- New member enquiries – How do I visit the club?
- New member enquiries – Adult (No Experience)
- New member enquiries – Adult (Experienced)
New member enquiries – How do I visit the club?
What is the best time to visit and see the club?
- Sunday morning (all year round) arrive at 9.45-10am.
- Thursday evening (May-Aug). Arrive at 6pm
Will someone meet me?
- Members arrive at this time for regular sailing, so please introduce yourself and they will grant you access.
- Please also email firstname.lastname@example.org so we know to expect you.
How does the gate work?
- The gate must always remain closed (as per Thames Water instructions). Once you become a member, you will be provided with a key so that you can come and go as you please.
New member enquiries – Adult (No Experience)
Do you teach people to sail?
How does it work?
- Send a booking request to email@example.com to reserve your place. Note, priority is given on a first come first served basis. Payment is taken in advance of the course to ensure we have the correct ratio of instructors to trainees.
- Courses are Royal Yachting Association (RYA) compliant which means wherever you go, the accreditation is recognised.
What happens after the course?
- Our onsite instructors run sail training days on a Saturday. This is designed for all sailors to sail together and share learning experience.
Are the courses free?
- Courses are £90 which is a club sponsored rate, however you must become a member to obtain the sponsored price.
Can I attend a course if I am not a member?
- Not at this time, no. As a club we have decided to concentrate on training club members.
New member enquiries – Adult (Experienced)
How does it work?
If you sailed previously you have three options
- Take a refresher course.
See details on our courses on the Training page.
- Sail on a ‘Better Sailing Saturday’
Supervised informal training sessions for improving sailors. Ideal to practice new skills in a safe environment.
- Attend the club racing on a Sunday.
Whilst the racing can sound daunting, all our members are very welcoming and keen to encourage to new members
Do I need my own boat or windsurfer?
- For the training courses, the club provides boats and windsurfers.
- We also have boats (RS FEVA, Wayfarer, Laser, Laser Pico) and a selection of windsurf boards and rigs which you can rent on a daily basis
- For members looking to sailing on a regular basis, the club recommends purchasing your own boat or windsurf kit. For inexperienced sailors, it’s best to discuss the type of craft with an instructor first.