Club Boats

Don't have your own boat yet? We have a fleet of dinghies available for you to hire at very reasonable rates. So if you fancy trying a boat out for a day of leisure sailing or racing you can find more information here. Club boats are available to members only.

We have over 20 boats available to hire by the day or evening and for racing or fun:


4 Sailqubes (Optimist)  
8 Toppers (1 race ready)    
1 Comet
2 Lasers     
2 RS Fevas  Please note -  Junior Priority booking for RS Feva   
2 RS Visions      

1 GP 14

To book a boat :

Click the Book a Club Boat button on this page or login at:

https://members.winsfordflashsailing.com/booking

We are expanding our Sailing Club Manager (SCM) Portal to include a facility for hiring the Club Boats.

Club Boats are available on days when a rescue boat is available (Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday evening) and are open to club members only.

If you are an experienced helm who wants to book a club boat outside of those times please contact us via email wfscboats@gmail.com and we can try to accommodate your request.

Full days are £10.00 and evenings are £5.00. Juniors are free and this small charge is designed to help pay for club boat repairs.

We now have 23 Club Boats! Why not try another class for an evening or a Saturday sail?

To start using the system:

1. Login to the Portal either by clicking the Club Boats link in the main WFSC Web site or navigating here: https://members.winsfordflashsailing.com/booking using your SCM login ID (your email address) and password.

2. Click the Club Boats button.

3. Click the relevant class button (Racing Topper 1, Feva, Laser etc.)

4. Click the relevant time slot button.

Note: At this point the button changes to green and the system loads the calendar. This takes a few seconds, please be patient!

5. Select the date you want (open dates are dark blue, closed dates are either red or light blue). The box is presented with a black border.

6. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the green Book now button.

The system generates an email notification that is sent to your inbox and notifies the Club Boat Manager who can confirm your booking.

Payment can be made in cash on the day of your hire session to any club session organiser.

On the day:
 

  1.  Sign in on the ‘Club Boat Signing in’ form, either
     on the Club notice board just inside the Club house or if racing, in the race organiser’s box.

  2. Collect the key with the gold fob from the racing or sailing organiser for the day.

  3. Set your boat up and enjoy your sail!

If you get stuck there are rigging instructions or ask any other sailor for help.

When packing the boat away please:

    • Leave the boat drained of water and tidy.
    • Return all the equipment to the storage container.
    • Make sure the boat is locked.
    • Report any faults or breakage on the ‘Club Boat Signing in’ form so we can fix it quickly.

SailQube (Optimist)

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The first training boat for  younger club members, oppis are very stable and easy to handle and are often sailed as a double-hander by small children, with the option for an adult and child.

Topper

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Single-handed dinghy for all ages, these boats are rugged and durable yet strong and light. Easy to handle for beginners and offering highly competitive racing for the more experienced.

Laser

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Designed as a racing dinghy, the Laser can be demanding for beginners but is both rewarding and exhilarating to sail. The Club also has Laser Radial and 4.7 rigs, smaller sails for lighter helms.

Comet

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Performance, easy to handle, versatile, the light hull and simple rigging make it easy to rig and launch, reducing the time needed to get on and off the water.  Easy to reef and great in light winds.

RS Vision

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Designed for two crew members but can be sailed by a larger crew or be single handed. It is roomy and stable. The RS Vision is a good boat for training, being stable and with plenty of room for two trainees and an instructor.

RS Feva

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Fun, fast and friendly double-handed sailboat for junior, youth and family sailors. Ideal as a training and racing boat for Juniors and Youth. Also good for a single-adult and child to explore the lake.  Junior Priority booking

GP 14

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The GP14 is used for all levels of sailing, from  beginners through club racing to competing at regional, national and world events. Relatively stable, it is ideal to learn to sail in and is sailed by people of all ages and abilities.