Booking out Club Dinghies

Available Dinghies

The club dinghies available for general recreation without a safety boat are:

  • WAYFARER No. 4
  • WAYFARER No. 6

The club dinghies available for racing and adult sailing sessions are:

  • Toppers x3
  • Oppies x6
  • Vision x1
  • Lasers x4
  • Fevas x2
  • Fusions x4
  • Pico x1

Booking Dinghies

Dinghies are only available to full members who have been signed off as competent by a member of the HRSC Committee. If you would like to be signed off please contact Angie Watson or Duncan Skingley.

We have a WhatsApp group to manage the booking and availability of dinghies. To join the group please text “HRSC Bookings Only” to Bob Calver on 07500 507 569 and he will add you to the group.

When booking out a session:

  1. Start the WhatsApp message with the boat name IN CAPITALS.
  2. Add the date you want the boat.
  3. Your name
  4. You will need to pay £25 for the year

If you book out more than one dinghy please state the names of the other helms.



Entering these three lines on WhatsApp HRSC Bookings Only, books the dinghy out to you for the whole day. Your name or names will appear in the WhatsApp text box to inform all group members.

To cancel a booking please enter the following on the BOOKINGS GROUP:


All the WAYFARER dinghies are ready to book now. 

Club Rules for booking out Wayfarers

Dinghies must only be used during daylight hours in the confines of the river.

Sail within your own ability.  Be aware of wind strength and tide times, ensuring there is enough water on your return.

A mobile phone or personal handheld VHF is essential.

Helms must be aware that there is no safety boat cover and it is stressed that you will be responsible for the safety of everyone in the boat.  Ensure that all are appropriately dressed for the occasion, buoyancy aids worn, and spare warm clothing stowed away.

A Masthead float is advised.

Club Rules for all Other Dinghies

Appropriate clothing and a buoyancy aid must be worn.

All club dinghies other Wayfarers must have safety boat in attendance.

Please report any problems with the dinghies to [email protected] or [email protected]

Wayfarer Information

Wayfarer Sails are on the middle shelf of the sailing shed. Each dinghy has 2 seperate bags; one for the main and one for the jib.

The masthead floats are on the top shelf

Please use your own tender if possible. Studio Sam, the Wayfarer tender, is moored on the pontoon.  The oars marked HRSC are stored in the Sailing Shed.

If you don’t have a shed key email Angie Watson for the combination of the shed key-safe: [email protected]

All Other Club Dinghies

The other club dinghies are in the Dinghy Park. The booms, rudders and dagger boards are stored in the dinghies.  The masts are stored on the sail rack. Some sails are stored in the sailing shed. There are 10m tow ropes on the fore decks in case needed.  Paddles are provided in case the wind drops. 

Duncan Skingley has very kindly posted this video showing how to rig one of our new Fusions:

Happy sailing

Angie Watson
Captain Adult Sailing