Sailing on Lake Windermere

Just you – the wind – the boat – and the beautiful lake Windermere.

Watersports Bookings

Pre-booking is essential.

Hire & Activities can be booked online or by phone.

0333 2203 106
Mon-Fri: 8.30am-8pm
Sat-Sun: (Including Bank Holidays) 9am-4pm

015394 39441
(For same day bookings & other enquiries.
Opening hours: 9am - 5pm)

 

All sessions are subject to availability & weather conditions.

Before arrival please check:
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Sailing on Windermere

If you can sail you know the joy, if you can’t then why not learn. Low Wood Bay Watersports Centre offers both sailing instruction and a range of sailing boats for hire. We also can offer a skippered yacht charter via Wake on the Bay.

 

Sailing Boat Hire

 

Keelboat Hire

Laser Variantia Sailing Boat on Windermere

The Varianta 18. This is a sporty 18 foot daysailer built by well-known German boat builder Hanse. It has a large cockpit with all sheets and control lines within easy reach of the crew. It also has a small cabin for storage of kit (and adults or children if necessary!) She is licensed to carry 5 persons. With a swept rig and fully battoned sail she is exciting to sail in any breeze.

Hire Period 1 to 2 persons 3 to 5 persons
4 hours £120 £145
8 hours £160 £190


For bookings of 8 hours please call the team on either: 015394 39441 or 0333 2203 106.

In order to hire any of our keelboats you need to be able to sail to the standard of the RYA National Sailing Scheme Level 2..

Prices include buoyancy aids and fuel. Minimum age to hire the boat is 18 years old and you must be at least 16 years old to handle the boat under power.

 

Laser Bahia Sailing Dinghy Hire

Laser Bahia Sailing Dinghy on Windermere

The Laser Bahia is a fun and easy boat to sail. It is a 15 foot double-handed simple dinghy with an aluminium mast and boom. This boat is ideal as a trainer boat for beginner and intermediate sailors.

Hire Period 1 to 2 persons 3 to 4 persons
2 hours £65 £65
4 hours £75 £75

In order to hire the Laser Bahia you need to be able to sail to the standard of the RYA National Sailing Scheme Level 2 award.

Prices include buoyancy aids. Wetsuits can be hired for £5 and wet shoes for £2. Sailing area is limited to within sight of the Centre. Minimum age to hire the boat is 18 years old.

 

Laser Pico Sailing Dinghy Hire

The Laser Pico is a fun small dinghy, ideal for single-handed sailing or for a parent and child.

Hire Period 1-2 People
2 hours £40
4 hours £50

In order to hire the Laser Pico you need to be able to sail to the standard of the RYA National Sailing Scheme Level 2 award.

Prices include buoyancy aids. Wetsuits can be hired for £4 and wet shoes for £1. Sailing area is limited to within sight of the Centre. Minimum age to hire the boat is 18 years old.

 

Laser One Sailing Dinghy Hire

The Laser One is a classic Olympic-class single-handed racing boat, fast and challenging.

Hire Period 1 person
2 hours £45
4 hours £55

In order to hire the Laser One you need to be able to sail to the standard of the RYA National Sailing Scheme Seamanship Skills award.

Prices include buoyancy aids. Wetsuits can be hired for £5 and wet shoes for £2. Sailing area is limited to within sight of the Centre. Minimum age to hire the boat is 18 years old.

 

Wake on the Bay Yacht Charter

We offer luxurious yacht sailing experiences for up to 8 passengers. A fully qualified and experienced yacht skipper accompanies all bookings to ensure safety and quality. We tailor our bookings to suit your preferences, you can get as involved as you wish or just sit back and enjoy the spectacular views Lake Windermere has to offer. We can spend the whole charter under sail/motor or drop the anchor in one of the many bays situated around the lake. Our Beneteau sailing yacht has on deck seating with optional weather canopy, and spacious below deck seating and a WC. Various picnic and drinks packages are also available to book, or you are welcome to bring your own.

All safety equipment is provided. Unfortunately, we cannot cater for dogs on board.

Hire Period Price
2 hours £300
3 hours £400
4 hours £500

Guest Discount Offer

Visitors staying at any English Lakes Hotel are eligible for a discount of 10% OFF watersports activities & courses at The Watersports Centre.

Please Note: Discount is not available for any Wake on the Bay activities.

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