Yachting on Coniston Water

Yachting on Coniston Water

AMAZING – that’s what people are saying about yachting with West Lancs Scouts!

We offer yachting adventures on our yacht ‘Setanta’ on Coniston Water in the Lake District.

Setanta is great for an introduction to yachting, offering affordable access to cruising and sail training for Scouts and youth groups. A fantastic opportunity for groups of up to 6 to explore the beautiful Lake District under sail.

Setanta is an ideal boat for learning the ropes, practicing skills or enjoying a relaxing weekend on beautiful Coniston Water.

She is great for:

  • Scout badges and awards
  • Multi-activity weekends
  • Sail training
  • Preparation for RYA qualifications
  • Summer camps
  • Team building

Great Value

The price is just £70 per day. That’s less than £5 per young person per day!

Your group can have up to 6 on board at any time, comprising 5 young people and one of your leaders. You can have a maximum of 3 groups in one day – a total of 15 young people and 3 leaders.

We provide all safety equipment and instruction. You just need to organise your travel to Coniston and bring food & drinks.


Here’s what previous groups said about their adventures:

“From start to finish we were really well looked after… The care taken by your instructors to make sure that everything was fully explained and the attention to detail put the scouts at ease and their confidence grew throughout the day. The level of expertise was superb – you really felt like you were in safe hands. The yacht was excellent and in a great location. A real “hands on” adventure for the scouts (and leaders) and not something you get the chance to experience very often. Superb value for money. Thank you” Rob & John from Brindle St Josephs Scouts

“The Scouts had a great time sailing on the yacht Setanta, they got to steer and help put up and take down the main sail.” 5th Blackpool Scouts

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To make a booking, select the dates you require, complete the booking form and click SEND. We’ll get back to you to confirm your booking.

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Be a skipper

To be a skipper for Setanta or to book her using your own skipper you need to meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Scout yachting permit (a permit is essential for all scout activities)
  • RYA Day skipper (or above)
  • RYA Keelboat Instructor
  • Approval by our technical advisor

Plus in all cases a local induction/ familiarisation session.

Get in touch if you’ve got what it takes.

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