The Home of Watersports in Sussex

Water sports are fun! Whether you’re young, old, beginner or experienced, you’ll be welcome. Over the past 27 years, we have introduced thousands to the thrill and challenge of sailing, windsurfing and canoeing. Our experienced staff are patient and enthusiastic. The centre uses up-to-date and well maintained equipment. The Reservoir provides a large expanse of fresh water, offering an ideal teaching environment, in an area of outstanding natural beauty and Chichester Harbour provides an ideal progression with 11 square miles of water,17 miles of well marked and lit channels and easy access to the Solent.

We are a recognised Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and British Canoe Union (BCU) approved centre. Ardingly Activity Centre is registered by the Adventurous Activities Authority (AALA). This means that we are regularly inspected for standards of instruction, facilities, equipment and staff ratios.

We hire Sit on top kayaks by the hour with single or double kayaks available. We also hire Stand Up Paddleboards by the hour.

We now offer a wide variety of Theory courses including SRC Marine Radio Course, RYA First Aid Course, Essantial Navigation and seamanship, Dayskipper, Costal Skipper, Yachtmaster, Instructors Course and cater for Watersport Careers. If you have a group of 4 or more and would like us to come to your office or club to run one of the courses please contact us to discuss this. – See more on our Theory Courses Page

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