What do we offer ?

Notts County Sailing Club (NCSC), is a premier facility based in the East Midlands, east of Nottingham. We have two attractive Lakes, an extensive boat park with some covered storage facilities coupled with a well-equipped Club house that offers changing facilities, disabled facilities, training rooms and in-house catering facilities. We encourage you to come down and see us before deciding to join, we know you will be impressed.

Aerial photo showing the main sailing lake and the small lake

We are an accredited RYA training centre offering a wide range of courses for juniors and adults across sailing and windsurfing, please visit our page (RYA courses) for full details about our forthcoming courses and prices.  

Our training craft in use on our open day

We are predominantly a sailing and windsurfing facility but as a member of NCSC you have water access to use other permitted craft such as stand up paddle boards(SUPs), kayaks and canoes as well as an open water swimming facility. We are known for our excellent and well organised racing program. We find that our members enjoy all aspects of water sports so having the option to be a member and be able to sail, swim (at a reduced rate) and use a SUP is very attractive. Our memberships cover you to do all aspects but we do not offer for example a SUP or swim only category of membership. Our membership runs from Jan to December each year, we do not offer pay and play / day rates, temporary membership or half year memberships. Our annual fees are agreed at our AGM held in November for the following year.

During our main season, when most people want to sail, there is full access to the water (2nd Feb to 30th Sept) at other times our lease has restrictions on days that members can access the water but members can visit the club throughout the year – its their club and often members use this time to meet friends, go for a walk, fix boats or prepare for the new season. The days when members can use the water are available here

Please do review our FAQ for further information as well as details about our own WeSup group which has details about the self-declaration permit, permitted open water swimming  and our different types of membership categories 

A Volunteer instructor teaching youngsters on the RYA August junior course
Members are encouraged to learn how to use safety boats and volunteer for safety cover

The club is run by our members all of whom are unpaid volunteers. The club has a friendly atmosphere and you are encourage to ask if you need help on any aspect of the club. Part of the ethos of the club is that we expect members to help run the Club and the sailing functions, regardless of your type of membership. Members who use the water (for example as a casual sailor, windsurfer, racer or SUP or other craft user) are expected to volunteer for duties as part of the sailing programme. Duties are a fabulous way to integrate in to the Club, meet other members and get to see racing up close, you might also decide to have a go at a different type of water sports. Our duties cover a range of water-based support functions such as a safety boat crew, race clerk or safety driver (with appropriate qualifications) and can be chosen from an online calendar throughout the year, there is usually a minimum of 3 duties per person per year. In order to help any member we have developed information sheets and videos for each of the volunteering functions and as a friendly supportive Club please ask if you are unsure about any aspect. Further details about duties can be found here

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