England

Both on the coast and lakes

So many different beaches and conditions to try - its time to start exploring!

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Sailing Club with Coastal Rowing fleet

Draycote Water, Warwickshire

Great Lake for training as it is exposed to the prevailing wind.

Only FISA (World Rowing) specification boats are allowed. See the sailing club for membership details, or contact us to discuss whether you would like to give it a try - as we are members.

Steep pebble beach

Eastbourne and Bexhill, South England

Steep shingle beach with a dumpy shore break.

Estuary / beach launch

Exmouth, South West England

Excellent coastal club location - based in the estuary mouth with other launching opportunities for visitors from car parks along the coast.

Estuary launch

Hayling Island, Hampshire

We launched on the high tide from Fishery Creek campsite. 

Take care of the currents and use the high tide as it is very muddy when the tide is out.

Steep sloping pebble beach

Herne Bay, Kent

North facing beach.


We launched near the rowing club at the West of the town - there is a useful wall that partially shields the launch area from Westerly winds.

Sheltered lake with sailing club facilities too.

Hollowell Scullers, Northamptonshire

Good place to practice those turns and build fitness. Useful as an Ave test centre.

Large expanse of water

Lake Ullswater, Cumbria

We launched from Waterside Camping near Pooley Bridge. 

The conditions can be great for downwind surfing with the chop building up down the long legs of the lake.

Estuary launch

Itchenor, West Sussex

We used the car park and trolleyed the boats to the water.

Be careful of the currents - a lot of water flows in and out of the harbour!

Mostly sand with some rocks

Studland, Dorset

Sand and rocks with great access from the Knoll Bay National Trust car park. Slipway near the sailing club.

Quay slipway launch

Teignmouth, Devon

Coastal club location - based at the quay... and seemingly the local pub. You'll need to contact the Rowing Club for access and parking.

Strong club atmosphere - part of South West Rowing circuit.

Fantastic sandy beach

West Wittering, West Sussex, Southern England

Sandy very gently sloping beach / estuary. 

Take your trolley with you - to avoid long walks as the tide goes a long way out.

Steep sloping pebble beach

Worthing, West Sussex

Take care - heavy shore break and pebbles. When we visited the wind was light, we rigged and launched near the Sea Lane Cafe where parking was easier too.