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At Oxford Sail Training Trust, we focus on having fun whilst learning your chosen sport. We are an R.Y.A accredited sailing school, so you can be sure of quality training and good, safety-focussed supervision from all of our team.

Whether you are looking for dedicated watersports tuition or just for a different environment to enjoy some outdoor activities, we have something for everyone.  We run our courses in association with Oxford Sailing Club, who provide access to facilities and equipment. 


Oxford Sail Training Trust is situated on Farmoor Reservoir.  Farmoor is approximately 5 miles to the west of Oxford, between the villages of Cumnor, Farmoor and Eynsham. With easy access from the A34, A40, A420 Oxford Sailing Centre has one of the premier inland water sports facilities in southern England. The lake is situated in an elevated position above the wide expanses of the upper Thames flood plain, so we have excellent wind conditions from the prevailing westerly winds. 

There is excellent and plentiful car parking on-site,  and a large clubhouse with good showers and changing facilities, plus easy launching from a large concrete beach. 

We are an RYA recognised Training Centre, and offer a range of RYA approved sailing, windsurfing, powerboating, and first aid courses. All courses are run by qualified RYA instructors who have completed centre training to provide a great experience of the amazing sport of sailing. 


We provide buoyancy aids, logbook and a beginners handbook. You will need plenty of warm clothing and waterproofs, some non-slip footwear which can get wet and sunscreen. Full details will be sent with your joining instructions. 


There is a modern shore-side teaching facility with video and visual aids as well as sailing simulators. The clubhouse overlooks the water, with heated changing rooms, hot showers and vending machines for snacks and hot drinks. 


Sailing takes place on the 380 acres of Farmoor, an elevated reservoir with a purpose built beach for easy launching and recovery. We have a good fleet of boats, to suit the wind conditions and your ability    

Many students go on to join Oxford Sailing Club and enjoy sailing all year round. However, this is not essential as there is a good choice of sailing clubs in the area, each with a different feel. There is bound to be one to suit you once you can sail. 


Holiday sailing for juniors, adults throughout the year and free tasters at selected dates.


Tel: 01865 865 551

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Farmoor Reservoir, Cumnor Road