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Boat Hire

Ullswater Sailing School has fleet of boats available to hire. More info on each class can be found below. We have three Toppers, six Picos, two Fevas, two Bahias, and two Laser Stratos.

Whilst we do not ask hirers to have any formal qualification to hire one of our boats, previous experience is essential.  When making a decision as to whether to hire we will consider the following:
•    Amount of experience
•    How recently you have been sailing.
•    Current and forecast wind speed and direction.
•    Any sailing qualifications

We will monitor your initial performance and boat handling and occasionally this will warrant a tow back to base and the suggestion of some tuition rather than continuing with the hire.

We only hire out boats when there is safety cover available on the lake (usually weekends or school holidays) and when the wind is below Force 4.  We ask that you stay within view of the sailing club.

To find out more, contact UYC Sailing Development Officer, tel 07900 855812 email sdo@ullswateryachtclub.org

Topper

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The Topper is an 11 foot sailing dinghy designed by Ian Proctor. The Topper is a one-design boat sailed mostly around Ireland and the United Kingdom. It was recognised as an International class by the International Sailing Federation. The boat is constructed from polypropylene, and is popular as a racing boat or for sail training.

Ullswater Sailing School has 3 Toppers available

Topper

Laser Pico

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The Laser Pico dinghy is a small sailboat designed by Jo Richards in the mid-1990s and used primarily for training and day sailing. It can be crewed by one or two children or an adult. Current models come equipped with both a mainsail and a jib, but the jib is so small that it is faster sailed single handed using only the mainsail.

Ullswater Sailing School has 6 Picos available.

 

RS Feva

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The RS Feva is a two-person sailing dinghy designed by Paul Handley in 2002. It is manufactured and distributed by RS Sailing. The RS Feva is an International Sailing Federation international class, a Royal Yachting Association  Supported Junior Class, and has been selected by the Dansk Sejlunion (Danish Sailing Association) and Norges Seilforbund (Norwegian Sailing Federation) for major sailing growth projects.

Ullswater Sailing School has 2 RS Fevas available.

 

Laser Bahia

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The Laser Bahia was designed with stability, safety and performance in mind. It was created for leisure and ease of use, but not at the expense of performance. Stability and sturdy hull design make it easy to motor or row. The Laser Bahia comes with a single line reefable mainsail for added sailing comfort in a breeze.

Ullswater Sailing School has 2 Laser Bahias available.

 

Laser Stratos

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The Laser Stratos is an all-round cruising and racing boat built by Laser Performance, the same company as the famous Laser standard dinghy. It is built from fibreglass and foam sandwich. The Laser Stratos comes in two forms, one with a keel (similar to most yachts) and one with a centreboard (like nearly all dinghies). The centreboard version is red and the keel version is blue. The Stratos is quite spacious and most of the rigging is kept out of the way. The boat can optionally be fitted with trapeze lines and an engine bracket for carrying an outboard engine.

Ullswater Sailing School has 2 Laser Stratos available.