Club Boats for Hire

For Members Only

Datchet Water Sailing Club has quite a number of club boats available for hire. These are available by booking in with the club office or turning up. There is a minimum sailing ability needed to hire each of these and hire is subject to the approval of the senior instructor present.

Sailing kit can also be hired from the club at £3 per item. Available are wetsuits, buoyancy aids, spraytops and trapeze harnesses.

Topper Topaz 16
Manufacturer – Topper
Type – 1, 2, or 3 person catamaran
Number of boats – 2
Trapeze – 2
Skills needed – RYA Level 2 Multihull or RYA Stage 4 (at DWSC)
Hire charge (half day) – £40 (£50 with spinnaker)

The Topaz 16 is a fantastic modern training boat which has won many awards in recent years. It can be raced by one or two people including juniors and gives a good turn of speed. For cruising the cat can take up to 4 juniors or 3 adults and has fast but forgiving performance.

Topper Topaz 16

 

Hobie Twixxie
Manufacturer – Hobie
Type – 1, 2, or 3 person catamaran
Number of boats – 3
Trapeze – 2
Skills needed – RYA Level 1 Multihull or RYA Stage 4 (at DWSC)
Hire charge (half day) – £40

The Hobie Twixxie is a fantastic rugged Catamaran with a good turn of speed. The boat can be sailed by up to 3 adults or 4 juniors and features twin trapeze.  We have 3 of these available to hire and if conditions permit they are available to people with RYA Level 1 Multihull or above.

Hobie Twixxie

 

Hobie Catsy
Manufacturer – Topper
Type – 1, 2, or 3 person catamaran
Skills needed – RYA Level 1 Multihull or RYA Stage 2 (at DWSC)
Hire charge (half day) – £40

The Hobie Catsy is an excellent small catamaran for children from 8 to 12 with easy handling and great speed.  The boat is very simple and easy to use and is available to any juniors who have done Stage 2 or above at Datchet Water Sailing Club or another centre that teaches catamaran sailing.

Hobie Catsy

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Topper Topaz Uno
Manufacturer – Topper
Type – 1 or 2 person dinghy
Number of boats – 12
Skills needed – RYA Level 1 or RYA Stage 3
Hire charge (half day) – £20

The Topaz Uno is a fantastic boat to start sailing in, simple, easy to sail but yet exciting at the same time.  The boat is available to hire for anyone who has done there RYA Level 1 or Stage 3 to practise before they move on more advanced courses and boats.

Topper Topaz Uno

 

Topper
Manufacturer – Topper
Type – 1 person mono hull
Number of boats – 14
Skills needed – RYA Stage 3
Hire charge (half day) – £20

The Topper is an excellent training boat and one of the most successful Junior Racing classes.  These boats regularly race at DWSC and our 14 boats offer the perfect opportunity to build an Olympic Career.

 

Topper

 

Laser
Manufacturer – Laser
Type – 1 person mono hull
Number of boats – 4
Skills needed – RYA Level 2 or RYA Stage 4
Hire charge (half day) – £30

The Laser is the most popular sailing dinghy ever made and is a fantastic boat for Youth and Adult racing with a number of different size sails available.  Bums on Boats Laser Training days take place regularly throughout the year and the club boats are available for these

Laser

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Topper Vibe

Manufacturer – Topper
Type – 2 or 3 person mono hull
Number of boats – 4
Trapeze – 1
Skills needed – RYA Level 2 or RYA Stage 4 (at DWSC)
Hire charge (half day) – £30 (£40 with spinnaker)

The Vibe is a nippy and responsive boat for two smaller sailors and includes an optional asymmetric spinnaker.

 

 

Vibe

 

 

 

Topper Xenon
Manufacturer – Topper
Type – 2 to 4 person Mono hull
Number of boats – 3
Trapeze – 0 (1 boat has optional trapeze)
Skills needed – RYA Level 2 or RYA Stage 4 (At discretion of senior instructor)
Hire charge (half day) – £30

The Xenon is large monohull suitable for up to 4 people but traditionally raced by 2. It offers a good turn of speed as well as being forgiving and reasonably easy to sail. All 3 DWSC boats come with the option of a training or racing sail depending on the type of sailing you are wishing to do.

Topper Xenon
All of our boats are available with a spinnaker for an extra £10 for the half day to give that little extra turn of speed.

All hired boats must be signed out at the office on arrival and returned at the end of the allocated booking time.
A deposit of £50 will be placed on all hired boats to cover any damages that occur due to miss-use.