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Queen Mary Sailing Club


Regular and one-off sessions are not only an excellent way of building a young person’s confidence & team building skills, but also in getting more active & involved in a fantastic sport, obtaining internationally recognised RYA qualifications all recorded through personal logbooks & certificates. We also follow the RYA Onboard Programme which aims to develop skills in teamwork, determination, communication, independence, confidence and creativity skills.


  • Sailing (small boat dinghies & larger keelboats)
  • Windsurfing (min age 10yrs)
  • Kayaking
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • Team Games / Challenges


Regular sessions in sailing or windsurfing (a session being 2-2.5hrs) can be set up at any time of year,with the majority of groups opting for sessions from Easter through till October half term. Mostare booked in blocks of 6 sessions over 6 weeks, however each term can be tailored to the availability of the group, from 2 sessions to infinite.



Anywhere from 6 participants up to 80 participants! Combinations of sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and team games can be bolted together to make up an activity day, or alternatively pick your favourite activity and come for half a day!

A full day programme example:

  • 0930 – Arrive, Introductions, Safety & Change
  • 1015 – Activity 1
  • 1200 – Lunch
  • 1300 – Activity 2
  • 1430 – Activity 3
  • 1600 – Change & Prize-giving
  • 1630 - Depart


Due to the flexibility in each programme, it is best to discuss your requirements with our chief instructor, Hannah - please email


Participants are not required to be able to swim, but need to be confident in and around water. Queen Mary provide EU approved 50N Buoyancy Aids for all participants afloat, as well as wetsuits. Each participant would need to bring with them:

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Shoes (old trainers or wetsuit shoes)
  • Completed QM Health & Water Confidence Declaration form

A group representative (whether a teacher, leader or a parent) will need to take the group coordinator role and liaise with QM in the set up of the programme. Once it is all set up they need not be onsite during the sessions (however they are more than welcome to get involved if our teaching ratios allow).

Activities can be great out door learning experiences, we hope to see you on the water.