Our Activities

Check out our range of adventurous activities both on the water and on the shore.

Learn to sail with us! We have a variety of different courses to help the novice sailor gain their sea legs. We support your transition from learning to sail through to the independence of going out in a boat on your own!

We're not only a sailing centre, we also offer a variety of different adventurous watersports. You can learn to windsurf, learn to kayak and learn to paddleboard at our centres. We offer taster sessions across our centre's to start you off, then you can join into our week long or weekend courses.

If you're happier on land, don't worry, we also offer a range of land-based outdoor activities.

Take a scroll down this page to find out more about how you can get involved!

Learn to Sail

Learn to sail with us! We have a variety of different courses to help the novice sailor gain their sea legs. We support your transition from learning to sail through to the independence of going out in a boat on your own!

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Foiling

This year, we will be offering a variety of foiling programmes at the Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre’s based in Portland, Reading and Lake Garda. Foiling courses will take place in a variety of boats, testing your skills on the water and into that third dimension.

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Holiday Activity Weeks

Exciting and adrenaline-fuelled week-long multi-activity experiences for children ages 5 and above!

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YOUTH SAILING

Make your way through the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme, from beginner to advanced courses. Learn with our fully-qualified, experienced and professional instructors.

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ADULT SAILING

Give yourself the best experience throughout your sailing, at a centre with some of the best kit in the UK. Work your way through the National Sailing Scheme with our fully qualified RYA instructors.

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WINDSURFING

Available at Portsmouth, Reading and Italy. With RYA syllabus options alongside taster sessions, kick-starting your passion for windsurfing is easy and enjoyable for everyone.

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Holidays

The Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre in Lake Garda is our first overseas venue set up for anyone who wants to take their skills on the water to the next level. We’re lucky to be located in one of the most famous sailing locations in the world. Reliable and consistent winds blow through daily and all wind strengths are available at some stage during the day.

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Powerboating

Learn how to drive a powerboat safely. Our experienced powerboat instructors will guide you through the course to ensure you feel confident with your powerboating.

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STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING

Join in with the latest craze hitting the water. Stand-Up Paddleboarding has the perfect balance of being relaxing but energising. Check out our different courses and clubs.

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KAYAKING

A great alternative to wind-based watersports. Learn to kayak with our friendly instructors and enjoy the water at our centres in Portland and Portsmouth.

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Clubs

Our clubs are aimed at encouraging regular-participation into your favourite sport. We have options across different watersports, for adults and children.

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Kit Hire

Our vast range of kit is available for hire and charter. Whether just for a cruise or blast around, or to use at a regatta on site, we have options for you.

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Tasters

Always wanted to try sailing? Now is your chance! A short session with an instructor on board to help you decide whether this is the sport for you.

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Land-Based

If you don’t like getting your feet wet, or if you want to face your fears at a height – our range of land-based activities are guaranteed to give you a thrill! Check out the different options available at our centres in Portsmouth, Reading and Italy.

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Parties

Give your loved ones an action-packed, outdoor party! Choose 1 activity for 2 hours from climbing, archery, kayaking or SUP.

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Race Training

Summer based week long race training, aimed at those with RYA Stage 3 and above who are beginning to or already club racing. The perfect top-up for those who haven’t raced in a while! Use one of our fleet or bring your own boat, our expert race coaches will help you on your way to the next gold medal.

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