I’ve never sailed before. Can I join OUYC and what can activities can I do?

OUYC has lots to offer you if you are new to sailing. Obviously some activities will require more experience and are less suitable for novices but don’t let that put you off joining. We run social sailing every Wednesday and Saturday in Trinity term (see social sailing page). This is for all abilities, and a great way to learn how to sail! For more information contact the club’s committee.


I want to get my skipper’s license. Can I do this through OUYC?

OUYC runs most of the courses that are required for getting an RYA Dayskipper or Coastal Skipper Qualification. Through our cruises you also have the chance to gain the experience and miles needed. Finally through the club you can take the theory and practical exams. Of course whether you are ready and able to get the final qualification will depend on your individual circumstances. To find out more see our training section.


How do I join the OUYC mailing lists?

OUYC has several mailing lists. Depending on the activities you are interested in, follow the instructions below:

  • Social Sailing in OUYC’s dinghies: email the social sailing secretary at social-sailing@ouyc.co.uk and request to be added to the mailing list.
  • Team Racing, contact dinghy-captain@ouyc.co.uk
  • Yachting: Email Lulu Wallis at yachting-captain@ouyc.co.uk to be added to the yachting mailing list. The mailing list will keep you up-to-date about fleet racing, cruising, yachting socials and our training courses.


Where does the dinghy side train?

We train at Farmoor Reservoir, which is approximately 5 miles from Oxford. We try to organise lifts in a car, but there is also a very convenient bus service (S1) which runs from George Street to Farmoor.