Club Dinghies and Kayaks

How to book the club boats

Please note that these boats and Kayaks are for the use of Waldringfield Sailing Club members only. You can join the club here 

Members can book a boat by signing in to our Members area and viewing the Members Page

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Did you know that Waldringfield Sailing Club now owns several boats which are available for members to borrow? You may want to take out friends or family for a cruise or try racing in a different class. The list is below. These boats will be available from mid-April and will be used for Social Sailing and for Junior sailing on the dates when this is scheduled.

There is a small charge to help towards the upkeep and maintenance

For casual sailing:

Wayfarer

We have two Wayfarers used mainly for training purposes, which are available for members to use at other times when the club is open.

We also have two Hartley 15s, which we hope will be the ideal training boat. It is lighter than a wayfarer, with stripey sails, a higher boom, and an asymmetric. Because rigging it is very different from standard boats, you will need to be shown how to do it before you are let loose.

Mirror

We own one Mirror dinghy. It is suitable for family sailing as well as racing although currently there is no spinnaker.

For racing, training and trying!

Dragonfly

The Dragonflies have a class boat, No 45 “Nippy and Tippy”. This boat is available for
anyone in the club to use. The only request is the boat is treated with respect and left as it was found.

 

Laser

The Club has two competitive, relatively new and well equipped Lasers with a choice of 4.7, Radial and Standard rigs.

Hirers must be competent sailors, in control of the boat given the conditions of the day. If there is no rescue boat coverage on that day, you MUST be accompanied by another boat.

We welcome friends and family of members who want a taste of sailing at Waldringfield. They must be personally vouched for by a member and signed in to the visitor’s book. Limited to 3 times a year.

BOOKING:

Racing is booked through the online booking system via the button below. Saturdays (£10) and Wednesdays (£5).

N.B. DURING COVID-19, BOOKING A RACE MEANS YOU ARE BOOKING THAT ENTIRE DAY

 

RS200

We now have a new club RS200, number 837 “Cheeky Monkey”  in top condition. A great way to try racing in one of our faster dinghy classes.

 

Cadet

Did you know Waldringfield Cadet Squadron now owns FOUR Club Cadets?

These are “White Lightening”, “Space Cadet”, “Will Power” and “Crisis”.  

The boats can be hired by members by the day for racing or training, or for a whole Racing or Training series or Cadet Week.  

 

Topper

WSC has two racing specified Toppers which are kept in the beach dinghy park and available to club members for club training or club racing. 

 

Not for sailing 🙂

Kayaks – WSC members only – buoyancy aids MUST be worn.

We have two kayaks available to rent which are kept on a rack in the cliff top dinghy park at the top of the steps.

Instructions for access to the paddles will be sent to you in a confirmatory email once you have made the booking.