Leisure & Day Sailing
Sailing at Derwent involves cruising, racing, training and coaching! As an RYA Teaching Establishment, we are ideally placed to take novices through the basic learn to sail courses - from aged 7 upwards - and we then support that learning with a range of coaching programmes that are run on selected Saturdays for adults, teenagers and junior sailors providing you with additional support to get you sailing well.
Many of our members enjoy the competitive nature of racing, and we offer the chance to join in with this on Wednesday evenings (April to September), and on Sundays throughout the year Whether you are an ace helm seeking trophy winning glory or someone who just enjoys a bit of a tussle with fellow sailors our racing programme provides the chance to join with other members on the water. All of our activities require help from the members and we hope that everyone will get involved in one way or another.
Members can enjoy leisure sailing at any time the club is open or via the buddy sailing system. They may use their own boat or a club boat (subject to prior arrangement and sailing ability assessment.)
Non members, on payment of day or half day membership subscription, may sail in their own boat or in a hired club boat (subject to prior arrangement and sailing ability assessment). At the current time we are unable to offer loan craft to non-members.
Non-members can purchase day tickets to allow them to sail, paddle-board, kayak or windsurf on their own craft on up to 4 occasions per year. This is only permitted when the club's safety cover is operating. (Buddy sailing is strictly for members only.)
Non-members attending the club as a guest of a member, and using that member's craft do not need to pay a fee.
Payment must be made online. We strongly suggest you check the weather conditions before paying. You will receive a confirmation email after you book, please bring this with you as proof of payment when attending the club.
Last updated 17:34 on 28 October 2023