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RYA Try Sailing day

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If you've ever thought about taking up watersports, or even just to have a one-time experience, then this is an amazing opportunity to come and get involved.

As part of our drive to increase adult participation in sport, for just £4 you can come along and 'Try Sailing'.

Book your slot online and that's it! Bring your family, bring your friends! No fuss, just fun!

We can accommodate anyone over the age of 8 and for 25 minutes we will introduce you to a world of watersports right in the heart of the city!

More than that, we're offering a cheap and simple way to try a great outdoor sport without the hassle.

You won't need any specialist equipment other than clothing appropriate for the weather. We provide you with personal buoyancy, powerboat safety cover and an on-board assistant. 

Watersports can get a little splashy, so maybe bring a change of clothes and a towel just in case.

Type of sailing boat will be decided on the day (maximum numbers apply)

Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your booked slot to register and get kitted out. 

If you have any additional needs, please contact us prior to the day and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Where to go

Wimbledon Park Watersports Centre
Home Park Road
SW19 7HX

We recommend using public transport to get here.


The Revelstoke Road car park will be out of use from Monday 13 July - Friday 18 September, the only car park that will be available to use is the Wimbledon Park Road one (closest to Southfields) and is currently free (sat nav SW19 6PE) then a short walk across the grass to the Watersports Centre.

For more details email

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.


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.