A day messing around in boats. No stress, no lesson plan - just good pure fun.
An ideal holiday day or treat day. Stop off for our lovely local produce picnic lunch (included). Whole days are fantastic value.
Just 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 softly-spoken instructor.
We have developed special 'no ducking from the boom' trimaran sailing canoes which even stay upright unlike many dinghies!
You will be supported by our accessible power boat.
We are accessible to those who need supportive seating and are not so nimble, or have any other additional needs.
One of our "Great for Grands" recommended grandparent and grandkids adventures.
Windermere is a lovely lake running right up to the majestic Lake District massif.
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.
The Taste of Sailing day is just that! A good go of sailing to find out if you like it.
We have a variety of boats to offer and will discuss this with you to find what best meets your needs and aspirations.
Boradly we will be able to offer (weather dependent) a day of:
Wet and wild - Omega sailing
Fast and Stable - Canoe sailing
Fast lake cruising - Swallow day yacht
As with most of your activites we offer a full day to ensure that the bulk of the day is active and fun.
A fanstastic lunch is included.
Suitable for all those who can perceive and identify objects 100m away
or bring a friend
or ask about a volunteer guide
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 also offer dedicated cognitive needs editions
Suitable for those able to self manage without dedicated support
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
or bring a friend
All of our boats can accommodate a dedicated helper
You need to be able to sit upright without being strapped in but with back and side support
or speak to us about an in-boat volunteer (to allow strap support)
To drive the powerboat (currently), you must be able to bum shuffle
To sail you must have good motion in at least one arm
You do not need to be able to manoeuvre quickly or dash around
Seating in the Canoe trimaran and Powerboat can be in a supportive watersports seat
On-site wheelchair accessible toilets, showers, changing place and level access cafe
Suitable for people with most auditory impairments that do not require signing to communicate or bring an interpreter
or bring a friend
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 £274
myCumbria Card holders (Cumbrian families with children)
Private group from £240
Educational trips, Clubs, and Care Organisation from £240