Blackwell Sailing relies entirely on charitable funding and we are very grateful to all of our supporters and sponsors because without them we would not be here today. We are particularly grateful to grant making bodies that include:

Sir John Fisher Foundation

Awards 4 All

Frieda Scott Trust

South Lakeland District Council

We also benefit from some individuals, who choose us as their chosen charity, some can be found going to wild and adventurous lengths to raise money to support us.        Thank you.


We are always grateful to individuals who give directly to Blackwell Sailing. You can, of course, make cash or cheque donations, either in person or by post.  If you would like to make a donation via online banking please contact us for details.

You can also donate via the Charities Aid Foundation:


Sponsored Events

If you would like to help raise funds for Blackwell Sailing by organising an event of your choice.
Below are some examples of recent sponsored events;
Simon McCleery and a team of swimmers completed a full length swim of Windermere and raised £753. More recently Simon completed a coast to coast triathlon from Walney to Whitby and raised another £350 for us. Lesley Wallace and Chris Ruston ran the London Marathon for us. David Hall and Richard Johnson sailed the Cumbria Coast from Arnside to the Solway  raising £2000. Lucy & Matt Pointon completed a double length kayak of Windermere and raised £650. Joe and Scarlet Scott completed the Three Peaks Challenge and raised £1,600.

Other Donations and Gift Aid

If you would like to make a donation by standing order you can download our useful form which will make it very easy for you to do so. You might be able to sign the Gift Aid declaration which means we can re-claim the basic rate tax that you have already paid. Click here to download DONOR FORM


If you are considering legacies you might wish to leave, please consider Blackwell Sailing as a possibility. We would be very pleased to meet you, show you around and advise. All information is on the contact page.

The Trustees

The trustees are also directors for the purposes of company law and David Hall is the company secretary. Blackwell Sailing is a Company Limited by Guarantee.

Mr Geoff Pardoe (Chair)

Jim Currin (Treasurer)

David Riddell

Joyce Manning

Christine Gibson

Sally Johnson

Lyndsey Cooper

Jonny Cormack is employed as Manager and Principal Instructor.

Contact Us:

Jonny Cormack

015394 45333

Cockshott Wood, Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE

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