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24.3 FOS SAILING CLUB

Frampton on Severn Sailing Club has been sailing on Townfield Lake for over 50 years.

It was formed from an idea by Mr Peter Clifford Estate Owner and Mr Frank Hazlewood, the village Postmaster to encourage the local children to enjoy the sailing experience.

Fifty Years later the club has an active membership of over 300, runs Sail Training courses each year for people ranging in age from 8 to 65. These are run mainly in the clubs fleet of 20+ training boats.

The main classes of boats sailed are

Laser, Solo, Enterprise, Mirror, Topper and Optimist plus a Handicap fleet.

There are organised races every Sunday throughout the year and Wednesday evenings in the Summer. Other sailing events are organised at other times during the week including a very popular free sailing/bbq session on a Friday evening.

There is also a Sailability group within the club that caters for disabled sailors and presently these number around 50 with disabilities ranging from Deaf-Blind, Cerebral Palsy to Learning Difficulties. This is done in 8 specially designed boats. We also have a Wheelyboat which enables us to take upto 5 wheelchairs on poered trips around the lake. This group sail on Saturdays from April to October.

The club is family orientated and is very active socially, for two Bank Holiday weekends each year members camp at the club and spend the weekend messing about in boats.

The club has an excellent informative web site and this can be reached by clicking on the picture above.