Why learn to sail?
Because sailing is fun as well as an excellent way of building confidence, team building skills and getting involved in a fantastic sport.

Learn to Sail at Up River Yacht Club

The club promotes a lively Cadet group welcome to young people up to the age of 15. The “Learn to Sail” programme is a great way to pick-up the new skills. Organised over 5 half day sessions between May and July, ”Learn to Sail” is fun and relaxed. To READ MORE please click this link to Learn to Sail.

Fun Sails

Cadets are welcome to come along to the informal ‘Fun Sail’ sessions. These are a great way to have fun, build confidence and enjoy the freedom of independence afloat. Club dinghies, buoyancy aids and safety boat cover are provided. Some Cadets sail their own dinghies while others choose to crew. ‘Fun Sails’ are advertised throughout the summer and take place on weekend dates as well as mid-week evenings to. READ MORE please click this link to Programme of Events.

Family Fun Weekend

This is one of the Up River Yacht Club headline events. It is another great opportunity to have fun with your mates both on and off the water. It’s also an opportunity for Mums and Dads to enjoy quality time with their children. Cadets have the opportunity of experiencing the novelty of camping in the club grounds.
Note to parents: a family tent or caravan not provided by the club. However, if you don’t own a tent, there’s usually a club member or friend outside the club who might help out.

Race Experience

Cadets are also encouraged to experience the excitement of dinghy racing. Race as crew for an experienced club member and enjoy the thrill of race starts, the buzz of close quarters sailing and the smiles when crossing the finishing line! Arrangements are straight forward because the club’s dinghy racing programme takes place on the same dates as the ‘Fun Sails’. To READ MORE please click this link to Programme of Events.

Please click the button below if you are interested in becoming a cadet member of Up River Yacht Club.

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Under 18’s must ask their parents/guardian to complete this enquiry form their behalf.

My family & I visited the club on one of the ‘Push the Boat Out’ open days. Everyone was very welcoming, helpful and encouraging in mine and my son’s quest to sail. As a result, we signed up for the ‘Cadets Training Programme’. Over this past summer, we have both learnt the basics from very supportive club members, have been treated to the expertise of Peter Clancy, (a visiting RYA instructor), and have enjoyed the end of cadet season BBQ.           Richard Owen