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We are a friendly low cost dinghy sailing and canoeing club, easy to get to in the middle of Kingston upon Thames. The club is owned and run by the members who are of all ages, genders, shapes and sizes. A good variety of social activities include evening sails to nearby riverside pubs. We have a lovely bar with a balcony looking across the river to beautiful Hampton Court Home Park. On a warm evening as the sun sets it is one of the most picturesque spots on the Thames.

If you are a beginner we can help you find your sea legs. If you are experienced you will find there is lots of fun to be had learning the subtle skills of river sailing. We sail Enterprises, Merlins, Solos and Toppers, but other types are welcome. Races and canoeing activities are on Wednesday nights in the summer, Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, so you can find a time to suit your lifestyle. Our season runs from March to December, so come along and get involved!

Recent Events

  • Canoe Adventure - 2014 One of the first signs of summer at Minima Yacht Club is when the paddlers emerge from hibernation, just before the swallows return to the Clubhouse. The paddlers decided, for ...
    Posted 15 Apr 2014 10:46 by Graham Morley
  • Photographic Competition - 2014 John and Morene Metzner’s annual photographic competition is one of the most popular winter Wednesday night events at Minima, each year attracting a good turnout of photographers and voters ...
    Posted 21 Mar 2014 09:19 by Graham Morley
  • High River - 2014 These photos of the river taken on the 9th and 10th February record (hopefully) the highest level of the floods of 2014. It is interesting to compare them with the ...
    Posted 22 Feb 2014 08:29 by Graham Morley
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Minima Yacht Club - Upcoming Events

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Minima Yacht Club Limited is a company limited by guarantee registered with number 07773971 in England and Wales. Registered Office: 48A High Street, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey. KT1 IHN