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Wanderers Race Monday - Arnside behind

Arnside Wanderer Event – August 2022

The second Arnside Wanderer Event took place on Sunday 14th and Monday 15th August. Wanderers Race Monday – Arnside behind Arnside is located in Cumbria at the top of Morecambe Bay on the Kent Estuary south of Kendal. At high tide the estuary offers a large outstandingly scenic sailing area with views towards the Lake District hills. The village developed as a small select resort with the coming of the railway with the Victorians holding regattas. It is overlooked by Arnside Knott, which is 522 feet high. The Lancaster to Barrow railway line crosses the estuary at Arnside running along the north side of the estuary to Grange-over-Sands, an extremely gentile holiday resort, which makes Budleigh Salterton in Devon look brash. The tide comes in with a Bore. With a full moon and spring tides, the Bore was exceptionally good on both days with strong tidal currents.  You need to

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Arnside Weekend Wander 22

Racing and Cruising in the River Kent Estuary Alasdair Simpson is our WCOA member at this well regarded club close to the head of Morecambe Bay and has been shortlisted for RYA Sailing Club of the Year. There is a vast tidal range and sailing occurs either side of HW.  The location provides some stunning scenery and could also interest WCOA members who find themselves in the Lake District region in August.  This will a repeat of the 2021 inaugural event at Arnside SC. For more info contact Alasdair alasdairsimpson2@gmail.com Tickets available soon….

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Arnside Weekend Wander 21

Racing and Cruising in the River Kent Estuary A new Wanderer event is due to take place at Arnside in August. The village is located in Cumbria on the scenic Kent Estuary south of Kendal. There are view across the estuary to the Lake District Fells. With a wide south west facing estuary, Arnside is a great place to sail. Winds tend to be stronger but more constant than on an inland water. A sea breeze may develop around midday. Tide against wind can result in exciting sailing conditions.  The village has a long history of sailing. The estuary was the port for Kendal. The village’s first sailing club was set up in 1852.  Arthur Ransome’s Swallow was built in the village and later kept on the estuary by a local teenager. Another of Arthur’s boat Coch-y-bonddhu was used to teaching sailing at a prep school on the sea front.

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