Welcome to the University of London Sailing Club. Never tried sailing before? – We have something for you. Experienced sailor keen for team racing? – We've something for you too. Basically, we cater for all levels of experience. So why not pop down for some great time on the water!
What We Do
For those of you who don't know, team racing is a competitve and fun sport! It consists of 10 minute-long, action-packed, fast-paced races with a huge focus on using tactics and manouvers. It is an invaluable discipline of sailing and only practised at university-level; in fact, the University of London was the first university to establish it in the 1960's with Oxford and Cambridge.
On the other hand, if you're completely new to sailing, learning with us is not only the cheapest, but will also be the most fun way to learn, we guarantee.
When and Where We Meet
We are having a Welcome Saill and BBQ on Wednesday 4th October at the Welsh Harp Sailing Club. It will be a great chance for you to meet us and find out about what we offer. Check out the Facebook page for the event details and do not not hesitate to get in contact with any questions.
We train at BTYC Sailsports on the Welsh Harp, close to Wembley Stadium; directions can be found here: http://www.btycsailsports.org.uk/about-us/about-us.html
For those of you who have been sailing for a while and like to think you know the bow from the stern, come along on a Wednesday afternoon or Saturday morning to our team-racing training. It runs from 1:30pm to 4:30pm on Wednesday and 9.00am through till 1.00pm on Saturday. Sessions are often followed by a social in the evening. We also regularly travel around the country to team-racing events at other universities, going as far as Leeds and Sheffield.
We run RYA Level 1 & 2 beginner courses at Welsh Harp on four wednesdays in October and four wednesdays in February. These are extremely discounted for members, spaces are limited so email us soon to reserve a spot! The price will be £120 for both courses!
Summer Sail Week
This will be the first year that The University of London Sailing Club goes to Summer Sail Week. For a week at the start of next Summer, join us for a sailing trip around Croatia! Prices for this adventure are yet to be confirmed but feel free to contact us with any questions! If you are interested in joining us for Summer Sail Week but don't want to come to our weekly sails that is absolutely fine, you don't need to buy membership to sign up! However, members will be getting a £20 discount. If you wish to come to Summer Sail Week but don't want to be a member of our club, make sure you send us your email address so we can put you on the mailing list. For more information on Summer Sail Week follow this link; http://www.summersailweek.com/pages/What+is+Summer+Sail+Week
This year, we won two team racing events; the Exeter Excalibur and the Warwick Turtle. We were also invited to the prestigious Cam Cup, an invitational attended by the country's top teams and in 2013, our first team were tied at 6th at the BUSA finals.
What Does It Cost?
Our fee for 2017/18 is £70, and if you are not a member of the University of London the cost is £90.
Looking forward to meeting you all for a great year of sailing!
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