Club Boats for Hire

For Members Only

***Covid 19 update – Club boats are currently only available to hire on a weekly & monthly basis. After use, they will be quarantined for 72 hours after use***

Datchet Water Sailing Club has a number of club boats available for hire. These are available by booking by phone or at the office. There is a minimum sailing ability needed to hire each class 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.

Hobie Twixxy
Manufacturer – Hobie
Type – 1, 2, or 3 person catamaran
Trapeze – 2
Skills needed – RYA Level 2 Multihull or RYA Stage 4 (at DWSC)
Hire charge (4 hour session) – £40

The Hobie Twixxy is a easy to handle, stable and safe catamaran. Easily accomodating 2 adults and a junior the Twixxy is a great way to introduce sailing cats while being an enjoyable, if sedate, ride for the experianced sailors.

Hartley Alpha’s (Oppies)

Manufacturer – Hartley Boats

Type – 1 small person dinghy

Skills Needed- RYA Stage 3

Hire Charge (4 hour session) – £15

Oppies are a timeless classic that are sailed all around the world. It is both a fantastic starting boat for total novices and a phenomenal trainer for experienced racers. Many of the worlds best sailors started out sailing Oppies, need we say more?


Manufacturer – Topper
Type – 1 person mono hull
Skills needed – RYA Stage 3
Hire charge (4 hour session) – £25

The Topper is another excellent training boat and one of the most successful Junior Racing classes. These boats regularly race at DWSC and our fleet allows for young racers to get that all important practice in.

RS Feva

Manufacturer – RS

Type – Double hander

Skills needed – RYA Stage 3

Hire charge (4 hour session) – £25

The Feva is a comfortable mid-size dinghy designed for both youngsters and parent/child sailors. A perfect balance between performance and stability it also has an optional spinnaker to give it an extra boost.

Manufacturer – Laser
Type – 1 person mono hull
Skills needed – RYA Level 2 or RYA Stage 4
Hire charge (4 hour session) – £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.


Manufacturer – Hartley boats

Type – 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 person dinghy

Skills needed – RYA Level 1

Hire charge (4 hour session) – £40

The Wayfarer is a classic family friendly dinghy. With lots of space and fantastic stability this is a great boat to go cruising in.