenings and Saturdays

during May to September,  and on Sundays between May and October.

It is manned by members on a rosta system and gives an excellent opportunity to support the Club and learn about another aspect of the sport.

Thornton Steward

2016 - Racing news

Sunday 12th June 2016

The results are in…..See the gallery for the latest racing results.


The Programme for the season has a mix of informal sailing, racing events and training.

Click here for Mini Event Guide

There are also social events and these are enhanced by the ability to camp on site on certain weekends and during certain weeks.

For a full programme of events,

visit our calendar pages here.

As a R.Y.A. Training Centre, the Club offers courses and training for both dinghy sailing and powerboat handling.

Courses for 2016

Just some of our courses include……..

RYA Training Courses:

Exciting sailing at Thornton Steward reservoir

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