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Pay and play

Wimbledon Park Watersports Centre offers pay and play sailing sessions to members of the public. On our safe and easy accessible lake in SW19, there's no better deal in London.

Minimum age for all activities is 10 years old and must be confident in the water (see activity for more details on age)

There is a minimum number of people required to book, so please tell your friends! 

Terms and conditions 

Tuesday adult sailing

Free sail for adults over the age of 18 years old with safety cover
Check availability and book     
  • Safety cover, no coaching

    For those who can do the following unassisted

    • Rig their boat properly

    • Launch and recover
    • Capsize and recover effectively and confidently
  • £30 per person, per session (not refundable or transferable)
  • Tuesdays 5.30pm – 7.30pm
  • May - June (could be extended if interest)

If you are not at the above standard why not book onto the following

What to bring and other important information

  • There are currently no changing or shower facilities available, access to the Watersports Centre building is only in case of emergencies

  • Proof of payment (showing us confirmation email on phone is sufficient)
  • Clothes suitable for the weather conditions (no jeans), including waterproof jacket
  • Old trainers (something secure, not crocs, flip flops or wellington boots)
  • Towel and sun protection
  • Complete change of clothes, you may get wet (shower facilities are available)
  • All participants need to arrive ready changed in suitable clothes for the weather conditions, having already visited the toilet and washed their hands.
  • It is the participants responsibility if they have been in contact with a confirmed Covid-19 case to self-isolate as recommended by the government, current guidance for current guidance.
  • We have undertaken new protocols to mitigate the risks of Covid-19 at the Centre, but all participants (and guardians/bookers for those under 18) must take responsibility for the decision to take on the risk of attending.

Cancellations

  • No refund or alternative times will be given
  • Courses will only run if sufficient numbers are booked in advanced
  • A full refund will be given if a course is cancelled by the Council, you will be contacted in advance of the course start date with the options available at that time.

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Where to go

Wimbledon Park Watersports Centre
Home Park Road
Wimbledon
SW19 7HX

We recommend using public transport to get here.

Driving

Sat nav post code SW18 5NW takes you to McCluskey's newsagents, on the corner of Revelstoke Road and Elsenham Street, just outside the park.

There is a small pay-and-display car park by Revelstoke Road, but it is often full.

Free car parking is also available at the Wimbledon Park Road entrance (sat nav SW19 6PE). It is a slightly longer walk across the grass to the Watersports Centre.

For more details email wimbledonpark@merton.gov.uk

During the Wimbledon Tennis Championships there is no vehicle access to Wimbledon Park for dropping off and collecting. These parking restrictions may be enforced before the start and after the end date of the championships. Please check the All England Lawn Tennis website for specific traffic restrictions.