National Scout Sailing Regatta 2019

The National Scout Sailing Regatta has been running for many years and over its history has taken place at a number of venues. 

The regatta aims to offer competitive and inclusive sailing to everyone. If you can sail a triangular course, it’s for you!

We will however aim to run the event fairly using the Racing Rules of Sailing and a Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions will be published closer to the event.


The event will be held from Friday 20 September to Sunday 22 September.


The event will be hosted at Nottingham Scouts Activity Centre.

The centre is based on an old gravel extraction pit and has been slowly returning to nature over the past ten years. The path around the lake is over 3 miles long and the water covers an area in excess of 165 acres.

What to expect?

Racing is run under the Portsmouth Yardstick handicap system and we will offer fast and slow fleet double handicapped, and singlehanded races each run under the four different age groups; U13, U15, U18, and Leaders (over 18). Weather permitting there will be 4 races per age group.

You can enter the competitons here

During the day we will also be offering an opportunity to try Canoeing Kayaking or stand up paddleboard SUP on a small area of our extensive lake. We have a geo-caching trail set up on site as well.

There are a number of interesting things to do in the area with the local town of Southwell having a 12th century Cathedral, Southwell Minster. The Workhouse museum also makes an interesting visit. While Nottingham of course is the home of Robin Hood and a visit to the Sherwood Forest is another worthwhile activity for those not interested in the sailing.

More local to Hoveringham and only a short walk away through Hoveringham village is Ferry Farm, a country park suitable for younger children.

There are also a number of footpaths offering walks around our lake through the village and along the River Trent.

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