Welcome to the KWSC Cruising Page
Take to the water, to cruise or simply daydream. Explore the shoreline, filled with colour in the spring, and wildlife from deer to red squirrels. Discover the forgotten joys of childhood, of unhurried time lived in harmony with the moods of nature - cruise at Kielder.
You can cruise independently any time between dawn and dusk at Kielder, however we do organise cruising in company the third weekend of every month from April to October. We meet in the clubhouse at 10.30am and decide where we are going. Bring a picnic as we are usually out all day. Everyone is welcome as we can usually put less experienced folk with those with more experience. To see a flavour of our cruises go to the picture site and click on a cruising album (if you are a non member contact Julie Gibbon for log in details). If you want to chat beforehand about joining in contact our cruising reps Julie Gibbon or Frank Stewart.
Cruising Image Gallery from Ken Lewis
So here you are …. interested in cruising from Kielder Water Sailing Club. I think that once you’ve tried it you will find it difficult to be disappointed.
One of the main reasons for this is that Kielder Water offers a such a wide variety of cruising opportunities:
At one end of the spectrum there are events suitable for the novice (or even “non” sailor) who wishes to join as crew on an organised event where you will find people who are happy to take you on your maiden voyage.
At the other extreme there is both interest and challenge for an individual who wishes to sail off totally alone and spend a day or more exploring the twenty three miles of shoreline, inlets, specific destinations or make ad hock/random landings for picnics, lazing in the sun, wandering into the forest. Not infrequently you can have the whole lake to yourself with not another sail in sight.
In between these there are “cruising away” weekends where sometimes more than 50 members, as families and individuals, camp at other waters and do sensible and silly things on, off and sometimes in the water.
You will meet members who camp at KWSC and are happy to cruise in company in flotillas of twos and threes - a popular excuse being a pint at Leaplish before your barbeque.
Wherever you might fall in the spectrum you are likely to find good sailing conditions for much of the season and if you are careful sometimes out of season too.
I have sailed a few other waters and feel more and more fortunate each time I return to Kielder. I have only found one ( Loch Lomond) that seems likely to equal the opportunities and consistency I have at Kielder.
I look forward to seeing you on the water sometime … even if I have been enjoying it all to myself to that point. (Don't forget to look at the cruising picture gallery below)
This is where you'll find some pictures of what we get up to on and off the water at various KWSC cruising events. We hope you enjoy some of the wonderful images provided by members. If you would like to contribute please use the feedback page to make initial contact with the web master who will then liaise with you to incorporate your images. We also need images for the top right of the banner (which changes on every click of the web site). Many thanks.
In the album below click on an image and you will be able to use a control bar to navigate through the images viewing them as a slideshow. Within the slideshow the images can be expanded further to full size if desired. This saves clicking on each image and then closing it down to view the next image. (Some older browsers may not support this functionality but you will still be able to view the enlarged images.)
All images on this page are copyright Kielder Water Sailing Club unless otherwise stated. If you would like to use an image from this page elsewhere, please contact us.