Leicestershire Sailing Association

Registered Charity No:  1107119


The LRYSA rely soley on our Volunteers to run all of our activities - those running the sessions, the Safety boat drivers and all the behind the scenes administration.

However we could not operate without our boats and equipment, all of which we rely on fundraising and Grants to buy and maintain to a high safety level.

Making a Donation is easy - just click the Donate button and if you are a Tax Payer then please add Gift Aid.  All Donations are gratefully received.

You will be asked how much you want to Donate and prompted to enter your information if you want to add Gift Aid (if you are a Tax Payer).  However you can remain completely annonymous if you wish to (but we won't get the additional Gift Aid)

If you have any questions or concerns then please contact Fiona Caton (Treasurer) on  07711 928217


Oct-17:  Leicestershire & Rutland Freemasons - £1,000 (new wet suits & helmets)

Jul-17:  The 2016/17 Mayor of Hinckley and Bosworth (Councillor Richard Allen) Charity Fund - £1,200

Dec-16 / Aug-17: LCC (Leics County Council) SHIRE Community Grants - £1,652 (enabling sailing activities for vulnerable people)

Jan-17:  Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF) - £600  (Training Sessions for Achieve with Us)

Dec-16:  Voluntary & Community Sector (VCS) - £2,830 (Training new Sailing Instructors which need various qualifications to qualify)

  • VCS is a Strategic Partnership between Next Generation Community Connect’s (NGCC), Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council (HBBC) and Community Action Hinckley & Bosworth (CAHB).
  • Keel Boat Instructor Courses x 3
  • First Aid Courses x 6
  • Powerboat Courses x 6
  • Final Instructor Exams x 6
  • Log books + Certificates

May-16:  Sport England Small Grants - £4,746 (Purchase Xenon Boat, Trailer + Racing Main Sail)

The Xenon is a Double Hander (2 sailors required) and works really well for disabled kids.  The 2 members of the Youth Racing Team who sail this boat are both partially sighted and struggle in a Single hander. 

Sailing Sessions


John Merricks's Lake

Please help us to raise funds for our new Facilities


RYA Stage 1 & 2 Sailing

(Age 8 to 16)

Ongoing on Saturdays 


5 day course

5th-9th August 2019

12th-16th August 2019

RYA Level 1 & 2 Sailing


Ongoing Courses

(6 x Saturdays)

Next Start: 17th August 2019

Sunday Sessions

Sailors with Level 1&2


RYA Level 1 & 2 Sailing

(Over 55s)

Every Tuesday

Age 55+

March to November 2019

RYA Safety boat Course

Next Date: Sep 2019

RYA Powerboat Course

Next Date: 14/15 Sep 2019



Mayor's Trophy Regatta 2019

Saturday 7th September


Saturday 28th September

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