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Alton Water Sports Centre Ltd
Holbrook Road

Tel: 01473 328408

Schools & Youth Groups

Dinghy Sailing - Windsurfing - Kayaking - Canoeing - Improvised Rafting - 

Alton Water is now taking bookings for the 2017 season

Whether you are looking for dinghy sailing, windsurfing, paddling or a multi activity, team building day, Alton Water Sports Centre can put a program together to ensure your school trip is safe, exciting, educational and above all fun.

Alton Water Sports Centre is an RYA and AALA approved teaching establishment, based on Suffolk’s largest area of inland water, with a strong focus on offering healthy outdoor sports for children and young adults in a safe open water environment.
You will find a trip to Alton Water Centre will greatly benefit students’ personal development and growth. Through a safe and fun environment students will be facing new challenges, developing communication and teamwork skills and will achieve surprising results.
Sessions are run by fully qualified, experienced instructors within the ratios set by the national governing body for the activity. The equipment used is up to date and appropriate to the age and ability of the group and sessions are regularly monitored to ensure the highest possible standard.
Our instructors will facilitate your young people’s learning and development especially in areas of self-confidence and reliance through experiential learning on the water.
Our prices are competitive with tidal water sports centres in the area and our location means sessions are less likely to be cancelled or postponed. 
Our team at Alton Water will be happy to work with you to tailor a programme to link in with the curriculum you are delivering. A programme can be one session, one day or several consecutive sessions in duration.

·         Multi activity taster programmes
·         Federation days
·         In Curriculum time educational programmes
·         Enrichment programmes
·         Alternative curriculum programmes
·         Extra curriculum regular programmes

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How to book

Contact Andy Woolnough, Principal at Alton Water
Tel: 01473 328408 /

Activities at Alton Water


Alton Water Sports Centre successfully train thousands of young people to an RYA standard each year, and during the summer months provide more RYA courses than any other centre in the East of England.

Accredited Training

Each course follows an RYA syllabus balancing theory sessions with practical teaching and activities. The courses cover all you need to know to get you started as a sailor, from basic rigging to how the sail works, from knots to racing.
These courses are ideal for beginners looking to gain knowledge and build on water confidence as well as those just looking to improve already acquired skills.

Race Training

Race training can be offered to groups of all ages and abilities. Courses consist of 3 hours of race training, held weekly, to improve general sailing and learn about the tactics and skills of racing. Working towards a regatta, be it in house, or against other schools also training at Alton Water.

Club Racing

A chance to get professional race training in a club environment. Held on the weekend this training takes place amongst real club racers, with the opportunity to join in and get involved.
Groups will also be given tips on team racing, rules, regulations and results.


Windsurfing combines the fundamental elements of sailing with surfing and whilst often referred to as an extreme sport it can build up balance skills, environmental awareness and initiative.
It can be very rewarding with participants achieving noticeable results in a short amount of time.


RYA Youth training courses are designed to break up the syllabus into bite-size chunks leaving plenty of time for on water practice.
Run in a 1:6 ratio, the courses are hands on, energetic and fun. Learning everything from rigging a sail and carrying equipment to controlling the board and understanding the wind the students are encouraged to get wet and enjoy learning through making mistakes, promoting the use of initiative.
Once students are competent windsurfers they are given the opportunity to join our Team 15 squad, which will introduce them into the social aspect of the sport and have a go at racing.

PaddlePaddle Sports

Paddle sport sessions are popular with all ages and abilities. Paddle sports are great aerobic sports which can increase levels of physical fitness, whilst also encouraging independence, leadership and listening skills.

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March Sprints 2019

Start date:
Sat 09/03/2019
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Sun 31/03/2019