About Us

Our Basis

Brunel Sailing is the sailing club of Brunel University and based at Datchet Water Sailing Club. We are affiliated to the Union of Brunel Students, Datchet Water Sailing Club and the British Universities Sailing Association and through these partners we are able to offer great social venues, fantastic racing events and excellent sailing and training facilities. These partners also mean we are affiliated to the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) to ensure that we are fully supported in the growth and development of the club and our members.

Our aim is to welcome anybody wishing to join our club and give them the ability to participate in the different sailing disciplines we offer, whether they are new to sailing and wishing to learn the ropes or they are a lifelong sailor wishing to represent the university at national competitions. Our committee is a strong representation of this aim and is testament to the close friendships which are formed by members of the club.

What we do

We have a wide range of activities running within Brunel Sailing. Click on the images below to find out about each section of the club.

Who we are

Below are the different committee members and the roles they play to help develop the club. Click on their pictures for their email address to contact them directly, or email us at committee@brunelsailing.com if you want to send a general enquiry.

Arabella Sabberton

Commodore and Training and Race Captains

Edward Cray

Vice Commodore and Bosun

Kerry Edwards

Secretary and Vice Events Manager

Alex Thomas

Treasurer and Events Manager (Badger)

Alex Farrow

Social Secretary

Sofia Mariconda

Web and Sustainability Officer

The Fleet

We have a number of different boats to suit everybody's needs while with Brunel Sailing. We've recently updated the fleet and currently have a number of different boats. Nothing there that you quite fancy? We can also arrange storage for your own boat at DWSC as part of the club.


These are our team racing boats and what we use for the race training. Two people sail in these boats.

Laser Pico

A fantastic all rounder which can be sailed by one or two, these boats are great for learning to sail in or just going for a potter.

Laser 2000

A recent addition to our fleet is the 2000. This is a larger boat, capable of taking three at a time. This boat is a split personality, one moment it can be flying round the race course while the next it could be taking you for your first sail in comfort.

Laser 3000

The Laser 3000 is a slightly higher performance boat to give you an introduction to sailing with spinnakers and a trapese wire. (We haven't got a picture of this yet, so take a look at this Google search)

RS Vision

Recently repaired after a few years off of the water, the RS Vision is a great all rounder. This boat provides a stable platform to learn to sail in but can quickly enhance to a fast and enjoyable racing machine. (We haven't got a picture of this yet, so take a look at this Google search)