About Sail Windermere

Where are we based?


Sail Windermere, Windermere Marina Village, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JQ

The boat

The boat is a Beneteau 21 of which there are around 50 on lake Windermere. It is the ideal teaching boat as it is responsive but also very safe. It has a sleek modern design which is stable while still allowing fun and enjoyable sailing.

Lifejackets are provided and we have a range of spare jackets and over trousers to keep you warm and dry. I recommend you bring your own waterproofs and a hat, but spares are available. The Beneteau 21 has a cabin at the front to shelter from the weather and store the picnic. 


The skipper

Hi - I hope you come and join me for a sail on Lake Windermere. My name is Chris Plumb 

Teaching sailing is a real passion for me and there is nothing so rewarding as seeing someone get the hang of sailing for the first time. I have worked with people of all ages and at different sailing schools including Tower Wood, The Outward Bound, Windermere School and Royal Windermere Yacht Club. I hope to meet you soon

The Lake

Lake Windermere is the largest lake in England. We are based at the central point so we have a choice to go north or south.

You can find out more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windermere

There is very useful chart and guide here


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Chris is an RYA Senior Instructor, RYA keelboat Instructor and RYA powerboat instructor. He has a current RYA first aid and first aid at work certificates. He has two current DBS certificates for a local school and as a St Johns Vaccinator. He also has RYA coastal skipper and is a qualified mountain leader and qualified teacher. Any of these are available to view on request.


Sail Windermere is fully insured through Gallagher using the same policy as 85% of RYA clubs and teaching centres.

More details here - https://www.rya.org.uk/club-centre-support/affiliation/services-benefits/gallaghers-insurance