MEMBERS of Weir Quay Sailing Club have enjoyed some fine sailing and many planned activities have been blessed with favourable weather.

They have also enjoyed taking part in organised events to Falmouth, Salcombe, Dartmouth and Fowey. Closer to home, some 17 yachts sailed to Cawsands in late July to enable dinghy sailors and Club Members without access to a larger sailing vessel to experience and enjoy the pleasure of handling oversized and over weight dinghies.

Friday evening sail training sessions for novice sailors has continued at Weir Quay throughout the summer with only one evening on the water being cancelled due to strong winds. This year, not only have the junior sailors (cadets) sailed through the reed beds, they have also sailed further up the Tamar and camped overnight, gained some experience of racing, considerably improved their boat dinghy handling skills while maintaining the fun of playing around on and in, the water.

The fleet of dinghies owned by WQSC has been expanded to respond to the increased number of young sailors and to satisfy the demands for more challenging and exciting dinghies. Some are on loan to the club and have proved so successful the cadets are embarking on a fundraising campaign to ensure they are retained.

On water sailing activities at WQSC reduce during the winter period but the club does not stop. Lectures, presentations and training days are given throughout the winter and cover a wide range of topics, everything from celestial navigation using golden syrup to sailing in the Adriatic and knots.

WQSC is a thriving club that is increasing the range of activities and capabilities. It has five RYA-qualified dinghy instructors and four assistant instructors.

Not only is sailing at Weir Quay incredibly good fun, it is also readily available, attractive, occasionally challenging and very good value

The club's cadets have held an awards evening in Bere Ferrers at which the clubs commodore Mick Johnson made presentations to Arthur Angles as the cadet with the best attendance, Arron Kirby as the most improved cadet and Arthur Angles as the top cadet for 2010

The club is always open to new members and further details of the clubs activities can be found on its website at