This page provides links to various elements of the watersports industry with whom we work
The RYA is the national governing body for all forms of boating, including dinghy and yacht racing, motor and sail cruising, RIBs and sports boats, powerboat racing, windsurfing, inland cruising & narrowboats, and personal watercraft. They are also responsible for the National Training Schemes, Training Instructors and the annual inspection of RYA Recognised Training Centres such as ourselves.
The Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority is the government agency responsible for ensuring activity providers such as ourselves follow good safety management practises. We are inspected biannually.
On Site Partners
Datchet Water Sailing Club are a “Family Friendly Racing Club West of London” and are our landlord at the reservoir. Many of our Platinum Package Holders have gone on to buy a boat and join the club. They organise accessible, fun, racing on Wednesday evenings, Saturday afternoons, and a more serious racing series on Sunday mornings.
Purpe Marine are the on–site chandlery who stock all manner of boating bits and bobs as well as wetsuits, drysuits, clothing etc…
Ever thought of taking your sailing further afield? Try Seafarer sailing, they offer Flotilla Holidays, Sailing Holidays, Yacht Charter, Beach Clubs, Yacht Cruises. in a variety of sunny spots across the Mediterranean. We are an affiliated member so let them know we sent you to take advantage of some great discounts!
Manufacturer of extremely popular racing classes such as the RS 200, 400, & Feva, they also produce a range of teaching boats that we use at the centre including the Q’Ba and the Vision.
From the iconic “Topper” to a huge range of roto–moulded plastic dinghies, Topper International have expanded over recent years.
Large dinghy and keelboat manufacturer responsible for classics such as the Laser, Pico, Dart 16, SB3.
Windsurf Equipment Suppliers
Highly respected UK–based windsurfing sail manufacturers who are also the UK importer for Starboard boards. This combination is widely used at centres around the UK and the world for their ease of use and performance.
The largest and most adventurous board manufacturer in the world. Starboard have been at the forefront of windsurfing board design for many years, developing the first “wide–style” boards and always trying new concepts.
A rapidly growing board manufacturer with an Italian flair for style. We’re bringing in a few boards to compliment our fleet and give something a little different.
Other Useful Links
The weather forecast that we use at Datchet
A web–based portal for Active–Sports enthusiasts.
A nationwide initiative to raise the profile of windsurfing in the public eye.
UK Windsurfing magazine and web–based network. Useful forums and classifieds.
UK Windsurfing magazine.
Raise money for Cancer Research by windsurfing… 2nd May 2010.
Manufacturer of premium quality wetsuits since 1958.
The Manx–based graphic design company that we use for the majority of our artwork (all the good stuff!).
Poole–based sail repair company. That’s where they get sent after you’ve put your head through one!!
CourseForMe is a worldwide courses and training portal