Dinghy Sailing

Contact -

Wendy Barnes and Judith Young Email: sailing@cvu3a.uk

Date and Time - 1:00pm - 5:00pm 2nd Tuesday & 4th Wednesday during the summer months
Meeting Place - Troy Lake, West Hyde near Rickmansworth


The Dinghy Sailing group meet on the second Tuesday and fourth Wednesday of the month (1pm – 5pm) from April until the beginning of October, at Troy Lake, West Hyde (between Maple Cross and Denham).

Members from several different U3A groups come together to sail and socialise under the aegis of Rickmansworth Sailing Club who allow us to sail in their club boats: 2 Wayfarers, a Wanderer, 2 Lasers, 2 Picos and 2 kayaks. Recently, a Comet Versa and Laser 2000 were added to the fleet.

The cost to members is £8 per sailing session, which covers insurance, upkeep of the dinghies and fuel for the safety boat. We provide life jackets, so all you need is warm clothing and a sense of adventure!

No previous experience is necessary but we do ask that you can swim at least 10 metres - we organise Capsize Drill at least once each season. The first sailing session of the year will be on Wednesday 25 April.

New members are welcome, and tuition will be given where necessary so any ability is catered for.

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If you would like to know more about our group do contact the coordinator, Wendy Barnes on 01494 783790 or Judith Young on 01494 259807or by email: sailing@cvu3a.uk

Current Programme

24h january History of Rickmansworth Sailing Club at 2:00 - 4.00pm
25th april First sailing session
8th may  
23rd may  
12th june  
27th june  
10th july plus mid season BBQ
25th july  
14th august  
22nd august  
11th august  
26th august  
9th august  
24th august Last dailing session