The Island Sailing Club, Reading is a small, family orientated dinghy sailing club. We aim to offer exercise in the fresh air, personal development by learning to sail (we will train you if you can't already), friendship, (we run social events as well) and value for money for the fees.

The Club is situated just South West of Reading within easy reach of junctions 11 & 12 of the M4 as well as Reading town centre.

Our Facilities include;

  • A picturesque 35 acre lake.
  • A comfortable and light clubhouse with snack bar, toilets and showers.
  • Dinghies available for use by club members. See table below for a list.
  • A spacious boat park secured by locked gates.
  • Ample Car Parking.
  • Lakeside Picnic areas with Bar-B. If you want to come and see us we're at the club on the 1st Saturday of the month and then Sundays from about 11am. Please call in and we'll show you around.


We also offer a Sailing Experience for beginners. Interested? Do one of the following:-

  • Phone: 074637 54575
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Visit: Any Sunday between 12:00 and 15:00 (Note: Saturday's first weekend of the month then Sunday's for remaining weekends).


The officers of the Club are drawn from the membership and give their time freely to run the club and organise club racing and social events. You can contact any of the officers by e-mail via the Contacts page.

The club has links with a number of other sailing clubs and organisations. You can find their websites on our links page.

The club is an RYA Approved Training Centre and we run RYA dinghy and powerboat courses.


Dinghies available for use by club members for a small charge. Dinghy Type or Class Description
 GP14  3 x Stable trainer/racer for two people
 Optimist  1 x Single handed small junior 
 Topper  5 x Single handed junior trainer/racer
 Graduate  1 x One/two man trainer/racer
 Heron  1 x Two man friendly junior trainer

 Laser 4.7

 Laser Radial

 Laser Full Rig

3 x High performance single handed Trainer/Racer