If you want to come and meet us and to have a look at our club we're around on Sundays from about 12noon to about 4pm

  • Dinghy sailors from complete beginners to competent sailors are welcome
  • Our aim is to promote 'Affordable Sailing', fresh air, exercise, personal development and value for the membership fee 
  • The club is situated close to the M4 south of Reading
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What's on

Current Series - Summer Series  starts on the 12th July and runs to the 23rd August.

Leisure sailing Sundays from 11am 

First Race starts around 12pm then two races after lunch. If you don't want to race just come and sail around.

The Summer's Wednesday Evening Sailing sessions will continue until mid or late July. They are an opportunity to take advantage of the longer evenings to practice sailing, to just have a quiet sail around the lake or even to have a race. We start around 6pm and aim to have the boats back in the compound by 9pm when it's getting dark.

Also this year on Wednesday evenings we are running some Race Training Sessions. They are made up of; How to be a Race Officer, (on shore), a Practice Starting session (on water) and a full race (on water). It will be optional and people can still potter if they don’t want to join the training.





Diary Dates



Awayday Saturday 8th August when we take some of our dinghies to Northney Marina, sail them across Chichester Harbour to East Head for a picnic and then sail them back. Details soon. (see some photos of the 2013 Awayday in the Gallery)








 Training Programme

The Island Sailing Club, Reading is affiliated to the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and is one of the RYA Recognised Training Establishments. It is inspected by the RYA every year when training and safety standards are thoroughly checked.

The club usually runs two RYA Dinghy Level One courses each year for club members who are complete beginners to dinghy sailing.

The club also runs Dinghy Level Two courses for our members. Other courses that are offered for our members are Safety Boat and Powerboat handling and in assisting sailors in difficulty.

Click training here for full program.