Ullswater is a popular venue with attractive scenery, interesting but not too challenging sailing and good shore facilities.
Patterdale is a straightforward 15miles (30 mins) drive from J40 on the M6.
See the “Ullswater” blog on the Swallow Boats forum for general sailing advice and location details.
Local B&B’s and campsites to suit all tastes can be found on the internet.
A popular choice for Swallow boaters is Gillside Farm, Glenridding, Penrith CA11 0QQ
www.gillsidecaravanandcamping site.co.uk 017684 82346
Gillside Farm has pitches for tents and motor homes, is a short stumble from the Travellers Rest and and a slightly longer stumble down to Glenridding.
Glenridding Sailing Centre is again providing parking, launching/recovery, changing rooms and a warm welcome for Friday to Monday, fees to be confirmed. If you are attending then please let me know on this forum or messages and book yourself and boat directly with GSC at:
Glenridding Sailing & Activity Centre
Tel: 017684 82541
Please note I’m happy to provide advice and assistance on the location and meeting arrangements but please see the terms on which I organise this event mentioned in the Ullswater blog and elsewhere on this forum. Skippers are entirely responsible for the physical safety, money and property of their boats and crews.
Finally, Covid restrictions will be lifted before 11th July but the meeting dates and format may be changed if Covid regulations and safety precautions apply.
Moray Macphail has very kindly agreed to organise the 2020 English Raid.
Details are at the Raid England website (https://www.raidengland.org/?page_id=890).
The Raid will be based at the Essex Outdoors Centre at Bradwell with the boats kept at Bradwell Marina with sailing on the River Blackwater.
Website address is http://www.raidengland.org
Most of you will have missed a cracking Raid in Rhu in 2019. Don’t make the same mistake in 2020!
The costs below include 5 breakfasts, 4 packed lunches, 5 dinners, mooring fees, car and trailer parking.
£385 per person for those wanting to stay in the Centre (arrive Monday, depart Saturday).
£285 per person for those caravanning/motorhoming/camping
£260 per person for those living aboard (food included at the centre)
There is no charge for children under 5, but while the Centre is happy to accommodate small children, you will need to bring your own gear – high chairs, cots etc
To book your place on the Raid please go to https://www.raidengland.org/?page_id=916, complete the form and send it to me.