Sailing and canoeing on the River Thames in Kingston


Most of our sailing is racing, in various forms, with class-racing, pursuit racing and handicaps on Wednesday and Saturday evenings, Sunday afternoons and Bank Holiday Mondays.  Race results are published online.

We also enjoy social sails to a riverside pub on occasional Thursdays or Fridays during the summer, weather permitting.

What we sail

Dinghy classes sailed at Minima are the two-handed Enterprise and Merlin Rocket and single-handed Laser and Solo, with other boats sailing in a small Handicap fleet.

The club owns a training fleet which can be used by members to enter club races, subject to being safe and competent to do so (and this is free in the first year of membership!). These include:

  • Topaz Argo (helm plus 1 or 2 crew) x 2
  • Laser/Laser Radial x 2
  • Topper x 2
  • Laser Pico (single or with 1 crew) x 2
  • Enterprise (double handed) x 2
  • Solo

Club Racing 2024

Full members of Minima Yacht Club are eligible to enter Club Racing. Please read the Notice of Race and complete the entry form below.

Sailing documents

Download important sailing documents here.  Please note that during the COVID-19 pandemic the Standard Operating Procedures – COVID-19 take precedence over other documents.

We use the excellent Dutyman system to manage our race officer and bosun duties.

Regatta 2023

Entries are now open for the Minima Regatta on Saturday and Sunday 2nd and 3rd of September, including tickets for the Barbeque party on Saturday.

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