Sailing and canoeing on the River Thames in Kingston

Sailing

Most of our sailing is racing, in various forms, with class-racing, pursuit racing and handicaps on Wednesday and Saturday evenings, Sunday afternoons and Bank Holiday Mondays. The full programme for 2020 can be seen on its own page or consult the calendar below.

We also enjoy social sails to a riverside pub on occasional Fridays during the summer, weather permitting.

What we sail

Dinghy classes sailed at Minima are the two-handed Enterprise and Merlin Rocket and single-handed Laser and Solo, with other boats sailing in a small Handicap fleet.

The club owns a training fleet which can be used by members to enter club races, subject to being safe and competent to do so (and this is free in the first year of membership!). These include:

  • Topaz Argo (helm plus 1 or 2 crew) x 2
  • Laser Radial
  • Topper x 2
  • Laser Pico (single or with 1 crew) x 2
  • Enterprise (double handed)
  • Solo

We use the excellent Dutyman system to manage our race officer and bosun duties.

COVID-19 August update

We have been racing on Sundays during August, and social sailing and kayaking on the river individually and in small groups continues within ‘the guidelines’. 

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Regatta 2020

Updated 7.20pm Friday 4 September 2020 The Minima Yacht Club Annual Regatta is now less than 18 hours away!

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COVID-19

We are currently social Sailing and Kayaking on the river individually and in small groups within ‘the guidelines’.  We are hoping to open the bar

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Commodore’s news

After the PM’s announcement, Minima plans to getting back on the water with recreational paddling and casual sailing, although the Virtiual Club is still open for business.

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Commodore’s news

As lockdown continues Minima becomes a Virtual Club, complete with sailing followed by a drink at the bar! Also news about the website and more.

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