RCSSC Sailing Tasters

Fancy a Taster Sail?

Whether you used to sail, already sail, or just fancy having a go on a keelboat, you will always be made welcome and looked after, by members of Rutland Civil Service Sailing Club.

What’s a  taster day like?  

Check out Civil Service Sailing Association October Newsletter – pages 6-9.  The CSSA is the sailing arm of the CSSC.

Our Taster Days are provided in conjunction with the CSSC Civil Service Sports Council Sports & Leisure.  

Who and how many can sail?

Open to CSSC and Non-CSSC members.   Do feel free to bring spectators with you and enjoy Rutland Sailing Club’s  wonderful view and great facilities.  The cafe restaurant serves from 09:00 – 22:00 so  why not bring along your friends and family to enjoy the view and perhaps a bite to eat or a drink from the bar?  Parking is free.  

Tasters are restricted to a maximum of four per session  with a max of two guests on a boat.  Please also note that taster sessions times 10:00 – 12:15 and 13:15 – 15:30.

PLEASE NOTE:  A safety briefing takes place half an hour prior to each taster.   So that we maximise your time on the water, we recommend that guests  arrive at the taster,  dressed ready to sail.  An FAQ sheet, with this information in, is sent out to all taster guests. 

What our guests say

“Thank you so much.  We were well looked after and had a great day”.

CSSC Sailing Taster Days 2024

Friday 17 May 2024

Saturday  8 June 2024

Friday 28 June 2024 (for Hunts & Cambs and Beds members only)

Friday 19 July 2024

Saturday 17 August 2024

Open to CSSC and non-CSSC guests

Book your taster day by clicking on one of the dates above and make your booking with the CSSC on the CSSC website (which manages all bookings and payments)

See you on the water!

If you have any specific questions about a sailing taster with RCSSC, please feel free to contact the organiser,  David Grundy RCSSC.dg@gmail.com  

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Here’s what our guests say

I personally really enjoyed the Taster Sailing Day – was great to actually get hands on and the conditions were perfect.  The team were lovely and all the instructors that took us out were great – very experienced and welcoming. I would love to do a bit more sailing following my experience.

Thank you for having us, we all had a wonderful time. It was a great experience and it was great to get involved.

I had a great day thanks! Always love spending time on the water-particularly when the weathers nice. No negative views, I thought the volunteers were fantastic and it was great that they were all open to sharing how they got involved,and having a chat. I was pleased to have the opportunity to take part so I can share the taster day info with my Areas, and encourage them to have a go. Always good to aid promotions if you’ve done it too!

What a great day that was. I really enjoyed the experience of sailing with you guys. I have really got the taste for it now. It was a really interesting and informative experience. With excellent briefings and attention to safety.

Each taster experience will be different as it depends on the number of participants and the weather conditions.