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Lay up Supper Week end 2013

  • 11 Oct 2013
  • 13 Oct 2013
  • Windermere


  • Register to let us know you are coming - but please full in and send off the form as well.
  • Register to let us know you are coming - but please full in and send off the form as well.

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Once again we will be based at the Royal Windermere Yacht Club, Fallbarrow Road, Bowness. who are providing launching and berthing facilities as well as the Lay Up Supper. Bar, lounge and meals facilities will also be available when these are available to RWYC members.

Provisional Programme:

FRIDAY 11th : Launching at the Royal Windermere Yacht Club (or elsewhere – see below) from 4.00 pm. The RWYC Bar will be open. At about 7 pm we will meet at the Lakeview Carvery overlooking Bowness Bay – space reserved for those who have booked and paid in advance, others take their chance.

SATURDAY 12th : Launching/steaming at the RWYC. Drinks and Snack Lunch in the Dining Room from 12.00 – 1.15 pm. Afternoon Steam in the North Lake weather permitting; Tea Stop at Pullwyke; return to the RWYC by 5.30pm for the Lay-Up Supper at 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm; Dress Smart Casual. Booking, payment and menu selections must be made in advance.

SUNDAY 13th : Steam up at 10.00 am. Lunch at Fell Foot 12.00 noon to 2.00 pm. The Tea Room in the boathouse at Fell Foot has been completely refurbished following the 2009 floods. They are offering us a choice of a three course Sunday Lunch for about £15 or soup and a sandwich for about £5.95, or various other combinations. Wine and local beer will be available. Booking, payment and menu selections in advance please – see form. Tea stop in the Lazy Bay area, weather and time permitting, on the way back to the RWYC. Haul out of visiting boats. Afternoon Tea will be available in the RWYC Dining Room.

Boat launching and registration:

The approach to the RWYC is through rather narrow and twisty streets, but experience shows that it is possible to arrive there successfully with a boat on a trailer. The northern approach from Rayrigg Road is the easier. If the gates are not open, operate the buzzer and tell the stewards that you are with the SBA. :015394 43106, http://www.royal-windermere.co.uk. If you find the approach to the RWYC too daunting, there is a public slipway at Ferry Nab, 10 minutes walk from the RWYC. Lake Wardens’ Office, Ferry Nab, 015394 42753, lake.wardens@southlakeland.gov.uk. Boats may also be launched at Fell Foot (National Trust) at the south end of the lake.: 015395 31273, fellfootpark@nationaltrust.org.uk. It will take you around 1½ hours to steam up to Bowness. Boats must be registered on Windermere: either £15 for renewal or £20 for a new registration payable at the Lake Wardens’ Offices at Ferry Nab or by post. http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/thingstodo/water/windermere_registration.


Please contact the organisers if you would like assistance with accommodation or other local information. A short list of local guesthouses can be downloaded from here.

Application Form

Further information from Roger Calvert roger@rogercalvert.me.uk; 01229 885498.
The application form is now available to download.
All application forms must be sent to Roger Heise. Any applications sent to Roger Calvert will not be processed.

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