Info for Sailors
Use of the Club Dinghy Park
Members may keep their boats in the club’s dinghy-park subject to availability and the terms and conditions set out in the club regulations.
You can join the club with a social-only membership. We hold a variety of social events, all of which can be found through the following link:
Saturday General Sailing
A median day at Putney requires a sailor to make the most of a light-ish, variable southwesterly.
The best sailing tends to be on the slightly stronger-than-average days, perhaps with a forecast of around 10kts gusting 20kts, depending of course on your personal taste.
When the forecast gust speed exceeds 25kts we start to take safety measures; the windiest day we've tracked ourselves sailing in was forecast 18-34kts, with some careful safety measures taken.
The lowest forecast we've ever tracked at the club is 1-5 kts (unsailable) and the highest was 25-67 kts (Storm Eunice)
Throughout the year we have to cancel or abort approximately 1 day in 7 due to too much or too little wind.
About 2 days in 7, the wind is sailable, but significantly less or more than is ideal for everyone.
That leaves about 4 days in 7 (57%!) of 'good' wind; though that grouping includes an extreme diversity of conditions, from gusts and rain or even snow, to a perfect summer sail!