The club originated in 1860 when it was known as the Windermere Sailing Club. The club started to organise yacht racing on Windermere, and introduced limits on size and handicapping for different types of yacht. Prior to this, yacht racing was organised on an 'ad hoc' basis; some yachts were enormous, such as one called Hebe which weighed in at 20 tons and could only navigate the narrows off Cockshot Point if it was on a dead run.
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