We are small and friendly sailing club nestled in the grounds of the private Welbeck Estate. Our history begins in 1947 when the late 9th Duke of Portland and his friends established the club for sailing on the great lake in the grounds of the Estate. In the beginning, the club used a small wooden hut as its clubhouse with few facilities.

Over time, the club and its facilities have developed, providing many happy hours of sailing to members.  Many have learnt to sail and hone their skills on the lake.  At present, sailing club members and sea cadets use the lake and there is now a fully functioning purpose built clubhouse.

Our fleet is a menagerie of different classed sailing dinghies, the largest being the Wayfarers. Sailing takes place on Wednesday and Friday evenings as well as Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Sunday is usually a racing day but other sailing also takes place. The club caters for individuals or families, regardless of experience; in addition the club is an accredited Royal Yachting Association (RYA) member, able to run training courses as required.

We consider our membership fees as competitive and you can join as an individual or as a family, with or without a boat. If you own a boat you can moor it at the club, (the cost of storage for the first boat is included in the membership), alternatively there are club boats that can be used by members.

If you would like to visit us to see the club facilities and meet some of the members, please contact us using the email on the website to make an appointment. Please note, as the club is on a private estate so you must arrange your visit with a club member as there are locked gates leading onto the estate. Ideally we would recommend visiting us on Sunday afternoon when most members sail, alternatively we hold an open day every year, lookout for details in our event section on the club website.