Bray Lake, the thriving watersports club based just outside London is having an incredibly busy summer already and have a lot more planned for the near future…
The Centre has been busy over the last few weeks, with the changeable weather of late, with some excellent windy conditions for those windsurfing and sailing, as well as calmer days for SUPing and kayaking. There has been enough of a mixture of conditions to keep everyone happy! So if you haven’t been down lately, why not come along and take advantage of some new kit and, if its been a while since you were out on the water, a bit of coaching. Check out details below for more info.
River Paddle: On Sunday 8th July we will be paddling along the River Thames. The paddle will be led by Paul who is an enthusiastic kayak instructor, and is open to both non-members and members. Minimum of 1* paddle ability, minimum age 16 years (river trip dependant upon conditions).
Club Trip to Poole: Intro to coastal sailing for windsurfing, sailing and SUP enthusiasts. Date to be confirmed, register your interest and we’ll keep you up to date.
Club Trip to Dale: Probably our most visited location for windsurfing, although there are opportunities for kayaking, SUPing and sailing too. The date for the next trip have now been set and will be 22nd / 23rd September.
For more information about going to Dale give the Centre a call on 01628 638860 or click here to read more about last September’s trip.
Boards and boats
We’ve just taken delivery of a range of new windsurfing boards, sailing boats, kayaks and SUP boards for hire and demo – and there’s more on the way! At Bray Lake we pride ourselves in being able to offer our customers and members the chance to try out some of the latest kit on the market. Our hire stock is always in good condition, well maintained and as up to date as we can make it. Find out more by coming down to hire, or give the Centre a call for more info. Check out braylake.com/hire-demo to see what’s available.
Go on ‘Push the Boat Out’!
Want to get your sailing skills up to speed? Would you like a bit more coaching? If you are keen to go sailing, sign up to our Sailing Master Class run by Jimmy, who is our enthusiastic, high-performance sailing instructor at the Lake. He will help you improve your skills and introduce you to new techniques, as well as giving you some race coaching tips. The session will be four hours and will finish with some fun racing to test your new skills. And all this completely free of charge. Minimum sailing ability of Level 1, minimum age 15 years.
The Clinic will run on Saturday 21st July and co-insides with the RYA’s ‘Push the Boat Out‘ event. Call the Centre today to sign up – limited spaces available, first come, first served! Or register now and email your details.
The Bray Lake battlefield has now been extended making the area much bigger. The venue has proved really popular for birthday parties, stag and hen parties as well as corporate team building. Battlefield Live is a great way to spend a couple of hours running around the woods, carrying out assignments and missions, whilst trying to remain ‘alive’ and win the day! To find out more about the outdoor laser tag game available at Bray Lake visit Battlefield Live South West London or give us a call for more information on 01628 638860.
Summer Holiday Course
We have been very busy taking bookings for the junior summer holiday courses, with a number of weeks now almost fully booked out.
There are lots of courses for beginners and improvers as well as coaching sessions for the more advanced enthusiasts. Our junior courses are open to 8-15 year olds and generally run Mon – Fri. There are skill specific courses in windsurfing, sailing or paddlesports, full on Watersports Weeks where you do everything and work towards gaining certificates or alternatively there is the Multi-Activity Week where again you give everything a try and gain some of the basic skills ready to move on to the beginner course.
There are options to do single Splash Days, however, these are only available at set times, ring the Centre for dates.
New for this year – Top Up Your Skills – there is now an option to split a week (3 half days) whereby you can sign up to part of a course to help you finish off a particular stage or level, or just to give you a re-cap ready for this year. Limited availability, call the Centre for more details.
To find our more about all our junior courses at braylake.com/kids-activities or give the Centre a call to book on 01628 638860.
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