Handicap Race

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Windy Day Handicap Race


Welcome to Covenham Sailing Clubs Website

At the moment (April 2020) the reservoir and clubhouse are closed following the government guidelines on Covid - 19. All activities are suspended therefore.

For up to date information please check the links below or find us on facebook.

Please feel free to visit us.


About Covenham Reservoir

218 acres (with about 10% as a "no go" Bird Sanctuary).

Facilities: Hot Showers, Slipway, Repair facilities, Club House, Bar, Kitchen, Disabled access including Crane / Hoist.

The Reservoir is open to members (and fee paying non-members with RYA level 1 & 2) throughout the year.

The access gates to the Reservoir/Sailing Centre & Club House are usually open during Sailing Club sessions, however for security reasons the gates to the centre are locked outside of club sessions.
Keys are available to members upon joining.

The centre has ample parking, with changing rooms and hot showers. There is also a bar, which is usually open around sailing sessions. Boat launching is from the slipway and there are currently three jetties for mooring.

There are sessions for Youth sailing and Sailability (sailing for all ages and abilities) and on such a large area racing and cruising can take place together.

Boat / Categories permitted to launch: All one design sailing dinghies, catamarans and all types & makes of windsurfers.

Categories not permitted to launch: Powerboats other than the safety boats, during sailing sessions.

Boats currently being sailed are: RS200, RS400, RS Aero, Contender, Albacore, OK, Laser, Laser Radial, Streaker,Topaz. A number of other assorted craft grace the dinghy park.

Sailing Water Times

Summer Time

Mon-Fri Dawn until 16:00 - shared water with Covenham Water Ski Club.
Wed 16:00 to dark - Club Sailing, Youth & Adults Training.
Thu 16:00 to dark - Club Racing & General Leisure sailing.
Sat Dawn to Dusk - Youth & Adults Training and Sailability (on alternative Saturdays) - shared water with Covenham Water Ski Club.
Sun 13:00 to 18:00 - Club Racing & General Leisure sailing.
Winter Time 30th Oct to 31st Mar
Sunday 11:00 to 14:00 - Club Racing & General Leisure sailing.
Handicap racing is held on Thursday evenings and Sundays when people of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join the fun. Those not wishing to race can cruise for pleasure during these times.