Dinghy Launch Rules

Access to Tallington Lakes and use of all facilities is strictly at the individuals risk. Tallington Lakes will not accept  liablilty for any accident or injury however caused. Please note: The lakes are not supervised:
  1. All owners must register and obtain an annual  Launch Permit.
  2. Temporary registration and  launch permits are available.
  3. In order to register, all owners must provide an original and valid certificate of insurance detailing levels of cover (usually a minimum of £500,000 of third party cover).
  4. Registered owners will receive an electronic barrier card to gain automatic entry and exit to Tallington, there is a refundable deposit of £15 per card. All guests must pay £3 per vehicle (plus any relevant launch fees) at reception.
  5. Dinghies may only be launched in their designated area on lake 3
  6. Sailors may use all of lakes 3, 4, 5 and 6 but strictly when there are no powerboats on the water. As soon as a powerboat begins use of lakes 4,5 or 6 the sailor must return to lake 3 as soon as possible.
  7. All dinghy occupants are required to wear CE approved buoyancy aids whilst on the water.
  8. Be aware of the overhead electrical power lines.
  9. Please note that swimming is not allowed in any lake.
  10. No craft is permitted on the lake between the hours of 10pm (or dusk, whichever is sooner) and 8.00 am.
  11. Tallington Lakes reserves the right to revoke launch rights at any time without warning, reason or reimbursement.
  12. Never operate a sailing craftafter consuming alcohol, using drugs or, when intoxicated.
  13. Please note that there is an element of danger when participating in watersports or when in the vicinity of water.
  14. All Participants must complete a disclaimer before entering the water for the first time.

Sailing Launch Fees

Annual Launch Fee

If you are wishing to launch your own craft you will need to purchase a launch permit from the Main Office.
From 01 April to 31 March

Dinghy £150 (insurance is required)

Day Launch Fee

Dinghy £10 (insurance is required).

Sailing Courses

Adult Courses

Have a go session £45 - 1 1/2 hours

Adult RYA Courses

Level 1 £150 - 2 days

For more information please view RYA Adult Level 1 Dinghy Sailing pdf (839KB)

Level 2 £150 - 2 days

For more information please view RYA Adult Level 2 Dinghy Sailing pdf (952KB)

Level 3 £150 - 2 days

For more information please view RYA Adult Level 3 Dinghy Sailing pdf (953KB)

Zero to hero (1:1 tuition) £350 - 3 days

For more information please view RYA Zero to Hero Dinghy Sailing pdf (960KB)

Seamanship Skills £160 - 2 days

For more information please view Seamanship Skills pdf (1.4MB)

Sailing with spinnakers £160 - 2 days

For more information please view Sailing with Spinnakers pdf (745KB)

Start Racing £160 - 2 days

For more information please view Start Racing pdf (762KB)

High Performance Sailing £160 2 days

Dinghy Instructor Course £250 5 days

Junior Sailing Courses (U16)

RYA junior sailing courses are specially designed to provide the perfect learning environment for young sailors. All courses and prices are based on a group (2 or more).

Have a go session £40 - 1 1/2 hours

Junior Sailing Courses

Stage 1 £115 - 2 days

For more information please view RYA Junior Level 1 Dinghy Sailing pdf (639KB)

Stage 2 £130 - 2 days

For more information please view RYA Junior Level 2 Dinghy Sailing pdf (642KB)

Stage 1 & 2 £220 - 4 days

Stage 3 £150 - 2 days

For more information please view RYA Junior Level 3 Dinghy Sailing pdf (641KB)

Stage 4 £150 - 2 days

For more information please view RYA Junior Level 4 Dinghy Sailing pdf (972KB)

Please note attendance on a course does not guarantee an RYA endorsed certificate.

Hire charges

Sailling kit is available to hire as follows:

Taz, Topaz Uno Hire Charges:

1 hr: £15
2 hrs: £25

Topaz Race,Omega Hire Charges:

1 hr: £25
2 hrs: £35

Annual Hire Charge: £150 (April to September)

Please note: All persons wishing to hire kit only, must hold the appropriate competency certificate: Sailing RYA Level 2.

For private lessons you will need to hire the appropriate kit and then book an instructor.

Personal tuition

Hire an instructor for £20 per hour (equipment hire not included).

Junior Sailing Club

Saturday Sharks Sailing Club

Practise your skills in regular club meetings where RYA instructors will organise fun sessions with advice and guidance for improving your skills.

Saturday 9.30am - 11am

April to September £15 per session (sessions must be booked at least one week in advance).

Pre requirements for the club are RYA Stage 1 or equivalence sailing experience.

Please book now by telephone or emailing us.