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There’s something for the whole family at Bowmoor. Our 2 children, now teenagers, learnt to sail at Bowmoor in Optimist dinghies and loved it so much they have been sailing ever since. The annual ‘Oppy Camp’ has given them unforgettable childhood experiences – fun and freedom that is not always easy to find. Through the excellent training, support and encouragement offered at Bowmoor they have gained a skill for life and are now confident, competent sailors, having made great friends along the way.
in the last week
If you like sailing – or even just thought you might – then this is the pace to come. Whatever level of dingy sailing you are at then there is a place for you here. From beginners – for which there are regular course held by enthusiasts who know what they are doing, to hardened winter sailer who really enjoy competitive racing within a number of fleets. The members are friendly – always willing to give advice if asked.
The club house and lake are some of the best I have travelled to – the lake is a good size and like all inland waters has it’s own challenges. The club house is modern and plenty of space with a canteen during events/weekends – and HOT showers.
It also must be one of the best places for members to camp in the Cotswolds with a safe level pitch.
Give it a try – you won’t be disappointed.

Paul Scott

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A friendly and supportive club which caters for all levels of sailor. Excellent value for money. I learnt to sail and race a laser dinghy here. I also windsurf, kayak and use a paddleboard. One important bonus too – it’s a great location for family camping/caravan and the highlight of my year is is always the Fairford airshow weekend. You can’t beat camping and sailing all weekend with fighter jets performing their displays over the lake – awesome!
a week ago
A good safe sailing lake with facilities for boat storage, dinghy sailing and RYA approved sailing and powerboat courses. Racing every Sunday throughout the year plus Wednesday evenings in the summer, although in addition the water is open for general sailing almost every day. Large clubhouse and safety boat storage building, plus large dinghy park. Lakeside camping is possible.
Kate Tustin

a week ago
We have been members at Bowmoor for about nine years, we joined for the fabulous family atmosphere, the fantastic lake with its great long beach and the racing which allows us to sail on our own and as a family. With the option for members to camp in the summer and the great facilities, I would argue that this is the best club in the Water Park.