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Glenridding Sailing Centre

The Spit, Glenridding CA11 0PE, England
017684 82541
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Adventure
Owner description: Glenridding Sailing Centre, is a small sailing and activity centre based at the stunning southern...
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Type: Water sports, Adventure
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Glenridding Sailing Centre, is a small sailing and activity centre based at the stunning southern end of Ullswater, in the Lake District. We provide a wide range of high quality, fun-filled outdoor activities, from sailing tuition, to team building activities, to canoe and kayak hire.
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Today we had an introduction to sailing using a voucher kindly donated by Steve to the GNAAS (Air Ambulance) Pride of Cumbria charity. We happened to choose a lovely morning, although there was very little wind. That didn't stop a great experience with Linnhe our lovely instructor. She kept us well entertained! Stopped for lunch to allow time for the... More 

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Sedbergh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed my two days learning to sail on Ullswater at Glenridding Sailing Centre. I have wanted to learn to sail a keelboat for a long time, too long, and finally took the plunge. Now I can't wait to go back, practice and gain confidence in handling a keelboat by myself. My brilliant instructor, Linnhe, explained everything very clearly, had... More 

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Newcastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We did 2 half day taster sessions. Clothing (wet suit and jacket) was provided. Remember to bring your own water proof trousers, hat and gloves. Steve the instructor was great and made us feel at ease. He was very knowledgeable and experienced and tailored the sessions to our requirements. Can recommend.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I have just completed my RYA Level 2 Dinghy sailing. I did my Level 1 elsewhere, with poor instruction and nearly didn't continue learning to sail. But GSC were friendly straightaway, on the phone booking, and a fantastic warm welcome upon my arrival. My instructor Alex was excellent, practical, calm, informative, and he pitched his communication at exactly the right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Great on the telephone and great in person. Very welcoming and no fuss. Hired two kayaks for 3hours and had a great time. Ullswater is beautiful. We took a little picnic and went on one of the lakes little islands. Would definately use this club again. Ullswater is so much quieter and more peaceful than some of the other lakes.... More 

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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Thanks to Steve for such a warm welcome and making the family feel at home. A big thanks to Steph for a great introduction to sailing for kids (8,5 and 3). Good singing as well :)

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Firstly Thank you all and a big thanks to Steve from Tom and me! We enjoyed two days this year completing our RYA level 2 sailing after completing our level 1 last year, we had 2 brilliant days in July and Steve provided excellent training with bags of humour fun and the odd piece of singing " I believe I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Two epic days with our amazing coach, Joe (national champion) . This is now are 10th year visiting this fantastic sailing centre, and every year it continues to impress. It's wonderfully friendly staff always make you feel comfortable and safe and we always learn heaps and heaps of new skills even with just a couple of days there!!! We strongly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

What a fantastic time we had doing a RYA Level 2 sailing course with Steve our instructor. The two days spent in this stunning location passed all too quickly. The course had a mixture of classroom and ‘on the water’ elements to complete and Steve made sure that the learning experience was one to remember for both of us –... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Whether learning as a child or adult, sailing your own boat, as I did this week, or hiring, you cannot hope for a more friendly helpful or supportive place than Glenridding Sailing Centre. The location is superb; breathtaking scenery, ambling distance from the village centre, a broad expanse of water in view of the centre, and cliffs beaches coves and... More 

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