Sailing adventures.

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Get into sailing, our lakes are great for individuals, couples, families, groups and school visits alike.

Experience a family sailing adventure

Come and enjoy our beautiful lakes on your visit to the South West. Hire a boat or bring your own, sign up for a lesson or try a course. Experience a sailing break with your children – a sailing holiday offers excellent value for money and lifelong memories. A team effort is required to sail a boat and your children will learn valuable team building skills whilst feeling included within your family adventure. Children love the engagement of the sport and families enjoy the special bond of creating moments together. Zipp through the water and see what amazing wildlife you can spot or simply relax and enjoy the views.


Love the lakes and enjoy your sailing adventure

Learn to sail with our activity centres, our lakes provide the perfect opportunity for novice sailors to learn and progress their skills within a safe and fun environment. Our unique locations offer the ideal setting for sailors to master their skills, without contending with changes in tides. We offer sailors of all abilities to progress their skills in sailing through our courses and tuition. Our outdoor activity centres are recognised RYA (Royal Yachting Association) training centres, offering sailing courses from ages 6+.

Explore our threee inland water locations based in Cornwall, one in Devon and one in Somerset. All of our centres provide hire, this means you can get onto the water without owning a boat, alternatively for boat owners we offer storage and small launch fees.

Our activity centres offer friendly and formative sessions for all sailors to the lakes.

Shannon family RYA sailing at Roadford Lake

Open Sessions

This session will have a number of spaces which can be booked by anyone allowing you to meet new people while having new experiences. The instructors on this session will go through the basic skills needed to be able to play games and possibly explore your surroundings.

Bespoke Sessions

This session is designed with you in mind. It is a bespoke session for you and your family whether you want to spend more time learning specific skills, explore nature on a trip of the lake were your instructor will teach you about the landscape you are in or spend the time making family memories that will never fade by playing games that will make you laugh out loud.

Have a go – 2 hr session:

Ever watched people having fun on the water and wanted to have a go yourself? Now is your chance – our lakes are the ideal place to learn how to sail. Join our qualified instructors on a 2 hour taster session and learn the basics of sailing, our taster sessions are suitable for people aged 6 and upwards.

Get into – 6hr session:

Designed to advance your skills, learn about the theory and practical elements like rigging your boat and improving your knowledge about parts of the boat. You’ll play games that involve using your skills and navigate around a course.

Instructor led sessions are only available at Roadford, Wimbleball and Stithians Lakes.


Get afloat any time you like, you don’t even have to have your own sailing kit, just hire ours from 1 hour or even a week. Prices start from only £19.

(watersports member prices in brackets)
1 Hour 2 Hour 4 Hour 6 Hour
Dinghy (pico) £20.00 (£18.00) £29.00 (£26.10) £46.00 (£41.40) £53.00 (£47.70)
Dinghy (feva) £26.00 (£23.40) £40.00 (£36.00) £50.00 (£45.00) £75.00 (£67.50)
Dinghy (vision/ stratos/ wayfarer) £36.00 (£32.40) £50.00 (£45.00) £82.00 (£73.80) £107.00 (£96.30)
Keelboats £40.00 (£36.00) £60.00 (£54.00) £92.00 (£82.80) £107.00 (£96.30)

Launch and Membership

Looking for the perfect spot to launch your own craft?

Our membership packages provide you with the convenience of having your equipment stored on site.

For more information contact your desired activity centre.

Thinking of launching regularly – why not become a member.

Third party insurance is required for all crafts that are launched on the Lakes

Self Launch
Dinghy £12.00
Group (with 3 or moreboats) each 20% discount
Weekly Self Launch 7 Days £50.00
Boat Storage (memberships) £75.00
Extra Boat Storage (memberships) £70.00


Available at:

roadford lake, outdoor and active in devon
stithians lake, outdoor and active cornwall
tamar lakes, outdoor and active in cornwall
wimbleball lake, outdoor and active in somerset
aala, adeventure activities authority licensing
british water ski and wakeboarding
rya (royal yachting association) training centre
british stand up paddle association
british canoe union
grreen tourism award