Family Fun

Whether you are a parent, grand parent or carer, ensuring youngsters have the opportunity to get involved in healthy outdoor activity has become increasingly important.

Its not just about keeping fit. The confidence that grows through developing new skills and interacting with others can make a real difference to the development of a child.

Go outdoors

Looking for something you can enjoy alongside your loved ones in the fresh air? Do you want to give them an alternative to being absorbed in social media and playing computer games indoors? 

Sailing is an activity you can enjoy together and you will be amazed how quickly a youngster can pick up boat handling skills. This is particularly the case with cadets in the club’s Learning to Sail programme. 

Several grand parents in Up River Yacht Club are remarkably popular when taking their grand children out on their boat. Every trip is an adventure!

Any age

The beauty of sailing is that is can be enjoyed from age 8 to 80. (Several Up River YC members will tell you the age range is much wider than that!).

Members of Up River Yacht Club have a wide range of boats that offer an inexpensive way to get afloat, whether its just taking out a young child in a dinghy or the whole family in a day boat or cruiser.

Budding Olympians

Just because Up River Yacht Club is ‘a small club a long way from the sea’, don’t underestimate what you might learn from being a member. Several national dinghy class champions race regularly at the club.

So if you, or your son or daughter, developed into a highly competitive dinghy sailor, Up River YC could be the first stepping stone to an Olympic medal. Britain does well in sailing and some of our most noteworthy sailing gold medal winners are from Essex.

Join Up River Yacht Club

Whether you or your family want to build your sailing skills to the highest level, or are just as happy to entertain the children and give them the chance to develop new skills. Up River Yacht Club is a good place to start. Interested? Please click the button bellow and let us know. 

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Picture at the top of this page – parents and grandparents entertaining the kids messing about in the river at low tide.