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