Lake Activities

The multitude of lakes in the Colne Valley is one of its main features and many of the lakes provide ideal venues for sailing enthusiasts. Other popular water sports include canoeing, windsurfing, water skiing and model boating.

There are several clubs in the park, many of which offer facilities such as car parking and a club house. You can find out more about individual clubs below, and further information can be obtained from the Colne Valley Park Visitor Centre.

 

sailingSAILING

Broadwater Sailing Club

Broadwater Lake is situated close to the Grand Union Canal and the River Colne. Once a gravel pit it is now a very attractive stretch of water providing one of the largest sailing lakes in the Thames Valley. 
website : www.broadwatersc.org.uk

Bury Lake Young Mariners

Based at Rickmansworth Aquadrome and run by volunteers. Offers Sailing and Powerboat Courses.

website : https://blym.org.uk

Datchet Water Sailing Club

The club is set on the Queen Mother Reservoir with views of Windsor Castle. The sailing water is 475 acres and about 2km in diameter.

Website: www.dwsc.co.uk

 

Datchet Watersports

Also based at the Queen Mother Reservoir. Sailing and windsurfing centre.

Website: www.datchetwsports.force9.co.uk

 

Hillingdon Outdoor Activities Centre

Based in Dews Lane, Harefield, the centre has a 45 acre lake and provides training in sailing, canoeing and windsurfing.

Website: www.hoac.net

 

Queensmead Sailing Club

Based at the Hillingdon Outdoor Activity Centre (HOAC) in Harefield.

Website: www.queensmeadsc.org.uk

 

Rickmansworth Sailing Club

Located at Troy Lake, West Hyde, Rickmansworth. 45 acres of water owned by the club and its members.

Website: http://www.rscsailing.org/

 

Silver Wing Sailing Club

Based at Wraysbury on a 47 acre lake, one mile north-west of the M25/A30 Junction 13. Although part of the Sports and Social Club of British Airways, the Club welcomes all sailors and some 50 per cent of members are drawn from outside the airline.

Website: www.silverwingsailingclub.co.uk

 

Topper Sailing Centre

At the Queen Mother Reservoir, Horton Road, Horton, Slough, SL3 9NT

Tel: 01753 682235    email: jon.manners@toppersailboats.com  

 

Wraysbury Lake Sailing Club

Near to Sunnymeads station, the club claims to be specially suitable for families, as almost the whole lake is clearly visible from Race Control and the club house.

Website: www.wlsc.org.uk

 

WINDSURFING

Datchet Watersports

Based at the Queen Mother Reservoir. Sailing and windsurfing centre.

Website: www.datchetwsports.force9.co.uk

 

Hillingdon Outdoor Activities Centre

Based in Dews Lane, Harefield, the centre has a 45 acre lake and provides training in sailing, canoeing and windsurfing. Tel: 01895 824171
website : http://www.hoac.net/

 

canoeingCANOEING

Hillingdon Outdoor Activities Centre

Based in Dews Lane, Harefield, the centre has a 45 acre lake and provides training in sailing, canoeing and windsurfing. Tel: 01895 824171
website : http://www.hoac.net/

 

WATER SKIING

British Disabled Waterski Association

The Tony Edge National Centre, Heron Lake, Wraysbury is the national centre for disabled waterskiing. It holds courses, competitions, charity events, kids days and taster days. It has  a wide range of specialist equipment in the country that can help almost any person with a disability to water ski.

Website:  http://www.bdwsa.org/

 

Denham Waterski Club

North Orbital Road, Denham, Uxbridge UB9 5HE . The club is open from mid-March through to mid-November and we offer both waterskiing and wakeboarding from beginner to competition level.

Website: www.denhamwaterski.com

 

MODEL BOATING

Black Park Model Boat Club

Based in Black Park near Slough. A non-competitive club that is open to new members, both individuals and families. The club covers all aspects of model boating with members’ models ranging from yachts to scale models of warships and other powered craft.

Website: www.blackparkmodelboatclub.org.uk

 

Three Rivers Radio Yachting Club

Based at Bury Lake, Rickmansworth Aquadrome, Rickmansworth, WD3 1NB.  "If you are interested in Radio Control Yacht racing come and have a sail with us. No experience required. We will lend you a boat and show you how to sail it."

Website: http://3rryc.org.uk/