***** The OPEN DAY has been and gone *****
BUT it's not too late to come and meet us and have a look at our club. We're around on Sundays from about 11.30 till about 4pm or see the contact page.
- 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
- Find us on Google Maps on and on
Current Series - Early Summer Series starts at the end of May.
Leisure sailing Sundays from 11am
First Race starts around 12pm then two after lunch. If you don't want to race just come and sail around.
The first of this Summer's Wednesday Evening Sailing sessions started on 13th May and 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.
Work Party Saturday 4th July - to clear some undergrowth, clean the clubhouse, rake up some goose po*, etc.
Summer Party and 40th Anniversary Saturday 11th July. This year is the 40th anniversary of the formation of the club and we are inviting any previous club members to celebate with us. The outline plan is to play water based games from about 2pm, have champagne around 5pm, then followed immediately by a barby. Please keep an eye here for further details.
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.