About the Location
You can sail at Queen Mary Sailing Club (QMSC) near the former Bedfont location, (10 mins from M25 J13) whenever you want throughout the membership year (until 31st March 2022), with access to the IBM equipment at no additional charge (Xenons & Laser) and discounted access to QMSC equipment, including paddle boards and windsurfing kit.
About the sailing sub-section
You can sail on your own or in a group at one of the IBM specific member days or join the QMSC Saturday Club, which runs every Saturday. Receive discount on courses run by QMSC, including introduction to sailing, training for RYA or children's courses on weekends or holidays.
After months spent indoors, it's time to enjoy the great outdoors! Whether you want to start a new hobby this spring, long for some peace on the water or are after a great time with your loved ones, sailing is the thing to try!
See what IBM Sailing Club members have to say. And don't miss our Taster Sessions in May and June - look out for more information in April or enquire with club contacts below.
"It's the best kept secret! A fantastic opportunity to sail and try other water sports at a fraction of a cost."
"It's a school holidays lifesaver! I can stop multitasking and focus on work, knowing that my child is having fun while learning skills for life rather than sitting in front of the screen."
"I was impressed by the professional, friendly and caring attitude of the instructors and reassured by their focus on safety and a high staff to children ratio."
HOW TO JOIN
Fill in and return the membership application form below.
Make a £10.00 payment via bank transfer using the account details below.
Account: IBM Club London West
Sort code: 60-83-01
You will be added to the Club distribution list and receive information about ongoing and new activities.
The Sailing section has its base at Queen Mary Sailing Club in Staines, just 5 minutes drive from IBM Bedfont. Queen Mary offers an exceptional sailing area raised above the surrounding land and nearly a mile across. This provides lots of space for learning, blasting or racing and with very consistent wind for quality sailing. IBM has its own dinghies that qualified members can take out as they wish. Those learning will be given assistance to choose courses and develop their skills by sailing with more experienced members. If you have your own boat you can also keep it and sail it at Queen Mary, subject to dinghy park space being available.
In addition the Sailing Sections offers:
QM Saturday Club every second Saturday from April through November. Come along and sail in a friendly group
Introduction to Dinghy Sailing half day sessions to give you a taster.
Subsidised Basic Training at Queen Mary Sailing Club – discount off list price on all courses
Subsidised Advanced Training at Queen Mary Sailing Club – discount off list price on most courses
Subsidised Kids Activities and Summer Fun Weeks run by Queen Mary Sailing Club – also at a discounted price
and members get the use of our kit at Queen Mary Sailing Club, Xenons and Laser Dinghies, as well as bouyancy aids, wetsuits and helmets, if required.
Membership is incredible value at just £10 for both crews and helms this year. Complete and return the form (attached below) and make your payment to get started. The membership year runs from 1st April to 31st March. You need to be a member to be insured.
N.B. "Helms": Those people signed-off to helm the Dinghies; "Crews": Beginners sailing with experienced helms.
For information on all this and more, read the FAQs below or contact one of the committee by clicking on their name.
See you on the water soon!
The IBM Club London West Sailing Section Committee