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PAY & PLAY SAILING HIRE IS THE FUTURE. YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST!

Our Recreational Sailing (or Pay & Play as it’s also known) is what we think is the easiest way to get afloat and enjoying dinghy sailing – without the hassle of duties, committee members or dinghy park fees!

With a list of almost 100 bits of kit, we have fully maintained sailing dinghy’s available for most abilities.

Clicking, picking and booking has never been easier!

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UPTO 6 SESSIONS AVAILABLE EACH WEEK*
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BITS OF KIT AVAILABLE, ALL YEAR ROUND!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

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*Please note that availability of Pay & Play changes throughout the year and dependant on the demands of the rest of the watersports venue.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Yes, either an RYA Basic Skill certificate or Direct Assessment is required to access our Pay & Play sailing service.

If you have your own sailing kit, then we’d recommend you bring this. 

If not, we provide everything from boat to wetsuit, helmet to spinnaker! 

Please note that we do not provide sailing boots or shoes. You must bring these with you (plus a spare set!)

Our premier south-coast watersports venue has on-site parking available for all customers.

Of course! We are a purpose build watersports venue and have a range of changing facilities available.

The sailing areas available on the day are often defined by the weather conditions. 

River Itchen Sailing

Available at all states of the tide and all conditions 

Southampton Water

The sailing area between the entrance to the River Itchen and the last blue Weston Tower is available when conditions are less than 15 knots in wind and at certain states of the tide. 

Sailing within the shipping channel and between swinging moorings is strictly forbidden.

We pride ourselves on our safety-focused approach so please note this is not complete boat hire. You will be required to remain within set boundaries and within reach of our safety boats.

Children as young as 8 can attend, if they already have their Youth Stage 2 sailing certification. 

We have a great range of equipment available for hire including:

RS Tera

RS Quba

RS Zest

Lasers

RS Visions

RS Venture

Dart 16

Wayfarer

WHEN & WHERE

River Itchen Sailing

Available at all states of the tide and all conditions 

Southampton Water

The sailing area between the entrance to the River Itchen and the last blue Weston Tower is available when conditions are less than 15 knots in wind and at certain states of the tide. 

Sailing within the shipping channel and between swinging moorings is strictly forbidden