Sailing & windsurfing

Sailing at Bewl Water can be enjoyed seven days a week in all seasons. You can join on an annual or day membership basis to enjoy the largest inland water in the South.

Winter Watersports memberships run from October – April and all membership fees and storage costs are priced on a pro-rata basis from the full annual membership fee with a minimum term of 3 months required.

Sailing Dinghies and windsurfers of all classes are welcome, from Toppers to Flying Fifteens and multi hulls.

We are home to racers and leisure sailors with regular social sails and weekly racing in conjunction with the Bewl Sailing Association.

In order to sail at Bewl Water we require a membership form to be filled out, competency to an RYA Level 2 standard, proof of insurance and for you to sign on and off the water in the office.

To join as an annual member or to renew your current membership please click here:


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Once paid for online please follow the below instructions:

  • Visit the Bewl Water tackle shop between 9am and 12pm on a Saturday or Sunday to collect your new car pass and boat sticker which can be used straight away. Please affix the sticker to your transom or other visible location on the stern.
  • Don’t forget to provide us with your updated insurance certificate. 



For more information regarding the midweek sailing groups and the Bewl Sailing association, (BSA) please see the links below.

Please contact for more information.

Bewl Water Rules and Regulations Handbook

Proof of Public liability insurance is required for all users of the reservoir, whether members or day pass holders.

Saturday and Wednesday Patrol Boat

Bewl Sailing Association offer safety boats at Bewl Water on Sunday mornings during racing throughout the year and at weekends in the summer.

Sailing (Annual Membership) Price
Family (2 adults + 3 children U18) £220.00
Individual £170.00
Junior (U18) £120.00
Disabled £120.00
First Boat £150.00
Additional Boats £100.00
Junior Craft – (Junior Pass Only) £100.00
Winter Sailing and Storage  £120.00
Windsurf/SUP (Annual Membership) Price
Family (2 adults + 3 children U18) £135.00
Individual £95.00
Junior (U18) £75.00
Disabled £75.00
Windsurfing Locker £100.00

Optimists at Bewl Water

We are growing a group of young sailors from beginners to advanced racers.

Our philosophy is to give children from both sailing and non-sailing families the opportunity to develop a love of sailing within a friendship group that starts from beginners and evolves into a team that helps and supports each other at events on the national circuit. The team includes boys and girls from 8 to 15 ranging in standard from beginners to children in the UK National Squad. They are supported by qualified instructors and coaches competing at an International level and for those that don’t yet have their own boat we also have a limited supply of boats for hire.

If you’re interested in learning more about what we’re doing please visit or contact Will (07976 886687) or Richard (07710 148359).