HOAC is a lively water sports and activity centre providing access, training and outdoor experiences for both Individuals and Groups.
Our 45-acre lake is situated in an idyllic rural setting in West London. Sailing started in 1950 and the centre has since become a registered Youth Educational charity in 1992 (The Colne Valley Youth & Community Association) and is run in partnership with the London Borough of Hillingdon.
HOAC is accredited by AALA (Adventure Activities Licensing Authority), the RYA (Royal Yachting Association), and BR (British Rowing). An extensive range of activities are available for individuals, groups, schools, youth organisations, cadets and corporate events.
‘HOAC welcomes everyone regardless of age, ability or aspirations’
For those wishing to learn new skills, we offer a range of training courses for beginners, intermediate and instructor level. We provide volunteer opportunities, of particular note is the ‘Young Leader’ programme which provides a route for young people aged 14-17 years to acquire leadership skills and eventually become instructors. For more information email [email protected]