When the tide is in you will find that Arnside is one of the best places to sail in the North West.
With a wide south west facing estuary, fast running tides and constant winds, Arnside is a great place to enjoy the thrills of sailing in the sea.
Arnside is situated on the Kent Estuary at the top of Morecambe Bay in an area of outside natural beauty with Lakeland views. Our clubhouse which is located in the Old Customs House on the Promenade offers you a varied programme of social and musical events. The club has low membership fees, a thriving cadet programme and club boats available for use by members. Join us and make new friends.
Arnside has a long history of sailing. There were Victorian regattas. The village’s first sailing club was set up in 1852.
Crossfields of Arnside built yachts and Morecambe Bay Prawners. The Sailing Club own Severn a yacht built by Crossfields in 1912. The purchase was funded by a Heritage Lottery grant. Both Arthur Ransome’s Swallow and Coch-y-bonddhu were built in the village.
Arnside is easy to get to being close to the M6 and on the railway from Manchester Airport to Barrow.
The conference on Crossfield’s of Arnside and their boats attracted over 70 people, including boat owners from Scotland, Wales, the South and East Coasts. Crossfield’s of Arnside were leading builders of Morecambe Bay Prawners and Yachts from the 1840s to 1940s. Around 40 of their boats are still in existence. In 2018 Arnside Sailing Club […]