Absolutely everyone is welcomed and catered for from experts to those trying dinghy sailing for the very first time. There is no group membership fee. The cost of dinghy hire and transport are shared out on the day.
ABOUT OUR SAILING GROUP
The group began in 2012 and, after trying several venues, settled on Llandegfedd and has sailed there every season
since apart from one season at Cotswold Water Park while Llandegfedd was closed for construction of super
new changing rooms, etc. The lake is actually a Welsh Water reservoir but that word belies its beauty; it is so beautiful that
it has been called "Wales' best kept secret" and you can see for yourself at http://www.llandegfedd.co.uk.
We sail on alternate Fridays, normally beginning in April. Travelling in as few cars as possible, we leave Bath soon after 9am and are on the water by 10.30 am but, of course, the fun begins as soon as we set off from Bath and are chatting and swopping amusing stories. We sail until about 12.30 and then beach our dinghies, de-rig them and move them to the dinghy park. Then we shower, dress and eat our picnics at picnic tables overlooking the lake.
Setting off home about 2pm, we are back in Bath by 3-3.30pm feeling heaps better for our day in the country fresh air.
We cater for all levels of ability. The boat shown in the pictures is a "Wayfarer"; it holds 4 people comfortably and is very stable.
If you are a complete beginner, an experienced (Level 2) dinghy sailor will take you out in this boat for a very gentle and enjoyable sail. On the other hand, if you are very experienced and at least Level 2 qualified, you can hire a Topper or Laser 2 on your own or a Topper Omega with others and sail as fast and furiously as you please.
It's entirely up to you!>
Buoyancy aids must be worn and are included in the dinghy hire charge. The staff at the Centre are all pleasant and very helpful. The cost for the day is around £15 - £17.50 plus a contribution to your driver's motor expenses.
Important note: We are very sad to report the death of Patrick, our convenor, who will be much missed.
We are therefore leaderless and treading water, so to speak. We hope to find a new leader soon but, in the meantime, if you are interested in our group please email the Groups Advisers at: