Defibrillator Training Held

DefibrilatorThe Club purchased a defibrillator with the help of the British Heart Foundation. It is positioned on the outside of the clubhouse and could be a life saver in this relatively remote part of the South Cowal peninsula.

During the afternoon of the 30 April CPR and defibrillator training was held at the clubhouse.  A big thank you Dougie Whyte (a recently retired paramedic and club member) for running this session. Thanks also to all the participants in what was a very enjoyable afternoon.

Dougie is pictured on the right showing the location of the defibrillator. In an emergency when you dial 999 the ambulance service will give you the location and access code for the nearest community defibrillator.

Club Events Update – April 2017

There’s lots of exciting things happening at Toward Sailing Club over the next few weeks.


First Aid Training at TSCToward Sailing Club have purchased a defibrillator with the help of the British Heart Foundation. It is positioned on the outside of the clubhouse and could be a life saver in this relatively remote part of the South Cowal peninsula. We are running a FREE CPR and Defibrillator training session on Sunday 30th April 2.00 – 4.00pm in the Clubhouse which is open to everyone in the community. Dougie Whyte, recently retired paramedic, will be leading the training. Refreshments available. 


Pirate Fun Day / Open DayTSC Fun Day/Open Day

Our next Community Event is our Pirate Family Fun Day on Saturday 13th May 11.00 – 3.30pm in association with the RYA annual Push the Boat Out promotion to encourage as many people as possible to try out water based sports. Anyone coming down that day will be able to sign up for taster sessions in dinghies, sea kayaks, keel boats and rib rides for FREE. Open water swimmers will be there to talk about their activities in the area. Don you pirate gear and join us for a fun day with a bouncy castle, crafts for the wee ones and time to enjoy the beautiful views over the bay to Bute.

TSC Open DayToward sailing Club are holding this in partnership with the Toward Memorial Hall who are having a table top sale at the same time. It’s all part of South Cowal Community Festival celebrating what we have to offer and enjoy in the area. Coast Coffee are catering with Chouxmake’s Cakes and an ice cream van will be there too. Follow us on Facebook and on this website as we may add other information on this event.

Other activities at TSC

Our sea kayakers have already started their regular club paddles and pool sessions. The keel boats have just launched successfully and racing will start again this week and the dinghy cadets will soon be on the water. If you are interested in the club and want to know more then please contact us via our contact page.

TSC Community Consultation Survey

Suvey Now Closed

Community Survey Now Closed

Our community consultation survey is now closed.


Toward Sailing Club

Toward Sailing Club (a community club) was established in the 1960s on the site of the dilapidated swimming pool which was part of the Castle Toward Estate. Over the years the clubhouse, dinghy park and surroundings have been developed and expanded through community support and the hard work of members.

The club became a charity in 2014 and now owns all the ground from which it operates. This includes the bus turning area, car park, grass areas, clubhouse, storage compound, jetty, harbour quay, slipways, picnic table and seating. These are all maintained by the club and most areas are open to the community and visitors.

Kayaks on the water at TSCAs a community sports club, our fees are deliberately kept low so as they are not a bar to participation. Annual membership is the equivalent of less than £1 per week for an adult and less than 50p per week for a junior. Kayak and sail training is offered to everyone aged 10 and over by our nationally qualified coaches, instructors and safety boat drivers.

Existing activities and benefits include –

  • Club owned dinghies and kayaks
  • Regular kayak/sailing events
  • Bi-weekly sail racing
  • Social events
  • Covered and secure storage
  • Club moorings

This year our open day and taster sessions are scheduled for Saturday 21st May 2016.

There are no paid positions within the club. It is run entirely by volunteers.

As part of our ongoing development, the club has recently obtained a Heart defibrillator and will soon be offering free courses on its use, to members of the local community.

Your involvement

The club is now looking towards its future and has detailed a number of proposed suggestions. We want to hear what everyone in your household, thinks about South Cowal and what we, at the Club, could do to make our facilities even more inclusive to
the wider community and other groups. This is a real, no-holds-barred, opportunity for you to help us develop this area for you, for us, and the next generation. Tell us what activities or facilities you would like to see available – these don’t need to be water sports
related, we want to hear all your ideas. Remember our current facilities are mainly used in the summer months.

How could they be used more often?

What would you like to see happening at Toward Sailing Club?

Our community survey is now closed. Thanks you for showing an interest.

Suvey Now Closed