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16 Aug 2016

Unfortunately we have had to cancel this Sunday's taster day due to forecast strong winds. We apologize for any inconvenience caused, however we have more dates available!

Please contact Livvy for more details on 01473 328 408 or

‘Extraordinary General Meeting - Monday 12 September, 7pm at Alton Water

10 Aug 2016

Extraordinary General Meeting -  Monday 12 September, 7pm at Alton Water


Dear Member,


Following our last general meeting we have consulted on a draft constitution to enable us to begin our conversion to charitable status.  Having taken advice we now believe that this document provides the right balance enabling users, via a newly formed Management Committee, to appoint charity trustees.  The draft constitution is available on this website by following this link

To move further forward the directors need to seek approval to wind up AWSC once the Charity Commission have approved our application.


To bring you up-to-date a further EGM will take place on Monday 12 September at 7pm at Alton Water.  The Agenda is as follows:

1.       Update on draft constitution and way forward – what this means for you. 

2.       Transferring assets and staff from AWSC to new Charity

3.       Formal winding up proposal

4.       Any other business


All members are invited to this meeting and we look forward to seeing you there.


Mark Hainsworth

Chair of AWSC Directors’


Upcoming Taster Days Here At Alton Water!

16 Aug 2016

Alton Water is running a number or 'Taster' days for anyone to come and try Sailing or Windsurfing on the following dates:

21st August 10 - 4
23rd August 5:30 - 7:30
17th September 10 - 4

This is a great way to encourage friends or family or even yourself into trying a new sport and potentially joining a club, So go on come down and give it a go!

 If you would like anymore information please give us a call 01473 328 408 or email LIvvy at

Sailing with Spinnaker Courses at Alton Water

25 Jul 2016

Alton Water has just acquired some RS fevas and is now offering the RYA Sailing with Spinnaker courses. This is an exciting opportunity to get sailing with some more advanced boats with three sails in a safe and friendly environment. Sailors can work towards their RYA Sailing with Spinnakers certificate, learning both the practical elements and theory needed to enjoy sailing these speedy three-sail boats. 

To book a course, go on to the 'Courses' tab on the Alton Water website, select 'Book a Course' and scroll down to select a Sailing with Spinnakers course.

If you would like to have a look at this course then please click here to view our video.

Extra- ordinary General Meeting

19 Jul 2016

‘Dear Member,


Following an extra-ordinary general meeting, we reviewed a draft constitution to enable us to convert to Charity status.  Following some legal advice the Directors feel that the Foundation Model remains the best option to take AWSC forward.  There have, however, been some adjustments to enable the formation of an Advisory Group.  This group, consisting of members and trustees, will be empowered to appoint two trustees to the governing body.  Coupled with a staged rotation of trustees, this also has the benefit of encouraging greater involvement of members in the affairs of AWSC – at least for those that want to.


The revised draft constitution is attached.  Note that much of the draft is formed from a charity commission template.  The sections relating to appointment of trustees are highlighted in yellow as are other areas that might be of interest.  You may also wish to comment on the Charity Objects which are designed to be as all-encompassing as possible.  


We will be holding an additional EGM in the near future to formally change our status but not before any feedback on our proposal is considered.  Please could you therefore send feedback to with 14 days.

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