Weir Wood is located on the edge of the Ashdown Forest at Forest Row just over 3 miles from East Grinstead. Weir Wood Reservoir is about 1.5 miles long and extends to about 280 acres.
We pride ourselves on being a friendly, welcoming club for dinghy sailors and windsurfers. (For fishing, swimming, kayaking and paddle-boarding, please see the links at the bottom of the page for the other Weir Wood organisations that offer these activities).
Covid-19 update, 3 July 2020
Following the latest government advice and updated advice from the RYA, social sailing is permitted (in accordance with the club’s sailing regulations and the club’s guidance to members, both of which can be found here). While sailing is permitted there will be no activities organised by the club. There may be a support boat on Saturday and Sunday afternoons but you should take particular care to ensure that you only sail in conditions which are well within your capabilities, whether the support boat is operating or not. Children may only sail if they are accompanied on the water by an adult from their household if the support boat is not operating. Members and parents are wholly responsible for their safety and for assessing the weather conditions before sailing; the club has no responsibility for your actions.
Any activity will still need to be either:
- alone or
- with members of your household, or
- with up to 6 people from different households (including yourself) as long as you can remain 2m away from them and stay outside.
The clubhouse remains closed (including to members with their own key and alarm fob) until further notice except when an OOD or Wych’s Kitchen are on site, when the toilets are available. Please follow all signage and maintain social distancing.
Catering is available to takeaway at weekends from Wych’s Kitchen – see regular email updates for menu and ordering details.
We are still welcoming new members who can already sail and have their own boat/s or windsurfers (you can join here), but all training remains suspended. Hire boats are not currently available.
When you visit the club, please park in the car park. Do not bring your car through the gate unless you are collecting or returning a boat.