Reading Sailing Club

Reading Sailing Club

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Venue: Berkshire County Sports Club, Sonning Lane, Sonning, RG4 6ST.

The RSC committee is delighted to invite you to attend the club's Annual General Meeting on 11th December. Members are invited to join the committee for drinks and a finger buffet from 7.00pm, followed by the formal AGM proceedings and prize giving at 7.30pm.

The current committee has been in place for 1 year with some members having served for several years and is offering to stand again for election this year. Nominations from individuals wishing to take on committee roles are welcome for any of the posts. In particular the committee is looking for a volunteer to take on the role as club secretary, since Simon Bray is stepping down from his role as membership secretary after 8 years and Sylvia Bohnenstengel has offered to take over from him as membership secretary leaving the position of club secretary vacant. Please speak to any members of the committee to find out what is involved in the role. Our sailing club strongly depends on every single member to run the club so please consider joining us and help us running the club.

Any members wishing to propose a resolution should send this in advance to the club's Commodore Alistair Johnson or again by returning this email by 4th December 2014.

At the AGM the committee will propose changes to the club constitution, a development plan for the club, and changes to the membership fees at the AGM.. A link to the current club constitution can be found here:
As per current constitution only full single members and adult members covered by a family subscription (i.e. categories 1 and 2) are eligible to hold office and vote at meetings.

A full agenda and detail on the proposals will be published shortly.

If you are coming to the meeting or can't make it and would like to send your apologies, please email


  • RSC on Facebook
    See Reading Sailing Club on Facebook

  • Reading Sailing Club AGM was held on Thursday 5th of December 2013.
    AGM 2013 minutes

  • Frostbite Series
    Sunday 23rd November is the start of the Frost Bite Series. The race starts at 11.00 and is a handicap race. (all start together)

    Following the review of the scoring system at the end of last year the sailing instructions have been amended to reflect the consensus of opinion.
    The changes can be found with the following link. Sailing Instructions

    The handicaps have also been changed to reflect this and the 2014 numbers from the RYA. These can be found with the link below. New Handicaps

  • Pink Fleet Saturday 13th September.

    The day dawned grey but that did not deter 20 boats from rigging and taking to the water. After a hearty breakfast and a briefing in the clubhouse, a motley selection of boats with youngsters and oldies, sailed down the lake for a Tektona start. Amy and Tracey, closely followed by Richard and Alice were right on the line at the start. Alice, despite doing some penalties or not...??one the race by mile, but was disqualified of course!! It was good to see Lily in an Oppie, Alistair and Laura in their Laser, Sally going well in Newton's Laser and lots of youngsters in Toppers, including William and Patrick having so much fun in the water, instead of on it!! The ladies made a great showing - by way of an excuse for being behind them, Richard was heard to say ...... "he would rather not have a lot of ladies looking at him...!!" There was a bit of crowding, bumping and shouting at 8.....but a very high standard of sailing overall. The Pink Fleet cup went to Steve for sailing his First ever race....well done Steve, who had to settle with a kiss from Monica in lieu of the cup which had not been returned.... I wonder who that was...??? Thanks were given to James, Pat, Brian and Monica for manning the safety boats.

    Pink Christmas Party - 13th December.

  • Next Work Party - 6th of December.

  • A key to the club house is available from Don Dow if you would like one. £15 deposit. See him at the club or contact via e-mail

  • OPPIES Report - 2013
    For report and link to Pictures, see Youth Sailing.

  • The upstream gauge at Sonning lock
    Please check water levels before races.
    Click here


    Operating procedures for Pirates

    Last Pirates Sept 4th.

    The last Pirates of the year saw some 26 youngsters on the water with little wind. After the safety briefing, the boats launched in pairs, aided by the parents, and proceeded under Gary's guidance to 'hunt for treasure!' They made a 'raft', did a lot of capsizing and had a lot of fun as ever!! The stunning sunset was a perfect back drop for the boats - see Face Book for pictures. Everyone enjoyed hot chocolate amid the thanks and cheers for Gary and Monica - bottles of wine were gratefully received and vouchers for Haweli. A great end to another fantastic season of Pirates. Pirates Halloween / Fireworks celebrations is likely to be Nov this space for more details.