St Mawes Sailing Club was founded in 1920 and has functioned without interruption from that date, with the exception of the war years.
Today it is a vibrant club with around 1,800 members. Every year it provides numerous sailing opportunities - both for local people and for holiday visitors - including around sixty club races; championship events for at least half a dozen classes, both traditional and modern; several cruises-in-company to other local ports; and formal instruction and races for hundreds of children. Its magnificent clubhouse, which has stunning views of the start line and St Mawes Harbour, provides a comfortable and lively setting in which members and guests can meet socially.
Using a wonderful collection of photographs, Nigel Sharp tells the story of this remarkable club.
Nigel Sharp spent 35 years in various project management positions in the boatbuilding industry before becoming a freelance marine writer and photographer in 2010. He is a lifelong sailor who currently owns a 1963 Nordic Folkboat and he is the Commodore of St Mawes Sailing Club.