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Hire a boat from Nichol End and have a sail on Derwentwater.

The bulk of Nichol End's hire and teaching fleet is made up from wayfarers. We usually keep a number of these on the water ready to go, so we can have sailing off down the lake very quickly.  Some wayfarers are kept on the water all year round so you can hire 364 days a year (with a few precautions / limitations depending on the weather conditions)  If you hire often please look at our membership page

Nichol End also has laser 1 's and topaz's available for hire.  These are on trailers and take a little longer to launch.

We do not ask hirers to have any particular qualification to hire one of our boats, previous experience is essential.  When making a decision whether to hire we will consider the following:-

  • Amount of experience
  • How recently you have been sailing.
  • Ability to rig your boat
  • Current and forecast wind speed and direction.
  • Sailing history at Nichol End
  • Any sailing qualifications

We will monitor your initial performance and boat handling and occasionally this will warrant a tow back to base and the suggestion of some more tuition.

Fees are £30 for the first hours hire then £15 for each extra hour for the Wayfarers and £25 for the first hour then £15 for each extra hour for the Laser 1's and Topaz's.  Half hours are charged on a prorata basis.

Book a Boat...

We aim to always have a boat available for you to turn up and go, although very occasionally they are all booked up for tuition.  You can ring book in advance  which minimise the paperwork on the day, ensures you have a boat available for you and gets you on the water as quickly as possible!

Please arrive in enough time to get changed and rig your boat before the start of your booking.