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New Year, New Hobby?

Its fair to say that regardless of what you might like to do, there’s a good possibility you’ll be able to do it in and around Arnside.

Whether its a dance, exercise or fitness class; local interest such as the Archive Group, Natural History and Sustainable Arnside; sport; music; or join the local branch of a National Organisation such as the RNLI, RSPB etc.

You can find details of all the clubs, groups, societies and organisations in the 2024 Arnside Directory or by clicking here and choosing an option from the drop-down menu.

We are so lucky as a community to have all of this on our doorstep. Most of them are run by volunteers and they can only continue if people are happy to help. You may think you don’t have anything to offer, but you’d be surprised. Most of us have a skill or talent that we don’t recognise as such – be it administration, organisation, computer skills, or just a helping hand.

You don’t have to be on a committee, just a volunteer,a supporter or just join-in!

So please help keep these clubs, groups societies and organisations going and ensure a bright future for them all.

Arnside Sailing Club wins RYA Suzuki Safety Boat Contest

Arnside Sailing Club wins RYA Suzuki Safety Boat Contest

Arnside Sailing Club have won the RYA Suzuki Safety Boat Contest beating 180 other clubs. The new Rigiflex Safety Boat which comes with a Suziki Engine and Extreme trailer was awarded to the club at RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show at Farnborough International Exhibition Centre.
The Club have doubled their membership since 2020 and have recently become a charity. The Club was shortlisted for the RYA Club of the Year award in 2018 and 2022.

Offering sailing lessons both at Arnside and Killington near Sedbergh, as well as paddleboard and kayak lessons at Arnside. They are a RYA Training Centre and OnBoard Club at Killington, which they use for longer training courses, as it is not tidal. OnBoard is a RYA Programme to get more youths sailing. The club house is used for music concerts
Rob Clark, RYA Director of Sport Development, said: “It was a very difficult task for the panel to identify one winner. However, the nomination for Arnside Sailing Club stood out for how they would be able to use the boat to help build on the considerable growth and demand in training the club has seen over recent years, their commitment to providing low cost opportunities to get on the water, and their strong links within their local community.”
Rob continued: “We have had hundreds of nominations for clubs to be awarded the Suzuki safety boat package, all demonstrating both the amazing work our clubs do in supporting sailing across the UK, but also the perfect fit this safety boat package provides to enable sailing and watersports activity to take place in the many different locations and environments that people enjoy taking to the water in.”

If you would like to join the club, membership fees are £85 for a family and £75 for an individual. (low income membership £25)