Sailing opportunities in London

Have you ever looked out at the Thames or the ocean and dreamed of sailing? Your chance to live that dream is now. London Corinthians are holding their season kick off barbeque and open day on April 3rd – a great way to get to know about the sailing club. If you are out and about strolling the Thames this weekend stop on by.

The London Corinthian Sailing Club is one of London’s longest established sailing clubs. It has over 400 members who sail all year round – rain or shine – from their historic clubhouse on the Upper Mall along the north bank of the river. It’s a perfect spot for setting off onto the superb stretch of the Thames between Hammersmith and Barnes – plenty of water and usually enough wind.

Apart from sailing on the Thames, the club also sails on yachts along the South Coast and all around the World including the Med, the Caribbean, Thailand, Canada and the Seychelles. What’s more, the London Corinthians are a totally non-profit, members run club, with a history going back over 100 years.

The London Corinthian Sailing club is a recognised RYA (Royal Yachting Association) Training Centre and offer a variety of sailing courses to both members and non-members. Whether you’re a total beginner or an experienced hand…they just love to get people out in boats. Most weekends will see the club going for a fun sail up and down the river, taking part in a hard- fought dinghy race next to Chiswick Eyot, or taking a yacht across the Solent to the Isle of Wight.

The open day is a great opportunity to see if sailing is for you, while relaxing and watching the boats go by. Just come along, join the rest of the members and tuck into the club’s open day barbeque (£5 to cover costs).

London Corinthian Sailing Club is based on the on the North Bank of the River Thames between Hammersmith and Chiswick at Linden House, 60 Upper Mall.

To find out more about the open day, contact the Membership Secretary Matt Wright on admin@lcsc.org.uk or ring the club office on 020 8748 3280.

1 If you’ve ever wanted to find out about sailing, but never quite made it, then now’s your chance! Accessed online 30 March 2016 http://www.lcsc.org.uk/news/a-friendly-club

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