Reading Sailing Club is situated on a large picturesque former gravel pit adjacent to the river Thames in Sonning near Reading. Dinghy sailing is the club’s main activity with both beginners and experienced racers making use of our facilities.
We aim to offer an informal, friendly sailing club where members can race, cruise, and join in the various social events.
Facilities for members and their families include a very attractive sailing lake, clubhouse with changing rooms, hot showers, a galley, large boat park, slipway, jetty, and grass lawned area. Club racing takes place throughout the year. Cruising is popular particulalry during Spring and Summer.
Members are welcome to use the lake to windsurf and canoe. Dinghy training courses are offered in early summer, many current members have found these courses to be an excellent introduction to the sport.
For those, who still enjoy sailing but find dinghies a bit of a strain, there is a very active model yachting section.
The clubhouse has a clubroom including a galley area with cooking facilities and a small stock of refreshments.
The changing rooms have hot showers and heated flooring during the winter.
A boat park is available for member’s boats and there is a lawned area for picnics etc.
A limited number of guests can be accommodated, no more than 3 sailing guests may be introduced by any member on any one day, and the same guest may not be introduced more than 3 times in any calendar year. Members must sign their guests in and are responsible for their conduct while at the club. There is a charge of £10/day for guests sailing their own boat.
The sailing water covers the area from the clubhouse across to the line of orange buoys delineating the rowing strip and south to the far bank beyond the island. The buoy line must not be crossed.