Rye Watersports is a long established teaching centre by Camber Sands in East Sussex giving lessons in Kitesurfing, Windsurfing, Dinghy Sailing and Stand Up Paddleboarding. Enjoy the thrill of a windsurfing or dinghy sailing lesson on our unique coastal lake on the South East Coast, where the wind always seems to blow, or learn to kitesurf on the Kent and Sussex beaches that are amongst the best in the country.
We have a range of top quality boards and sails for hire including wetsuits and harnesses. Dinghy hire is available too but has to be booked in advance. If you have your own kit that’s fine, day sailors are welcome. Here at our centre, in this glorious part of Kent and Sussex, is the place to get into watersports, and we’re only one hour from South East London.
Rye Watersports is a Royal Yachting windsurfing and dinghy sailing school, a BSUPA Stand Up Paddleboard centre, and BKSA kitesurfing school. Our team of experienced instructors are always on hand to give friendly tips and advice. Rye Watersports was established in 1986, and became a BKSA Kitesurf Centre in 2003. It is still owned and run by Margaret Meadowcroft, a senior windsurfing instructor, who is ably assisted by Steve Pocock the Centre Manager and senior windsurf/dinghy/SUP instructor. Everyone is welcome at our Centre from kids starting out to adults wanting to experience a new sport. There is something for everyone.
Our recently opened ‘Hoolie Cafe’ is run by Rosie and Beth, who are also RYA windsurfing instructors and part of the family team.
Windsurfing has been a popular sport since the mid 70’s and thousands of pupils have learned at our Royal Yachting School. With constant sea breezes over flat water there is nowhere better to have your first windsurfing lesson. We’re only one hour from South London so it’s well worth the journey to enjoy the superb wind conditions here. We hire out dinghy’s, windsurfers and SUP boards by the hour.
And when you’re wanting a break you can chill out on the decking and enjoy delicious gourmet food from the ‘Hoolie Cafe’ and home baked cakes and proper coffee!
Our position on the South East Coast, mid-way along the Kent and Sussex coastline, means the wind stats here are amazing. This was confirmed when a wind farm was constructed on the marshes behind our centre.
Stand Up Paddleboarding here on our lake is perfect for your first SUP lesson, racing, or our incredibly popular SUP fit classes.
The superb beaches at Camber Sands East Sussex and Greatstone Kent are where we run our kitesurfing lessons. Kitesurfing is a thrilling watersport and easy to learn with correct tuition. We were one of the first established kite centres on the South Coast and provide tuition of the highest standard.
Rye Watersports hosts several events throughout the year. Come to a demo day, clinic, or join us for a BBQ, everyone is welcome at our centre from complete beginners to experts wanting to practice flat water loops. Lessons for children and adults are often run on the same day so all the family can participatate.
Ben Ainslie is an inspiration to dinghy sailors with his continued success at Olympic level and everyone is wanting go get out in a boat. Our Centre here on the South Coast is the perfect dinghy sailing school to have your first lesson in this wonderful sport. Sailing offers numerous challenges from your first cruise across the lake to eventually helming a boat out at sea.
The lake is open to day sailors with their own equipment. No prior booking is necessary and you don’t have to be a member.
It’s easy to book a lesson via our online system or if you want to chat to an instructor first call us on 01797 225238