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Are you ready to set sail and discover the excitement of sailing?

Don't hesitate any longer!

Book your introductory sailing taster session with Bawsey Bay Watersports today and let our certified RYA instructor guide you through the basics. With all the necessary equipment provided and a stunning private lake location, there's no better time to begin your sailing journey. Don't miss out on this opportunity, reserve your spot now!

Sailing Lessons in Norfolk

Looking to discover the art of sailing? Look no further than Bawsey Bay Watersports! Our introductory sailing taster sessions, led by a certified RYA instructor, are perfect for beginners seeking to embark on this exhilarating journey.

Rest assured, Bawsey Bay have you covered with all the necessary equipment to easily explore the world of sailing. Our lessons take place on a 60-acre private lake, nestled within the picturesque Bawsey Estate and Country Park, providing a tranquil and serene atmosphere for your learning experience. Here, you can immerse yourself in the beauty of nature while mastering the art of sailing.

Self Launching your Sailing Boat at Bawsey Bay

What's more, we also provide the opportunity for self-launching your own craft during certain times, allowing you to take your newfound skills to the next level. For further details, please refer to the information below.

Sailing at Bawsey Bay Norfolk

Sailing Taster/Intro Session


Group Lesson with an instructor

Minimum number to run: x2 people
Experience Required: No experience is necessary
Duration: 2hrs
Cost: £55pp
Minimum Age: 12yrs – Under 18yrs need to be accompanied by an adult

All equipment provided including buoyancy aid and wetsuit.

What you will learn

This is a 2hr course will give to get an insight into the world of sailing. No previous experience is necessary, just a desire to have fun!

Embark on your sailing journey with us! We'll start on the shore with a simulated boat to introduce you to the basics before launching. You'll learn how to properly sit in a boat, how to turn through the wind, and some essential sailing terminology. After that, we'll get on the water and put your newfound skills into practice. Our experienced instructor will be with you in the boat or nearby in a safety boat, providing guidance and support.

Our qualified instructors will introduce you to one of our dinghies, providing a demonstration of the boat controls and the necessary skills to sail successfully. Then, you'll be able to take the helm and explore the open waters with confidence. Whether you're a child or an adult, sailing is a popular activity with friends and/or family that is sure to create lasting memories.


The sailing taster/intro session is not an RYA course, this is purely a taster session with no certification.


Sailing Lessons at Bawsey Bay in Norfolk
Sailing Taster
Private Tuition

1:1 Private Sailing Lessons


1:1 Private tuition with an instructor
Experience Required: No experience is necessary
Duration: 2hrs minimum
Cost: £80ph
Minimum Age: 12yrs – Under 18yrs need to be accompanied by an adult

All equipment provided including buoyancy aid and wetsuit.

If you're looking to learn how to sail at your own pace, or have previous experience and want to progress or build confidence, then our 1:1 sessions are perfect for you


We offer these sessions on demand, so don't hesitate to contact us to book your spot.


Sailing Lessons and Courses at Bawsey, Norfolk
Self Launh
Learn to Sail at Bawsey Bay Watersports in Norfolk

Experience Required: Previous experience is essential
Cost: £20per launch
Minimum Age: Under 18s need to be accompanied by an adult

Self launch must be pre-booked in advance online 

If you are not a skilled sailor, we strongly recommend taking part in a sailing course with a qualified instructor before venturing out onto the water.
Our courses and tuition provide comprehensive information to ensure you are prepared for the conditions you may encounter. Everyone using their own craft must be proficient in its use and knowledgeable of the conditions on the day.

All self launch sessions need to be pre-booked online and certain criteria must be adhered to. 

Self Launch - Bring Your Own

Sailing at Sunset

Why you should learn to Sail at

Bawsey Bay Watersports

The Great Lake is often calmer and more sheltered than open water, making them an ideal environment for beginners. The smaller size of the lake provides a controlled and safe learning environment for novice sailors.

The scenic beauty of our lake setting can make your learning experience more enjoyable and relaxing. Bawsey Estate and Country Park offer a picturesque setting with stunning views that can be appreciated while sailing.

Overall, learning to sail on a lake at Bawsey Bay can provide a safer and more relaxed environment, allowing for a more enjoyable and beneficial learning experience.

Bawsey Bay, Ideal for Sailing Lessons

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Where is Bawsey Bay located?

When entering the park, immediately turn right and follow the signs to the overflow carpark

we are located at the Great Lake. PE32 1EP

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