Oxford Sailing Club (OSC) is a friendly club that offers dinghy sailing and windsurfing all year round for all ages and ability. It’s a lively club with a regular programme of racing and events as well as training, so there is always something happening.
The club is based at Farnmoor Reservoir and offers one of the Premier inland water sailing clubs and waters in the southern half of England. Situated in an elevated position above the wide expanses of the upper Thames flood plain, it has excellent wind conditions from the prevailing westerlys.
Farnmoor Reservoir with it’s two independent but adjacent deep water reservoirs ensure plenty of space for all types of craft from the Mirror or Pico through to the fastest skiffs and windsurfers. Exhilarating reaches (or tiring beats and fretful runs) of up to 1.5Km are possible here.
With an average depth of water approaching 40 feet the water rarely freezes in winter and even in the severest of droughts, it’s unlikely to run out of dry out.
The OSC has a large clubhouse with good showers and changing facilities, plus easy launching from a large concrete apron. It also has a selection of boats and boards available for hire by members.
OSC offers different types of membership subscriptions ranging from Family to Social Memberships with discounts for young people, OAPs and regular safety boat drivers.
Oxford Sailing Club is located at Gate 3, Farmoor Reservoir, Farmoor, Oxford OX2 9NS. Their telephone number is 01865 863201. Please be aware the office is staffed on a part-time basis.
Farmoor Reservoir is between the villages of Cumnor and Farmoor to the west of Oxford. It is easily reached from major routes: A34, M40, A420 and the A40 and is shown on most road maps.
There is plentiful car parking available.
NOTE: If you are utilising Google maps, satnav or a route planner, use “Oxford Sailing Club, Cumnor” as your point of reference for the club; if you use the OX2 9NS postcode, you may need to travel South of the destination as shown on the map.