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Ullswater with Another Place, The Lake by the lake shore
2 young people sailing on Ullswater
Another Place, The Lake
Sailing boats on Ullswater

Sailing in the Lake District

Whether you are a complete novice, or an accomplished sailor wishing to fine tune your skills, Ullswater offers fantastic sailing conditions – all on your doorstep during your stay at Another Place. Our friends at Ullswater Yacht Club offer lessons and training at all levels and have a range of boats ready to take you on to the water.

Ullswater Yacht Club, recent winners of the Royal Yachting Association’s ‘Club of the Year 2017’, is a fun, family-friendly club who offer tuition led by Royal Yachting Association fully qualified instructors.

Learn to sail this summer and you’ll be picked up from our private jetty in a boat and taken across the lake to begin your lesson or training course.

Cinemagraph of sailing boats on Ullswater
2 young people sailing on Ullswater with the fells in the background
Young man sailing on Ullswater

The clubhouse has spectacular views of Ullswater looking back towards the hotel and offers modern changing and shower facilities, disabled access and a main club room. The sailing season at Ullswater Yacht Club is from mid March until the end of October.

Taster sessions:

Experience the fun of sailing before deciding whether you’d like to undertake a longer course. Taster sessions are available every day of the week throughout the sailing season.

Half or full day taster sessions are suitable for up to four people of all ages (8yrs+). Prices start from £47.50pp based on four people having a half day lesson.

If you would like to book your sailing taster session or another activity, please detail this when you make your enquiry. 


Training courses available:

Adult training (age 16+) 2-day course:
Level 1 Start Sailing – An introduction to the sport covering the minimum knowledge to get afloat and sail under supervision in light winds
Level 2 Basic Skills – Covering the foundations of the sport and enabling you to sail independently in good conditions
Level 3 Better Sailing – Consolidating skills learnt in levels 1 and 2, and introducing some new skills from the advanced modules

Junior training (age 7-16) 2-day course:
Stage 1 – A basic understanding of how a boat sails with some experience of handling a boat under supervision
Stage 2 – Developing a range of sailing skills and knowledge and becoming well on the way to being a confident sailor
Stage 3 – Rigging, launching and being able to sail in any direction independently in moderate conditions
Stage 4 – Developing the skills to sail a double-handed boat

Advanced modules – Both for adults and juniors upon completion of the above (stage 4 optional):
– Seamanship Skills
– Sailing with spinnakers
– Start Racing
– Performance Sailing

Other available training:

Powerboat Level 2 – These are 2-day courses to help you gain essential skills in handling powerboats. These skills can be utilised when on safety duty. You can also book on for a direct assessment if you an experienced powerboater.

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