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Cost £280.00

  • 2 day course
  • For anyone who wants to learn to sail
  • Price per person (2 minimum to run, 3 people maximum in a group)
  • For enquires please contact wimbledonpark@merton.gov.uk

This 2 day course is aimed at beginners or those returning to the sailing after a long absence. This course will introduce candidate to sailing will all you need to know to get afloat under supervision. The course involves introduction to rigging a boat, how to sail in all directions including an awareness to launching and recovering. After the course the candidate will be able to sail in light winds under supervision.

Course Content:

  • Rigging
  • Launching
  • Recovery
  • Upwind, crosswind, downwind sailing
  • Tacking and Gybing

Prerequisites

  •  Minimum age for this course is 16 years old.

What to bring

  • Pack lunch
  • Weather appropriate clothing and footwear
  • Note pad and pen

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.

Cancellations

Courses will only run if sufficient numbers are booked, a full refund will be given if a course is cancelled by the Council.

No refunds or alternative times/dates will be given.

Courses will run regardless of weather conditions; refunds will not be given in the event of bad weather.