Try something new todayLearn To SailA comprehensive fleet of boats and kit available for your useApproved RYA Training CentreWe make sure everyone has a great time.Corporate & Group Bookings AvailableThere's no better time to startJunior Courses AvailableThe Bawdsey RivieraStunning East Coast Location

Try something new today

Learn To Sail

Bawdsey Quay Watersports offer a range of watersport courses for a range of abilities and ages, on some of the best coastline on the East of England. We pride ourselves on being flexible, building courses around you and running courses with low student instructor ratios for the best possible watersports experience.

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A comprehensive fleet of boats and kit available for your use

Approved RYA Training Centre

Bawdsey Quay Watersports Centre has been running for over twenty years and offers an extensive range of RYA courses suitable for the complete beginner through to the seasoned racer.

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We make sure everyone has a great time.

Corporate & Group Bookings Available

BQWC is able to offer group activities for sailing, powerboating and rafting. We have previously catered for a wide range of events including corporate away days, team building days, hen parties and Scout groups. Our Dedicated team will ensure that everyone has an enjoyable on the water experience.

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There's no better time to start

Junior Courses Available

RYA Stages 1 - 4 are available for our younger sailors and are the perfect start to learning how to sail. The RYA Stages break down the RYA Levels into smaller manageable courses which can be completed over two days or four half days. We pride ourselves on being flexible and running courses with low student instructor ratios for the best student experience.

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The Bawdsey Riviera

Stunning East Coast Location

Bawdsey Quay Watersports Centre is located at a prominent position at the mouth of the River Deben close to the village of Bawdsey in Suffolk, England, about 74 miles northeast of London. During the summer months Bawdsey Quay is a fantastic place to be with great sailing both up the river and at sea.

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Who We Are

Bawdsey Quay Watersports Centre brings you a variety of on the water activities including official RYA courses to taster sessions for those who just want to try something new for the first time.

What we offer…

We are one of the few centres in the east that has both river and sea sailing on our doorstep. So if you wanted a relaxing cruise to a local pub or fancied a more adventurous trip out onto the open ocean BQW is the place for you. We offer…

  • RYA Sailing Courses
  • RYA Powerboat Courses
  • Raft Building
  • Kayaking
  • Taster and Group sessions

Experienced staff that are all familiar with the local area, ensuring that you get the most from your experience at BQWC.
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