The New Castle Sailing Club invites you to sail with us…..whether you are an experienced sailor or a complete novice. We supply the boats, the moorings, the club house……you supply the enthusiasm for sailing!
WE WELCOME NEW MEMBERS: NO EXPERIENCE OR BOAT IS NECESSARY
- No hassle with having to buy and maintain your own boat
- Great “learn to sail” instruction program
- No need to reserve a boat (one is always available)
- Social events and lots of sailing camaraderie
We have a fleet of club owned boats that during sailing season are moored in the Delaware River, off of New Castle, Delaware. The river at this point is over a mile wide, with many more miles of upstream and downstream sailing space.
The club owns a house and barn a few blocks from the moorings. We use this facility to store and repair boats in the offseason, for training and instruction in the spring, and for numerous social events and meetings throughout the year.
The club has a fleet of 12 sailboats represented by two classes: the 17 foot Thistle (a great racing boat) and the 19 foot Flying Scot (a great cruising boat). We also have a large runabout to officiate during races, and to help with various club activities. Finally, there are 12 rowing dinghies that shuttle our sailors from the shore to the moorings.
During the early spring we have classroom instruction for new members on Saturday morning at our club house. From May 1 until the end of October we have on the water instruction every Saturday and Sunday. Racing is every Saturday. We have numerous social events throughout the year, such our St Patrick’s Day lunch, our cruise to Delaware City, and our spring and fall banquets.