Club boats

Club boats may be hired by members for their own or signed-in guests use only. Club events such as training courses, Youth Sessions or Open Days have first call on the Club boats and other users should check with the organiser of an event as to which boats will be available for general hire. These dates will normally be indicated on the club calendar.
Boat availability is on a first come, first served basis.

Boats available are:
Topper x2
Laser (Standard, Radial and 4.7 rigs) x3
Pico x8
Sport 14 x2

The club also has the following additional boats available for specific club training, events or by special request:
Race Topper x4
Oppi x7
RS Feva (Training and XL Rigs) x3

Club boats can be hired by logging on to the Portal and accessing the Google sheet.

With immediate effect, please do NOT use the old ‘Book a Slot’ option on the Portal.

Please ensure you read all terms and conditions at the top of the sheet before booking a boat. These guidelines are also shown below:-

Session times – the am slot is from 10am to 2pm, the pm slot is from 2pm to 6pm (or later for Wednesday evening racing)

Cost – £10 per session for Picos, Lasers or Toppers or £20 for the Sport 14’s

Payment – Please pay for all boat hire by bank transfer to sort code: 30-98-97, account number: 33876668, account name: Reading Sailing Club with the reference ‘BH your initial and your surname’. Please confirm the date of bank transfer in the date paid cell below.

Lasers and Sport 14’s hire – may only be hired by members qualified to at least RYA Level 2 or approved as competent by a club instructor

Wind conditions – club boat hire is not allowed in winds over force 3 (12 miles per hour)

Boat parts – please use the correct numbered sail, rudder and daggerboard and return them to the correct place in the Red Shed after use.

Boat condition – please leave the boat in the same condition as you found it (or better), e.g. if it has got muddy whilst you have been using it, please clean it.

Maintenance issues log – please report any broken items, defects with the boat or problems which need fixing in the maintenance log book in the Red Shed.

Maintenance issues email – Please also email Rick on and Aileen on to ensure that the boats are removed from hire until they are fixed.