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’
Charitable Aims and Objectives
To advance the education of the general public in the London Borough of Hillingdon and elsewhere in environmental and other outdoor studies.
To provide or assist in the provision of facilities for recreation or other leisure time occupation of the inhabitants of the London Borough of Hillingdon and elsewhere so that their conditions of life may be improved, with emphasis on young people, those with additional needs and disabilities and those from disadvantaged backgrounds.