Welcome to my Scaling Dam Windsurfing website
Whitby Moor Road, Easington, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire, TS13 4TP
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Click this link for the Surfer Today windsurfer news feed (click on the green arrow at the top of each entry to view full report.)
Saturday 16th July - this webcam image is me (just above the jetty) having a great day at the Dam.
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Love to try this windsurfer at Scaling but we might have to extend the lake!

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My name is John and I am a windsurfer at Scaling Dam Sailing Club where I have been a member for a number of years. I used to sail at Redcar but, as I am getting older, felt I needed a safer environment to enjoy my windsurfing.

The venue is a great place for windsurfing with good winds and ample grassed areas for rigging etc. We have a growing number of sailing members who are joining our windsurfers to enjoy this great sport.

We occasionally run taster sessions for windsurfing and are usually on hand to help any new windsurfers.

Given a decent wind the longest reach is 0.75 mile from the clubhouse to the far end of the reservoir - a great blast when the conditions are good!

We can enjoy windsurfing with the wind from all directions. The only wind which does cause problems is very gusty westerlies which swirl around the wood to the rear of the clubhouse giving difficult launch conditions - it is easier to launch from near the jetty and aim to do a run to the far side of the lake (near to where the Drascombe is tethered).

The reservoir is situated on the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors approximately half way between Guisborough and Whitby on the A171 road. The reservoir is owned by Northumbrian Water Ltd. who lease the club house and sailing rights to Scaling Dam Sailing Club.

Click this link for my Location map or here to open the Northumbrian Water Information sheet detailing wildlife and walks.

Click here for the Scaling Dam Sailing Club website.

The sailing club is an RYA recognised training centre and the courses are managed by the Training Principal.
They offer formal training for dinghy sailing from Level 1 up to RYA Seamanship/Sailing with Spinnakers/Performance Sailing.



For many years the club have welcomed the opportunity to share the joys and rewards of sailing with children and adults with disabilities. Click for more information on Sailability.
Sailability prides itself in its ´inclusive´ policy with disabled sailors able to sail alongside able-bodied sailors on equal terms. Scaling Dam Sailing Club welcomes a growing membership of disabled sailors.