The place to come for competitive but friendly sailing.
Keep in touch with your Laser : Competitive Sailors from
the Kent coast come here.
The Lake at Westbere just to the east of Canterbury, Kent in
is used for sailing by the Westbere Frostbite Sailing Association,
membership of which is open to all prepared to pay its very nominal
In 1999 a Walcon pontoon was purchased and installed. This is adjacent to the slipway and provides improved access to boats afloat in the water.
The lake of about 50 acres in extent is the property of R. Brett & Sons, who have licensed the WFSA to operate it. A large part of the area is a Nature Reserve, and sailing and angling take place all the year round in tune with the needs of the native and immigrant populations of birds and animals. Sailing, for dinghies only, is divided into two sections at the present.
Winter: Sailing is mainly a series of
races sailed on
Sunday mornings with a high degree of competion. These races are
contested by helmsmen from all round the coast of Kent, and the
standard at the front of the fleet is up to Olympic. At the tail end,
the standard is more like the average club sailor. Lone sailing is not
recommended, since water temperatures can drop to freezing point.
The water stays flat even in high winds ....
from October 1999,
Junior membership will cost £15 per annum,
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