We are a friendly and welcoming club that caters for a range of sailors, from complete beginners to seasoned pros!

The club currently owns 1fireflies and sails at Tata Steel Sailing club in Port Talbot. We run sailing sessions for all members on Wednesday afternoons followed by epic socials in the evening(COVID permitting)! 
 
The sailing club has competitive racing teams with an action packed race calendar that takes them all over the country to compete against other universities. We compete in Team Racing across the country as well as competing at the annual Yachting, National competitions.  

We run our own sailing event annually - The Swansea Spartan - in which other universities join us in Swansea for a weekend of racing as well as two socials they will never forget! In 2019 we held our biggest event so far and it was a success all round, despite the difficult weather. This is year will be an interesting year, but we will do everything we can (safely) to get out on the water! 

In the next few weeks, we have FREE taster sessions that anyone of any skill level is welcome to attend. Whether you're an experienced racer or you've never been on a boat, we space for you. 

So here's what you need to know: 

  • The (FREE) taster session will be on Wednesday 7th October and Wednesday 21st October. 
  • Coach pick up from the sports centre next to Singleton at 1300, and Bay Campus at 1315 (across the road at the bus stop).  
  • Wear clothes you're happy to get wet in and clothes to change into after. 

Just a heads up, in line with COVID regulations, there currently are not any changing facilities available so you will need to come in the clothes/kit you wish to sail in. 

Membership 

Our membership is £35 a year which doesn’t need to be paid until after the first few sessions just so you are sure you are happy joining our club! (sports Swansea membership must be bought for the taster sessions to ensure valid insurance coverage  

Socials   

Usually every Wednesday we would have a big social and then go out to wind street, but this year things will be slightly different. We are doing our best to make sure that you still have a fun filled year and we are making sure that our socials are fun but also safe for everyone! 

Summer Sail Week  

Summer Sail Week will be taking place in June 2021 in stunning Corfu. With a week of sunny sailing, messing about on boats and making the most of the Corfu nightlife, with the many other universities that will be joining us, its not hard to see why it's our most raved about trip. 

We sail and play all day the perfect fun end to a stressful year of university and the disease that will not be named. Since the sail week was cancelled due to obvious reasons this year will be better than ever to make sure we keep up our reputation! It's a trip full of exploring and relaxing and we can't wait to have fun with you all next year. 

We're looking forward to seeing you all there- See you on the water!!

You can register for the club on the official Student Union website. 

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to message us on our social media below or email us at sailing@swansea-sports.co.uk

The Sailing Sports team
The Sailing Sports team

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