Book a Taster of Cambridge Sailing or Windsurfing
Book a taster of Cambridge sailing or windsurfing. Whether you are a complete novice or have some previous experience, you will enjoy one of these half-day sessions at the start of the Michaelmas Term. You will also get a good idea of what sailing and windsurfing are like at Cambridge. (If no booking displays appear at the bottom of this page, taster sessions are over for the academic year or are not yet scheduled.)
So come along, meet current members and sail in our Fireflies or use our windsurfing kit. We will have experienced members on hand to instruct and ensure an enjoyable experience if you are new to either of the sports. The session cost is £15 – this includes £10 half-day membership plus transport costs. If you decide you want to do more you can join the Club for a discounted £40 annual membership (normally £50). Book a taster of Cambridge sailing or windsurfing now!
The sessions take place at Grafham Water Sailing Club (40mins drive from Cambridge). Food is not included on the day, so bring your own or else buy what you fancy from the Grafham catering service.
- For morning sessions, meet at Harvey Court, West Road at 08:55hrs – transport will depart for Grafham at 09:00hrs sharp. You will return to Harvey Court at a around 13:40hrs.
- For afternoon sessions, meet at Harvey Court, West Road at 13:40hrs – transport will depart for Grafham at 13:45hrs sharp. You will return to Harvey Court at around 17:30hrs.
Some Taster Advice
You can get cold while dinghy sailing, so bring warm clothes! Headgear is important if you are not used to ducking under a dinghy boom. Non-slip footwear that can get wet is essential. A change of clothing, particularly trousers, can improve your quality of life after sailing.
If you are windsurfing you will be wearing a wetsuit, but something for your feet is highly desirable (old trainers, etc.). We have some wetsuits and buoyancy aids available, though if you have your own please bring them with you!
Safety: Inland waters can sometimes harbour infections. Although the Club has never experienced such a problem at Grafham, it is good practice to cover any cuts with a waterproof adhesive dressing – and wash hands before eating. Also, as mentioned above, watch out for the dinghy boom, which is a major source of head injuries that are at best unpleasant, if not life threatening.
Click on one of the ‘Add to basket’ buttons below to book for the session you want and you will be taken straight to a Checkout page. If no photos or buttons appear, tasters are over for the academic year or are not yet scheduled. If a button says ‘Read more’ it means that the session is full.
At checkout you will be asked to confirm your acceptance of our participation and membership requirements, if you have not already done so. N.B. booking for someone else is not permitted. You will be a Day Member for your session.