Learn to sail in the South East and develop your skills on the beautiful, scenic Mote Park Lake based in Maidstone, Kent, UK.
Mote Park Watersports Centre is a RYA Recognised Training Centre offering a huge variety of sailing activity. Mote Park Watersports Centre is also an RYA Onboard Club for sailing and a Sailability centre offering sailing sessions for disabled sail.
Our sailing fleet is made up from fantastic Laser Performance boats, and we have a boat for every occasion. Ranging from single handers so you can practise on your own, double handers which are great for a family day out as well as Catamarans for that burst of speed!
Come and have a go at sailing with our walk in skippered sailing session for 30 minutes with a qualified RYA sailor.
Maidstone Sailing Club
Maidstone Sailing Club members sail for free at other times of the week when Mote Park Watersports Centre is open (this is only with Maidstone Sailing Club fees paid for that year).
Join Maidstone Sailing Club to get 10% off all RYA Sailing courses at Mote Park Watersports Centre.
RYA Adult Sailing Level 1 - Youth Sailing Stage 1 - Youth Sailing Stage 2
An introduction to sailing where you will learn all the basics you will need to know to get yourself afloat under supervision.
RYA Adult Sailing Level 2 - Youth Sailing Stage 3 - Youth Sailing Stage 4
Advancing and developing your skills you learned in Level 1 to make you a more all rounded and efficient sailor.
RYA Sailing Level 3
Taking all you have learned in sailing and applying it on the water to make you the best sailor possible in high wind conditions.
RYA Seamanship Skills
How to handle a boat in all circumstances and solve problems afloat.
RYA Start Racing
The fundamentals of getting off the start line and round the course.
RYA Assistant Instructor Training
The AI is a competent small boat sailor who has been trained to assist instructors in teaching sailing up to the standard of the Level 2 or Stage 3 courses. They must work under the supervision of an RYA senior instructor (SI) or the chief instructor of a keelboat training centre.
As the AI’s training is limited to assisting qualified instructors and does not include first aid or powerboat handling, AIs must never be allowed to work without direct supervision.
Sailing Staged Activity Badge
This section highlights the requirements for this badge.
Sailability Entry Level
The first level in the RYA Sailability Scheme.
This is the second level of the RYA Sailability Scheme.
This is the third level of the RYA Sailability Scheme.
This is the fourth level of the RYA Sailability Scheme.
Sailability Platinum Racing
The fifth level of the RYA Sailability Scheme where you will focus on racing.
Sailability Platinum Skills
This is the fifth level of the RYA Sailability Scheme where you will focus on skills.
Activities, Hire & Lessons
One to One Tution
A tailored teaching experience by fully qualified coach to suit anyone's needs.
The centre is open for hire all year providing you hold level one or above certificates or are of sufficient competency in the craft that you are hiring.
Assumed Knowledge: None or little knowledge or experience
Equipment used: Laser Stratos and Picos. Palm Buoyancy Aids.
Instructor Qualifications: RYA Senior Instructor, RYA Dinghy Instructor, RYA Assistant Instructor. First Aid Trained. DBS checked. Fully Insured.
Minimum Duration: 1 hour taster sessions up to 1 day course (10am -4pm lunch 1 hour)
Minimum Age: 8-16 Youth 16+ Adult
Activity Content: Basic Introduction to sailing
Ability After Activity: Rig boat with assistance and sail boat with assistance.