Cookham Reach Sailing Club (CRSC) was the spontaneous creation of local sailors who came together in 1947 to organise their sailing on the River Thames. They raised their tent at Cookham Reach and set a style of do-it-yourself, which continues today.

We are lucky to have such a beautiful setting as the Reach for dinghy sailing and club racing which has seen helmsmen who continue to reach national and international standards. Social functions in the clubhouse, which has long replaced the tent, complement rivalry on the water.

Applications are invited for membership to sail any of the classes of dinghy sailed by our friendly and welcoming club.

At C-Mark


The club has its own car park and large dinghy park with good launching ramp, jetty, and race officers' box. The clubhouse is modern with large windows for viewing the river. There is a fully equipped kitchen and licenced lounge bar. Changing rooms are heated and fitted with showers.

CRSC Clubhouse

Classes of dinghy

The two Club Classes sailed at Cookham Reach are:

... but there is a wide variety of boats that make up our Handicap fleet:

These cater for the full range of abilities and family requirements. Click Sailing for more details.

Club boats

Club boats comprising Enterprise(s), Lightnings, Toppers and Optimists are available to members during Social Sailing and club training days, when safety cover is provided. The club boats may also be booked for racing by contacting the Bosun.

Types of member

There are several types of membership to cater for single and family members with reduced rates for students and cadets. Corporate membership will also be considered. Please click on Membership for more details.


This takes place on Sundays between March and December, and is supplemented with various special events (such as the Cadet Race, Ladies race, Pursuit race, & Open meetings) and Trophies. Social sailing, under supervision, takes place on most Saturdays during this period. The club is available to members at all times for casual sailing.

Merlins at startline Merlins at C-mark

Social aspects

As well a the sailing programme, there is a busy social calendar, including BBQ and 'First Friday' nights, the climax being the Laying-up Supper in the autumn. Click Social Aspects for more details.


Members are encouraged to support sailing activities by class captains, and to give support in whatever way that appeals to help maintain the clubhouse and site. Club newsletters are published periodically, and other material can be accessed via this website.

Application to join

If this sounds fun and you would like to learn more about the club, please select one of the options below:

Alternatively, please contact any member of the committee who is present on a sailing day. We will be happy to show you round, introduce you to the club and extend a warm welcome.

Hope to see you on the water soon!