Drake Sailing Club

Sailing for disabled people within the sheltered waters of Plymouth Sound

Welcome to the Drake Sailing Club Blog.

The Mount Batten Centre

Welcome to the Drake Sailing Club Blog. It will display the latest news and information about the club and our activities and provide an online meeting place for our members. The blog is managed and written by Dave Holmes who you will know as one of the Hawk 20 skippers. There are also regular contributions and up-dates from club secretary Dan Sullivan…A.K.A Captain Dan! We had another fantastic season last year and I’m really looking forward to this year! See you soon Dave H


Drake Sailing cancelled tonight 31st July 2018

Sorry folks,

Sailing is cancelled tonight due to strong winds.


Hopefully see you next week!

Dave H



The Season Starts Tonight!

Hi folks,

The new season starts tonight, and already it’s been cancelled due to strong winds expected later this afternoon!

All is not lost.

Starting this season, Mount Batten staff will be running a social and activity evening whenever the weather is unsuitable for sailing so please come along and join us for a fun activity.

Also tonight, it will be a good opportunity to register as a member and guarantee your spot this season.

So come come along this evening and join in the fun!



Dave H

Reminder for Helms and Crew

Hi folks,

Just a quick post to remind helms and crew that the first of our two training evenings takes place this Tuesday at 5pm.

As usual, please remember to call the Mount Batten Centre before  you leave home as the weather is looking breezy on Tuesday!

See you  soon

Dave  H

Drake Sailing Club AGM on the 12th of March 2018

Hi Everyone,

Our Annual General Meeting is on Monday the 12th of March at 7pm the Mount Batten centre. This is open to all members so feel free to come along and have your say!

The other important date is the start of the season. This is on Tuesday the 1st of May. As usual we meet at around 5pm and hope to be on the water at 5:30 ish.

For Helms and volunteers, pre-season training starts on Tuesday the 17th and 24th of April at 5pm.

Can I also take this opportunity to thank the helms and volunteers for their help and support last season.

See you soon,

Dave H

Are we sailing this evening? The Big Question!

Hi folks,

We’ve spoken with Sam at the Mount Batten Centre and at the moment, sailing looks doubtful due to strong winds expected this afternoon. However, all is not lost!

Jo (our usual instructor and safety boat driver) has kindly offered to run a “soft archery” session in the centre. Cost is just £3!

So whatever the weather, we will be running an activity this evening.

As usual, please phone the Mount Batten reception desk after 1pm to find out if sailing is on or not.
Either way we hope to see you this evening at 5.30pm

Don’t forget Tonight is the last sailing session of the season.

Best wishes

Dave H

Social Evening Tonight 5th of September.

Hi folks,

We are meting at the Mount Batten Centre’s  Isobar cafe this evening for a soft drink and a chat from 5.30pm till  7pm.

All welcome. Hope to see you there.

Dave H


Sailing is cancelled this evening 5th of September.

Sorry folks,  sailing is cancelled this evening due to strong winds.

Hope to see you all next week for the last session of the season.

Best wishes,

Dave H


Sailing is cancelled due to strong winds 29/8/12

Sailing is cancelled this evening due to strong winds . There is no social either . See you all next week

Sailing is cancelled this evening 22nd of August due to strong winds

Hi folks,

Sailing is cancelled this evening due to strong winds.  However,  we are meeting at the Moount Batten Centre for a drink from 5.30 until 7pm. All welcome. Join us if you can!

Otherwise  see you next week.

Dave H

Sailing cancelled this evening 15th August

Sorry folks,

Sailing is cancelled this evening  due to strong  winds.

Hopefully  see you all soon.

Dave H