Take to the High Seas like Swallows & Amazons
Many sailors will quote Arthur Ransom's books as their inspiration to try the sport.
To celebrate the release of the latest film adaptation on DVD, Blu-ray & digital on
12th December 2016, we are giving young people in St Ives the chance to start their own Swallows & Amazons adventure in 2017.
If you'd like to try your hand at skippering your own boat like John or Nancy then book your place by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org and mention
"Swallows & Amazons".
Bring your own pemmican & grog.
(Older Blacketts & Walkers also welcome.)
Welcome to St Ives Sailing Club
We are a small friendly club that sails in St Ives Bay as often as the weather allows. Club sailing in spring and summer is on Wednesday evenings (as long as the light allows) and Saturday afternoons until October, after which we only sail on Saturdays until Christmas. Sailors of all ages and abilities are very welcome to join the club and if you are a visitor to St Ives who can already sail then you are welcome to come out with us as well.
We race a handicap fleet, which means all is fair and equitable. Two races on Saturdays (2.00 p.m. start), one race on Wednesdays (6.30 p.m. start to 20th April 2016, then 7.00 p.m.) and one race on autumn Saturdays (2.00 start). See notices of race for full details.
We also have a regatta once a year, which visiting boats are also welcome to enter.
If you would rather simply enjoy a sail in the most picturesque bay in the country at your own pace, then our safety boat crew and the occasional dolphin will keep a watchful eye over you.
Photographs: Bamaluz Ripples - Simon Ashmore, T-Shirts - Barry Hall. All rights reserved.
Like to Try Sailing?
Try it for free!
Out of County Membership
For only £30 a year!
We have a small cabin and boat yard at the back of The Sloop car park in the centre of St Ives. Why not drop in and say hello?
We gather an hour or so before racing starts, so at about 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings or at about 12:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoons.
Or find out how to contact us here.
Most boats are owned by members, but we do have five club boats - two Lasers, two Picos and one Stratos - which are used for training and available for members.
If you would like to be involved, but don’t wish to sail, we also need people to help crew our safety boat or assist our race officers in the tower on Smeaton’s Pier.