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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
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... more » 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. « less
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Steve was a fab host and set up our crew of 20 odd age ranges with as many boats/ kayaks as he could. He made sure we were safe and happy all the way through our experience and one of the best sailing centre in the Lake District.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

this was our second summer visit to the centre after such an amazing time last year. We hired a canadian canoe with our little girl who is almost 3. She was catered for very well with a small life jacket and a mini oar so she could join in which she loved, and last year when she was new we... More

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were staying beside Ullswater and I wanted to try my hand at sailing again after a looong (decades!) break. My 17 year old son who had never been in a dinghy before was also game to try. Friendly staff member got us set up very efficiently with a traditional gaff-rigged boat and we were soon out there catching some... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Thanks to all the guys at Glenridding Sailing Centre for a fantastic weekend. My two sons and i have just finished an RYA dinghy sailing course with Steve (the South African Bruce Willis as my sons nicknamed him), and Jamie. We all had a great time. Would highly recommend these guys to anyone looking to entertain/engage teenagers.

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