Watersports Festival

Sailing in Plymouth Sound. Image courtesy of Ross Mackley.

  • Mount Batten Centre, 70 Lawrence Road, Mount Batten, Plymouth PL9 9SJ

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Have a go at watersports!

The UPSU Watersports Clubs have joined forces to give University staff and students the opportunity to try a range of amazing watersport activities, in partnership with the Mount Batten Watersports Centre. Not only will you be able to have a go at a new activity, you will also be raising money for the brilliant Surfers Against Sewage.

Activities available include: dinghy sailing, yachting, windsurfing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and gig rowing.

There is no need to have any prior experience and all equipment, including wetsuits is provided.

All you need to bring is something to wear beneath your wetsuit, a towel and some shoes that can get wet. If you are yacht sailing or gig rowing you will need some shoes that can get wet and to dress according to the weather.

A 1.5 hour taster session costs £5 and you can try up to four activities over the course of the day. Also included with every session is a discounted Boston Tea Party drink and free entry into the SU for the Saturday club night.

The first 50 people to book will also receive free transport on the Mount Batten Ferry departing from the Barbican. If you're not sure how to get to the Mount Batten Ferry, our volunteers will be on hand to show you the way from the SU. 

There will be food and drink available for purchase at the Mount Batten Centre.

This one day event aims to highlight the amazing opportunities available to University students and staff. The UPSU watersports clubs will be on hand during the day to provide you with information about how to get involved on a regular basis.

How to book

  • Booking is now available via the UPSU Watersports Festival webpage.
  • Booking will also be available on the day dependent on availability, and you're advised to book early to avoid disappointment.
  • It is recommended that you do not book consecutive sessions as you may not have time to get changed between sessions.

Nervous about trying something new? All of our sessions are suitable for complete beginners and we are committed to ensuring everyone feels comfortable. If you would like to be assigned a buddy to accompany you to the session just let us know prior to booking.

Have a disability or additional needs? No problem - just let us know prior to attending the session.

If you have any questions please get in touch with Rachael Ince or pop into the Hive.

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