Open Sailing

Saturday, 7 August '21   10am – 3pm BST
3rd Chalkwell Bay Sea Scout Group, The Den, Victoria Wharf, High Street, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 2EN
26 spaces available
Open Sailing

Open sailing session for Scouts and Explorers at The Den.

Sessions for any Scout or Explorer to go on the water rowing and sailing. Sessions are always supervised by a suitable leader, and no experience is necessary. There is no charge for participating in open boating, just ensure you are down in time for the briefing as outlined on the programme and email with more details when you have booked onto the session. Please make sure you bring suitable clothing as outlined below.

All dinghy helms need to have completed the RYA Stage 2 Sailing Course (or be of equivalent experience). This is to ensure you are reasonably competent in a boat, to minimise the amount of close proximity contact you may require from the leader team.

Due to the rules on distancing, a maximum of two households will be able to sail together on the same boat, and we encourage siblings to sail together.

Those from the same household will however be asked to sail together in a Quest to maximise the amount of boats we have available for all. Unfortunately we're not currently able to accommodate non-family members sailing together.

If after booking you are unable to attend, please cancel the booking or contact so we can ensure the limited places are offered to other members.


What to Bring
You will need to bring suitable clothing to go afloat and get wet in. This means swimming gear, a wetsuit if you have one (don't worry if not, we have a number you can borrow), a complete change of clothes, and a towel! You will also need some old trainers / plimsolls / boat shoes for your feet. Jeans, wellies, flip-flops and bare-feet are not appropriate.

We will provide you with a buoyancy aid. Please bring your RYA logbook if you have one to record you progression.

You will also need a packed lunch or money for chips! It is worth having a few snacks with you in-case we have a late lunch.

All sessions are weather dependant, and therefore may be cancelled at short notice. If we do have to cancel a session it will be published on the group Facebook page, and you will be advised by e-mail, so please check this prior to travelling to The Den if the weather is not looking good.


Single Handed (Topaz)
5 available between Sat 17 Jul 12am and Fri 6 Aug 10am
One or two per boat. For 2 people please consider using a Quest to ensure we can allow maximum participation.
Group ticket for 1-2 people
Double Handed (Quest)
4 available between Sat 17 Jul 12am and Fri 6 Aug 10am
Up to three people per boat, from a max of 2 households. Please add names of all sailors who will be on the boat.
Group ticket for 2-3 people
Laser Stratos
1 available between Sat 17 Jul 12am and Fri 6 Aug 10am
More experienced sailors only. 2-4 people on the boat from a maximum of 2 households
Group ticket for 2-4 people

3rd Chalkwell Bay Sea Scout Group
The Den, Victoria Wharf
High Street