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Alton Water Sports Centre Ltd
Holbrook Road
Stutton
Suffolk
IP9 2RY

Tel: 01473 328408



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2016 Training Courses released for bookings

01 Jan 2016

RYA_Training_Centre_-_new_websiteWe are pleased to announce that our 2016 RYA Training Courses have now been released for bookings.

As always there are courses for all age groups from 5 years old upwards for both dinghy sailing and windsurfing.

Many courses are very popular and fill up quickly, so check out our courses to be sure of getting a place for your budding sailor!



Frostbite Series 2016

21 Dec 2015

Foxs_MandC_logo_whiteThe 2016 Frostbite series is an 18 race series with 2 races being held back-to-back each Sunday between 3rd January and 28th February 2016 (weather permitting).

The first races of the 2016 Frostbite series will be held on Sunday 3rd January 2016, first start no earlier than 11am.

This is always a very popular series, so to ensure entry, please complete pre-entry and pay on-line.

In addition to on-line pre-entry and payment, a completed entry form must be submitted on first registration for the series. An entry form can be downloaded here.



Safety Boat Help Needed

22 Oct 2015

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URGENT 

Our Frostbite Series is very popular, and Alton Water is looking for anyone that has RYA Power Boat Level 2 or above to help on rescue boats.

As many helpers as possible would assist Alton Water Sailing Club continue to provide members and visitors with the very best racing in the South East of England. 

If you or anyone you know would like to help then please get in touch with Adam at Alton Water on 01473 328408 or email - adam@altonwater.co.uk



Chairman's report and AGM minutes

18 Dec 2015

Please find attached the minutes of the last Annual General Meeting. Thank you to all those who attended and it was an enjoyable evening.

At the meeting we presented last years accounts and were pleased to be able to report that the recent trend in negative end result seems to have been halted for last year anyway. There have been some efficiencies made with staffing and we are pleased to report that things seem to be running well.
We appointed a membership secretary to help provide the members with what they want. Alton water is proud that we have a large membership and we operate as a pay and play sailing club and hopefully we do so in a manner that is satisfactory for the users. Despite being a pay and play service we offer cheap membership and storage, we offer regular water based activities and provide the organisation and safety cover for most of these events. The reservoir is often used by a variety of users and we plan on increasing the appeal of the water to even more people.
But we would like to hear from you. Is there anything you as members would like us to introduce? do more of?do less of? etc. Please contact Adam and we will try to accommodate your ideas.
We do realise that the building does limit many activities that we could do. so this year we have been in discussion with Anglian Water (our landlords) and have started preliminary discussions about a new centre. This would be part funded by them and the other part by us. So we have set up a development committee to look at raising funds so we can start to plan a new ​​building. With the new building we hope we can accommodate you, the members, in more comfort. We would like to host more evening events and more fun events so that the membership can enjoy the water a little more and we hope we can encourage you to play a little more.

Over the last few years we have frozen membership fees and storage fees. Sadly we had to renegotiate our lease this year and there has been a modest increase in the rent we need to pay. We will have to raise fees by 5% in general this year but we will offer a discount to early payers and will offer packages for storage, race cards,etc, to ease this. We also have a more defined part year membership and storage scheme as space will allow. See the web site for details.
Also re the web site, We are Looking at improving the customer interface... 
The board wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hope to see as many of you as we can for the Frostbite series starting on the 3rd January.


Dinghy Park tie down!

22 Oct 2010

Dinghies and other craft are required to be tied down when stored in our dinghy park.  This is because in high winds, craft can be lifted and projected across the park, causing considerable damage.  This is not theoretical, it happens. Insurance companies generally require that your craft be tethered for the same reason so if your craft is damaged as a result of not being tethered, you may not have insurance cover...

If your craft has not been tethered or you cannot quite remember whether you tethered it after it was last used, please come down to Alton Water ASAP to check.





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Below are the results of the last race series to take place:

Lemons Hill Bridge Race - Monday 29th May 2017


Start date:
Mon 29/05/2017
No. races:
1
Races held:
Single Event
Last race:
Mon 29/05/2017