A day messing around in boats. No stress, no lesson plan - just good old pure fun.
An ideal holiday day or treat day trip. Stop off for our lovely local produce picnic lunbch (included). Whole days are fantastic value.
Book and turn up this is the easiest and most fun day you have ever arranged.
No, you don't have to get wet, yes you can volunteer to drive the powerboat if you get nervous. Chris is a very experienced, patient and soft-spoken instructor.
We have developed special no duck trimaran sailing canoes and level access powerboat.
We are accessible to those who need supportive seating, are not so nimble anymore, or have any other additional needs.
One of our "Great for Grands" recommended grandparent and grandkids adventures.
Windermere is a lovely lake running right upto the majesty of the Lake District massive.
With some great places for lunch stops and bays to play in we love sailing on Windermere
Fell Foot host our sailing base and that means we have access to their fantastic facilities.
Showers, lockers, toilets, cafe and a carpark (free to National Trust members).
They have wheel chair accessible changing and showers, T- loops in the public spaces, level access In the cafe and the park has well surfaced paving around the main areas
Suitable for all those who can perceive and identify objects 100m away unsupported, or those with a dedicated assistant (talk to us about a volunteer).
Controls are laid out on a fixed rack to make them easy to identify.
We can coach by radio to help guide and interpret the conditions.
Great sailing is as much about the other senses than sight - you can feel, hear and sense the boat's reactions to make adjustments to sail well.
We offer dedicated cognitive needs days including sailing on request.
Suitable for those able to self manage without dedicated support or who bring a dedicated helper.
Participants should be capable of understanding and be able to follow instructions consistently - most sailing safety comes from some core rules. If not, please bring a dedicated helper.
All of our boats can accommodate a dedicated helper.
The core craft to support mobility needs is the Canoe Trimaran which requires the ability to sit upright without being strapped in - Speak to use about a higher mobility needs dinghy based day for a reclined seating position.
To access the Canoe Trimaran, you must have good motion in at least one arm.
You do not need to be able to manoeuvre quickly or dash around.
To drive the powerboat (currently), you must be able to bum shuffle and sit without being strapped down.
Seating in the Canoe trimaran and Powerboat can be in a supportive watersports seat. Seating in an expedition rig or the Omega (sailing Dinghy)requires bum shuffling and sitting unaided
On site wheelchair accessible toilets and showers, changing place and level access cafe.
Suitable for people with most auditory impairments that do not require signing to communicate or please bring an interpreter.
A BSL assistant instructor is occasionally available.
We have radios and T-loop transmission units to aid hearing when separated or the wind hinders hearing.
The site has t-loop systems in the office, shop and cafe.
All your equipment
Site launching fees
A lovely lunch
An amazing day out on the lake
Open public days £90 per person
Private groups from £360
myCumbria Card holders (Cumbrian families with children)
Private group from £240
Educational trips, Clubs, and Care Organisation from £240