Discover Sailing this Summer!

 RYA Sailing and Windsurfing Training Centre

 Come along and find out all that our popular and friendly club has to offer, and discover all you need to know, to get you and your family out on the water experiencing the thrill of sailing and windsurfing this summer!


Burton Sailing Club has a proud history dating back 120 years

Whether you are an experienced sailor or a complete novice, you will be assured a very warm welcome!


If you're looking for a fun activity that you can pursue alone, or with family and friends, then sailing is definitely for you!

Whether you are aged 8 to 88, our 'Discover Sailing' Open days and taster sessions are a great opportunity for you and your family to get out on the water and find out what this wonderful sport is all about.

But don't take our word for it.... Come along and see for yourself.

we are sure you will have as much fun on the water as we do!

Sailing is a great, fun activity suitable for the whole family. Whether your aim to enjoy a leisurely cruise around the reservoir with the family, or to participate in full on championship racing, there really is something for everyone! If you would like to find out more about our great club and some of the activities that we offer, please scroll through the tabs at the top of the page.

Whether racing, exploring places you wouldn't otherwise be able to see or just having a muck around out on the water, sailing can be a great way to get active.

Burton Sailing Club is ready and fully equiped to get you started, and if you decide to progress into racing, sailing can give one of the most comprehensive workouts around.

If relaxing is your thing, then sailing is the perfect way to experience tranquillity and freedom on the water.

You don't need to be fit to participate, as there are boats to cater for everyone. You don't even need to be a strong swimmer - although you should be comfortable with being in the water in a buoyancy aid.

Watch this short video on 'Starting to sail'

If your looking for exhileration, then windsurfing or foiling may be for you. It is the fastest of all the sailing disciplines with speeds of over 50mph possible. It's often seen as an extreme sport and it provides a great physical and technical challenge. 

Watch this short 'Start windsurfing' video

The choice is yours. You can choose to ride big waves, race, or simply chill out and have fun with the whole family.

At Burton Sailing Club, we offer a selection of training courses suitable for the complete beginner. Whether your interest lies in Dinghy sailing, Windsurfing or Powerboating, you will find a course to suit your personal requirements here.  Click here to find a training course

If you already know how to sail or windsurf but haven't been out on the water for some time and maybe need to re-build your confidence, ask about our 'Re-discover sailing' sessions. They are a great opportunity to come down to the club, meet a few of our members and dip your toes back in the water with one of our club boats or boards. We can provide you with a wetsuit and buoyancy aid to borrow, all you need is some enthusiasm and the willingness to give it a go!

For anyone interested in becoming a club member, we have a variety of membership packages from individual junior membership to full family membership. Of course as well as giving you full access to all of our sailing club activities, membership entitles you to discounted rates to all of our training courses as well as access to hire, for a small charge, one of our numerous club boats. Click here for club membership information

We do hope that you will pop down and see us. A list of 'Fast Answers can be found below however, If you would like to find out more or have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Click here for contact details


Fast Answers
Why get into sailing? It's a sociable and fun way to relax, get fit and escape from your day-to-day worries and concerns. 
Who is it for?

All ages and abilities. Whether you want to enjoy a relaxed cruise with the family or get a buzz from the thought of racing, there's something for all.

Club membership is not age restricted, however our courses do have a minimum age of 8yrs.

Is it expensive?

Whilst you can spend thousands of pounds on the latest high performance racing dinghies, small-boat sailing is one of the cheapest ways to get afloat. There are many 'starter boats' available for just a few hundred pounds to get you started. Low cost boat hire is also available to Burton Sailing club members. We have a selection of club boats from the 'Optimist' suitable for small children to 'Flying Fifteen' Keel boats suitable for 2-3 people available from just £10 per session.

What if I want a proper workout? Many disciplines, such as windsurfing and dinghy racing in a good breeze, require an extreme level of physicality. 
Can I take it to another level? We offer a regular programme of club racing if you fancy competing. We also have a number of travelling sailors that travel around the country and even to other parts of the world to compete in regional, national and international events.
Is there a disability option? Whilst we are currently only able to provide facilities for able bodied sailors, sailing is one of the very few sports in which able-bodied and disabled sailors can participate on equal terms. Look for clubs offering 'Sailablity' in your local area.
Is there a family option? You could sign up to a family sailing course and learn the skills together. We also offer discounts for family group membership