HOAC runs several clubs to help our members develop a range of skills.
The centre runs five clubs to help our younger members continue and progress their sailing/sculling/windsurfing skills whilst having lots of supervised fun and games. For further information please contact the HOAC office on 01895 824171.
Tera/Pico Sailing Club (8-14 years)
These club sessions are for young people who love getting on the water. The main focus is for all participants to have fun and improve their sailing ability while out on the water.
- Tera Sailing (8-12 years)
NSSA Bronze or above
- Pico Sailing (11-14 years)
RYA Stage 2 or above
Laser Sailing Club (13+ years)
This club meets on Sundays throughout the year and on Wednesday evenings from May to August. This is where you can try out Lasers and a range of performance boats.
- RYA Stage 3
Sculling Club (11-18 years)
Throughout the 6 months you will progress your skills to a point where you are a self-sufficient rower. You will be able to look after yourself or work as part of a team whilst meeting new friends along the way and find your team spirit. You will get to try out different boats and take part in regattas, become an expert on Ergo’s and most important of all have fun all the way.
It’s also a great way to work towards sections of your PE GCSE’S or DofE Award.
- Attendance of a HOAC Sculling course or
- BR Stage 1 (Fee includes British Rowing Silver membership).
Windsurfing Club (8+ years including adults)
During club sessions there will be an RYA Instructor on hand to provide informal advice, support, coaching, and safety cover. Windsurfing club members get use of the specialist equipment including the monofilm sails, performance windsurf boards and harnesses (ability dependent).
Ideal for completing the Physical or Skills sections of the DofE Award.
- NSSA Silver or above
- Adult RYA Level 1
If you are new to the sport, don't worry. Do the Learn to Windsurf course before you join or take advantage of the special offer of £220 for Adults or £175 for Juniors.
Challenger Club - RYA, Sailability and BR, Rowability (8+years)
The club’s role is to encourage and support people with disabilities. We enable people of all abilities to experience the joys of sailing, rowing and paddlesports in a safe and friendly environment. Staffed by qualified instructors and volunteers, the club meets every Saturday. Both groups and individuals are welcome.
The Club uses a variety of boats, including Challenger Trimarans, Hansa Dinghies, Drascombes and KataKanus, which are very stable boats. All specially designed for people with limited mobility. A hoist is available to enable people with physical disabilities to get into the boats. Rowing is also available in the afternoon for anyone who has physical, sensory or learning impairment
The club meets on every Saturday from 27 April 2019 to 5 October 2019 from 10.00am – 4.00pm, rowing is on from 12.30pm – 3.30pm all for a cost of £5 per session.
HOAC is a Sailability Foundation Site and RYA Instructors supervise the sessions.
Other clubs running at HOAC are:
Hillingdon Rowing Club (18+ years)
This club is open to all adults who want to come along and row (beginners through to experienced rowers). Saturday mornings 8am – 10.30am and Sunday mornings 10am – 12noon. For further information visit the website www.hillingdonrowing.com or call Jon Neale on 07786661153 or email [email protected]
Queensmead Sailing Club
This is a friendly sailing club, with a large fleet of sailing dinghies available, free of charge to QSC members. Off site trips are also organised by the club, further details can be found in the club newsletters.
For further information and to join