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 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 Boat button in the relevant boat info section below and tell us when you would like to book. We will check that the boat is available and confirm via email.

Fee:

There is a small fee for booking a club boat used to maintain and repair the dinghies.

    • Full day: £10
    • Wednesday evening: £5
    • Juniors: Free!
 
Please leave payment with the racing or sailing organiser for the day. 

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.