Discover Sailing

Sutton-in-Ashfield Sailing Club is committed to helping the local community discover and enjoy the thrill of sailing, but is currently suspended due to COVID-19 Restrictions.

Our annual RYA “DISCOVER SAILING” Open Day was due to take place on Sunday 10th May 2020 but had to be cancelled.

Normally, Everyone is welcome just to turn up on the day, but not this year.

Prior to Covid, we had scheduled to have an exciting programme of “Discover Sailing” days on a monthly basis across the warmer part of the year where members of the public can experience informal sailing with an experienced club member.

Again this initiative has had to be suspended.

Whilst trying sailing at our RYA Annual Open Day is totally free, and in the main we use a large & very stable Coble Dinghy with groups of 4-6 people and a competent instructor, the “monthly” days give an opportunity for anyone interested to try sailing in one of our regular club sailing boats, with 1 to 1 attention from one of our more experienced sailing members.

The individual monthly sessions run from 1pm to 3pm on the designated Sunday afternoons, and we do charge for them as follows  :-  

Single person – £10 per person for an hour’s sailing
Two persons (Couple) – £15 for an hour’s sailing for two

The price paid will be discounted against payment for any subsequent application for club membership

Sailing will take place in the club’s training boats, primarily RS Visions and GP14s, large double handers that are well suited to showing newbies the joys of sailing.

Safety equipment such as buoyancy aids will be provided, but sailing is a watersport so please come prepared to get wet with at least a change of clothing and a towel.

Just call in at the club any Sunday afternoon after 2pm and book your place for the next Sunday Session, email our Training Secretary, phone the club on 01623 363318, or show up early on one of the designated  Sundays and we’ll try to find a boat, available member and a timeslot for you if possible.

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