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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 and supported by safety boat services.

The main season runs from April to October, although members can sail all year during during daylight hours.

Want to join us? Download an application form here

The Club

Our heated Clubhouse was built by members and has changing rooms with showers and toilets and a main room with lounge and kitchen area, fully double glazed the cozy viewing area has clear sight of the entire reservoir.

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….. A distinctly pleasant place to watch the world go by!

The attractive scenery, together with the footpath network in the local area make it a good place for those who do not wish to sail.   Younger sailors are particularly welcome with special junior courses available throughout the season and the club runs 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 fleet of new FUSIONS and a number of TOPPERS with access to various other craft to sail and to offer training.

During the season a safety boat is scheduled for most Wednesday evenings and Saturdays during May to September, Sundays between May and October.

It is manned by members through our on-line DutyMan rosta system.

Are you on duty?   Check here

Book a Powerboat course for free here

Exciting sailing at Thornton Steward reservoir

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Free Power & Safety Boat Courses

Available to all members as a refresher ready for the 2020 season.

Book your place now from the link

on our training page here

Still not renewed?

You don’t need a password, just e mail address. We now accept PayPal, Credit and Debit card payment options.

Check your membership status now.      Here

The Programme for next season will have a mix of informal sailing, racing events and training.   A full calendar of events to be published in early 2020

Click here for a “Print & Fold” Mini Event Guide

There are also social events and these are enhanced by the availability for members to Camp/Caravan on site during selected weekends and holiday periods.

For a full programme of events,visit our Event Calendar page here.

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

Courses for 2020

RYA Level 1, Level 2 and advanced courses are scheduled to run throughout the season, subject to demand.   Our Junior Courses are also a popular choice.

Visit Junior/courses Page here.

Check the Event Calendar for latest course list here.


All courses and sailing activity cancelled until further updates are available

Check back regularly for more news