Trip Details – Book a Cambridge Sailing Dinghy Trip
COVID-19 restrictions mean that arrangements this Michaelmas Term will not follow the usual pattern. Make sure you are on our email list so that you receive the latest information. University dinghy team racing trials will take place across two weekends – 10/11 and 17/18 October. Taster and RYA Training sessions are still being planned.
(If no booking display appears at the bottom of this page, no trips are currently scheduled.)
Book a Cambridge dinghy trip and join in on a great day of dinghy sailing at Grafham Water – see booking display for dates. Transport sets off from Harvey Court, West Road at 09:15hrs – aim to be there by 09:00hrs.
If you feel unwell on the day or believe you are developing coronavirus symptoms, do not attend the session. We will give you an immediate refund – apply to the Junior Treasurer whose email address is on the Club Officers page.
Some Trip Advice
You can get cold while sailing, so bring warm clothes! Headgear is important in dinghies 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. Food is not included in the day, so bring your own or else buy what you fancy from the Grafham catering service.
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.
If you are a registered student of Cambridge University and have submitted your CRSid to us, you are covered by personal accident insurance while participating in a Dinghy Trip. Although we have never had an accident in the last 10 years, if you are a postdoc or a student of another institution you would be wise to ascertain what personal accident cover you have when taking part in sporting activities and associated travel.
Book a Dinghy Trip Now!
Click on one of the ‘Buy Now’ buttons below to book for the day you want and you will be taken straight to a checkout page. If no photos appear trips are over for the moment. New trips will be advised by email. In addition, if a button is missing the trip is fully booked.
At checkout you will also 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 an Affiliate Day Member of the Club for the duration of the trip.
If you are a member, login to book and access your discounted trip rate of £5. Otherwise, if you have previously booked on this site, use that login now – to avoid creating a duplicate account.
If you have a car, please say so in the right-hand Additional information box on the Checkout page.