Interested in giving sailing a try? All you have to do contact us (by clicking the logo above) and we would be happy to arrange a free taster session. The session lasts about an hour. You will hop on board one of our large training boats and taken for a leisurely sail around our 56 acre lake in the capable hands of one of our experienced instructors. You will experience the free power of the wind as the boat glides through the water and you will learn a little about the boat and sailing in general and hopefully get a chance to take control. As a precautionary measure you will need to bring a towel, change of clothes and some footwear that might get wet.


Had a taster session? Perhaps you gave it a try while on holiday?
When you are ready to take it to the next level and learn to sail we have a great offer for you. Enrol as a new member and we will include a free 2 day RYA Start Sailing course. There is a small charge for a course logbook and certificate. Additionally, as a new member, you will be entitled to use one of our fleet of club owned boats free during your first year’s membership, subject to availability. Individuals and families welcome.

Frequently asked questions

The Level 1 or ‘learn to sail’ course as it’s know, is the best first step. You will learn how launch, be able to sail a boat safely and efficiently then return to shore safely.

Absolutely, we have a active junior section to the club. We offer  junior sessions on Thursday evenings. Click here to find out more about junior sailing at Elton

Not straight away! We have a fleet of learn boats for you to use on the course and for the first year of your membership. These are also subject to availability. 

Change of clothes and towel, just incase you fall in. A pair of trainers, you don’t mind getting wet!

Other than that we have buoyancy aids for people to borrow.

Not a for a taster session. If you want to attend our ‘learn to sail’ course then you need to be a member. Click here to find out how to join

Membership represent fantastic value for money, as you get a learn to sail course (typically £200 at a commercial centre) and a whole year to practice your new skills, with the added bonus of a fleet of boats for you to practice in.

Yes, all of our instructors are fully trained. The course you will be attending a recognised course with the RYA.

If you still have questions please do get in touch, in pop in over a weekend. 



"Elton sailing club has surpassed my preconceptions regarding what a sports-based club can offer a family. Our family have been made to feel incredibly welcome and have been given training alongside free coaching and never been made to feel like a group of beginners; there is a nurturing core to the club. The other juniors have embraced our children into their group where they all form an incredibly fun and friendly cohort whether sailing or socialising. Being a member has quickly turned from an occasional visit to our main hobby for all of our family to participate in."