Discover Sailing

Get out on the water this Spring and Summer!

Downs Sailing Club are pleased to be able to offer the chance to get out on the water and start a new adventure with family and friends as part of the RYA’s ‘Discover Sailing’ programme.

Our Discover Sailing programme for 2020 starts on Friday evenings in May. Friday evenings are one of our informal social sailing Club nights. We would be especially pleased to welcome you at 19.30hrs on any of the May Friday evenings. We will then show you and talk with you about our Discover Sailing activities / show you the full range of DSC facilities / invite you to talk with our members as they take part in the evenings programme and rest in the lounge with refreshments at the end of the evening. 
Our special offers for Discover Sailing in 2020 that may interest you are:-

  • A Sailing or Power-boating session at a special discounted price with a qualified instructor 
  • A Membership offer for a family group to experience a range  of DSC activities together during the summer months 
  • An Adult / Student offer of a Learn to Sail course, annual membership & several  social sailing opportunities 
  • A Social Member package including a session afloat in a RIB, involvement in the shore team for the Dinghy Cruise and BBQ to Sandwich Bay, involvement in our the social side of the Friday Sailing evenings       ———   we will provide full details of these offers on the Friday evenings in May 


What should I wear?
We recommend wearing comfortable clothes and footwear that you don’t mind getting wet (just in case!). If the weather isn’t very warm a windproof coat would be beneficial.

What happens on the water?
Don’t worry if you’ve not been sailing before! You’ll be taken out on the water with a qualified instructor or an experienced sailor.  A buoyancy aid or lifejacket will be provided. Some wetssuits and spray tops are also available to borrow.

What else should I bring?
You could bring a towel and maybe some spare clothes (particularly if you are bringing children). There are changing facilities on site with showers and family changing facilities. Sun hat and sun scream are also important.

Downs Sailing Club has its own canteen and licensed bar, so a small amount of cash may be handy.