Papercourt Sailing Club is extremely friendly and inclusive. It is run by the members for the members. We provide first class facilities and a wonderful, safe environment in which to learn and sail.
We sail on our own 45 acre lake which is easily accessible near to junction 10 of the M25 and the A3 at Ripley in Surrey. Download a copy of our brochure here.
You can learn to sail here in our vibrant youth programme, which has over 150 children, our adult training programme, or enjoy our racing, which runs all year round. You can join the Club as a non-sailing individual or family, without owning a boat, learn to sail at very reasonable cost, make loads of friends, and get friendly advice about which boat to buy.
We are an RYA British Youth Sailing Recognised Club, a recognised RYA Training Centre and the Club was the UK’s RYA Sailing Club of the Year (watch a video about our award). We are also a Sailability Foundation Status club
In terms of the boats we sail, we have the largest inland Optimist fleet in the UK and one of the largest Solo fleets, as well as Laser, RS Aero, RS200, Topper, RS Feva, Wanderer, GP14 and Enterprise fleets. We also have an extensive hire fleet so you do not need to own a boat to get started. We also host the bi-annual Surrey Schools’ Regatta, in which over 100 competitors take part.
On a practical level, our berthing for boats is secure, with easy launching to the water, and our modern clubhouse, galley, bar and training rooms can cater for over 100 people, with great views over the lake and grounds, plus free wi-fi. We have a fun and active social programme including, BBQ’s, dinners and quiz nights.