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Racing - Sail/Kayak

You'll need to be minimum BC 1 Star (kayak) or RYA level 2 (sailing) to take part in the racing.

Sessions are included with youth membership, adult season tickets and pay-as-you-go.


Winter Racing

LYG slalom kayaking training sessions

2017 February school half-term: Weds 15th Feb, 1-3.30pm

Slalom kayak training and racing 5-7pm on the following dates:

21st Feb, 28th Feb, 7th March, 14th March, 21st March, 28th March



Frostbite sail racing series inc. LYG sailing squad training

Racing and training throughout the winter on selected dates.



Summer Racing (April-Oct 2017)

Barts Bash Global Sailing Race

Sunday 17th September. 


WBB Canoe-Slalom League

A season-long series of slalom races held at WBB on selected Thursday evenings for those that hold a BC One Star or Paddlepower Passport (newcomers to slalom welcome!). These are friendly races although there is also some tough competition too!

Training and racing every Thursday 5.15-8.30pm through April, May and June and then through September and October.

See WBB Canoe-Slalom League race dates


Kayak skills booster sessions

NEW FOR 2017!

Thursday evenings throughout July and August will be skills based sessions teaching the more advanced skills of eskimo rescues and rolling, support strokes, advanced turning and freestyle skills. If you need to finish something off for your 2 star, these are for you! Open to proficient paddlers and included with youth membership, there is no need to book in advance for these.


The Overbury Cup

A series of races held throughout the season, on selected Thursday evenings.

These races are informal events - a perfect introduction to racing for newcomers - but can be taken seriously if you are that way inclined!

The results are compiled using a handicapping system so any class of boat is permitted and you can race with a crew or singlehandedly.

Open sailing for proficient youth and adult sailors is held on non-race Thursdays, 5.15-8.30pm

See 2017 dates


Singlehanded sail training for youth & adult

NEW FOR 2017!

On most Thursday evenings, 5.15-8.30pm, we'll be running training sessions for youth members and adult season ticket holders to learn to sail a singlehanded dinghy. Minimum requirement RYA Level 1 or Stage 2. Limited places and must be booked in advance for £2 per session.

If you are a proficient sailor, you may attend the session for recreational sailing without the need to book in advance.



The trophies and the glory!

Prizes and trophies will be handed out at our annual prize-giving at the Members' and Users' Christmas Party. So be sure to save the date in your diary!

Christmas Party 2017: tbc



Overbury Trophy 2016 - Youth standings

Overbury Trophy 2016 - Masters (18+) standings

Slalom League 2016 - Mens

Slalom League 2016 - Ladies



Currently in summer season

  • Season starts: 01st April 2017
  • Season ends: 31st October 2017

Racing - Sail/Kayak activities schedule

April 2017

A Royal Yachting Association (RYA) & British Canoe Union (BCU) approved training centre, regulated by the Adventure Activities Licensing Service (AALS).

Westminster Boating Base is a Sport England Clubmark accredited 'Top centre'.

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