Covid 19 update as at 14/4/21
We are pleased to be open for local day ticket users – anyone wanting to visit our lake and to launch your own craft (please see hire / launch ticket page for charges).
We are open for groups of up to 6 (day tickets and boat hire – available on link above).
We are also now open for groups of up to x6 (day tickets, boat hire and our water sports retail shop is open).
New for 2021 – Day beach cabin rental ! (please use “local day tickets” link above to book).
Our RYA recognised school and modern hire fleet have established Croft Farm as a well-known water sports centre since we opened in 1985. Originally concentrating on windsurfing but now providing a range of activities including the increasingly popular Stand Up Paddleboarding.
Our lake is an ideal size for teaching – not so big to intimidate children but still large enough to provide enjoyment on windy days for the more experienced sailor or windsurfer. Launching and recovery is easy from both sides of the lake and the wind is good from most directions.
We have spacious on-shore facilities dedicated to the water sports enthusiast with changing rooms, toilets and showers our water sports shop, together with a wet classroom and a larger function room able to accommodate private parties of up to 70.
We are a Royal Yachting Association Training Centre for windsurfing, sailing and power boating offering courses for adults and juniors. We also offer kayaking, canoeing, katakanuing and raft building together with some land based activities. We teach on an individual basis, in family groups and we have considerable experience teaching to larger organisations and schools.
We can offer a fully catered package of activities for a weekend or longer with all meals provided and accommodation in camping pods or tents.
As an RYA training and AALA recognised centre we are assessed annually to ensure the facilities, equipment and instruction meet the required standards. We actively encourage you to take lessons. Our courses represent very good value for money with the confidence that you are being taught by a qualified instructor in a safe environment.
Tuition sessions normally run from 10am or 1pm every day (we are also very happy to run evening and early morning sessions if you need). Just email us with a start time and date and we will confirm.
Participants are provided with a buoyancy aid and if required a wet suit , helmet. All participants are asked to provide their own shoes for the water and good to bring some clothes that you don’t mind getting wet ! (You would normally wear a pair of swim shorts or swim costume under a wet suit – so these are good to bring with you). Toilets and showers are available for watersports customers.
Tuition provided by Sail and Paddle LTD
Manager – Tom Lawrence.
Tel – 01684 772321 ext 2
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
9am – 17.00pm (March 1st – November 1st -7 days per week apart from Sunday close at 4pm. Last hire 4pm Monday-Saturday, 3:30pm Sunday)
9am – 16.00pm (Winter – Mon to Fri but Open weekends for pre booked tuition only)
We can arrange evening activities – please ask at water sports reception or email Tom