Tata Steel Sailing Club



The reservoir is over one mile long by approximately half a mile wide, where cruising can be enjoyed under the safe visibility of the on-duty safety boat crews

Tuesday evenings through the Spring and Summer months provide a safe environment for casual sailing as well as the opportunity to practice skills in a non-raciing environment.


Whatever your ability, the Lake is ideal for windsurfing in most wind directions, with a spacious grassy area for rigging, and an easy launching area.

You don’t have to worry about tides and you can enjoy the luxury of hot showers, hot drinks and the chance to have a chat with other members.


We have racing all year round at the club, as the resevior is warm enough to sail in without too much discomfort even in the winter months. During the warmer months we have racing three days a week as well as various class and club regattas

You will find club racing competitive and friendly at the same time in both the General Handicap Fleet as well as the well established Solo Class Fleet


Tata Steel SC Regatta - 9th/10th October 2021


Tata Steel SC welcomes visitors to its 2021 Regatta.

Racing will be for Fast and Slow Handicap fleets for mono hull dinghies with a recognised PY, Flying 15s and K1 and K6 keelboats.

Classes that register 7 or more boats by the 2nd October 2021 can be given their own start.

First race is at 12:00 on the 9th October, and there will be 5 races, weather permitting.

There will be a galley with hot food. Overnight camping is possible but please contact us in advance to request this.

All competitors should pre-register at: https://forms.gle/2o3RxCwYxbMe2g7GA

Event Contact: John Rischmiller

Notice of Race: Click here to read the 2021 Regatta Notice of Race.

Sailing Instructions: Click here to read the 2021 Regatta Sailing Instructions.

Tata Steel SC has implemented Covid safe measures. For competitors, this means that there are limitations on the changing and shower facilities. Only 8 at any one time are allowed in the men's changing room, and only 5 at any one time in the ladies changing room.

Coronavirus Updates 2020/2021

The club has removed most of its coronavirus restrictions. See bulletin 20 for details.

The following updates from the Commodore on the club situation during the Coronavirus pandemic have been emailed to all members. If you haven't received them they can be accessed here:

9th August 2021 - Coronavirus Update 20 - Coronavirus Update 20.

17th May 2021 - Coronavirus Update 19 - Coronavirus Update 19.

9th April 2021 - Coronavirus Update 18 - Coronavirus Update 18.

7th April 2021 - Coronavirus Update 17 - Coronavirus Update 17.

26th March 2021 - Coronavirus Update 16 - Coronavirus Update 16.

12th March 2021 - Coronavirus Update 15 - Coronavirus Update 15.

16th December 2020 - Coronavirus Update 14 - Coronavirus Update 14.

10th November 2020 - Coronavirus Update 13 - Coronavirus Update 13.

7th November 2020 - Coronavirus Update 12 - Coronavirus Update 12.

20th October 2020 - Coronavirus Update 11 - Coronavirus Update 11.

13th October 2020 - Coronavirus Update 10 - Coronavirus Update 10.

28th September 2020 - Coronavirus Update 9 - Coronavirus Update 9.

25th September 2020 - Coronavirus Update 8 - Coronavirus Update 8.

12th August 2020 - Coronavirus Updates 7a - Coronavirus Update 7a.

20th July 2020 - Coronavirus Updates 7 - Coronavirus Update 7.

29th June 2020 - Coronavirus Updates 5 and 6 - Coronavirus Updates 5 and 6.

16th June 2020 - Coronavirus Update 4 - Coronavirus Update 4.

31st May 2020 - Coronavirus Update 3 - Coronavirus Update 3.

17th May 2020 - Coronavirus Update 2 - Coronavirus Update 2.

17th April 2020 - Coronavirus Update 1 - Coronavirus Update 1.

17th March 2020 - Coronavirus Update - Coronavirus Update.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, anyone can apply to join the club - not just Tata Steel employees! Associate Members make up the bulk of the club's membership
Click on the "Join Us" page above and choose the appropriate application form from this website. You are welcome to the club at any time we are open. Please look at the calendar to see when we are there
Times and dates vary through the seasons, check the calendar for planned activities. Might be an idea to contact a member first and arrange a visit, although you are very welcome to just turn up at any time we're there
Membership fees vary depending on your circumstances. Download the application form, it details the various offers. The Membership Secretary can help you choose the best option for you if you need help
We've had sailing members from 8 years old to 85. Physical fitness is more important than age. Sailing is one of those hobbies that suites all. You just need to pick the boat that suites you.
If you are a complete beginner, we have a number of RYA courses you can do as part of your membership. If the schedule does not suite you, we can tailor it to your needs and put you with a buddy. This is a person you team up with to guide you through your training. He/She can help you arrange days of tuition to cover particular aspects or just advise you on how to iprove your techniques