Boat Hire Fleet

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Using Your Account with Webcollect

1. Choose day or days that you want to hire a boat
2. Choose the craft that you want to hire on each of the days ticked in step 1
3. Add the number of boats identified in Step 2 to be hired PER DAY
4. Use the SHOW button to see which boats have already been hired on that day (if there is no "show" button all the boats are available).
5. Add to basket and checkout, completing the form with your name and the Identification number of the boats you have hired (e.g. Topper H24). This is the information that will be presented to others when they come to book a boat and press the Show button.

Only choose boats that are available and not already 'Shown/Booked'
Note: Boat bookings for Back on the Water and Women on the Water will have discounted rates. .

Using the computer at Hollowell (Booking on the day)

We now have a PC available in the Clubhouse (on the worktop by the tall freezer) for you to log on and pay for boat bookings, or review who is on duty etc.
The PC is located in the T-Bar area on the right hand side as you go in. You will see the display and keyboard.
To operate, press the Power button on the PC. It will take a moment to boot, but then will take you directly to the HSC website. From here you can book a course/ boat or look at the Duty Rota as usual.
At the end of the day the PC should be powered down. This is done by clicking on the Menu button on the bottom left hand corner, selecting the Power symbol, and then on the menu choose Shutdown.

To book a course or boat You will need your Webcollect username (email address) and Password.
Switch on as above and use the join/book tab from the top menu. Choose the course/ boat you want to book or hire and the date. Fill out the form as requested. Proceed to checkout. Here you will enter your WebCollect User name and password, and checkout. That boat/course will then be booked for you. You will then receive an email asking you to pay.
We suggest you pay from your own device either at this stage or at home. Once completed on the WebCollect booking site you will see LOGOFF on the bottom left hand side of the screen. You MUST LOGOFF from WebCollect using this button.
We hope that you find this a useful resource.

Want to pay cash? Members pay for many services via their personal Webcollect account. Ideally please opt for payment by bank transfer. BUT....Cash still counts!
If you place an order for a membership, a training course, or a boat hire booking and still prefer to pay by cash, please complete a T-Bar Tin Boat Hire slip with your name, the date and the reason for your payment written on it and put that in the T-Bar tin with your payment.

We have the following craft available for use by members for the payment of a hire fee.


Topper Topaz Xenon

The Xenon is a high performance two person boat designed for hiking. The incredibly hull measures in at 2m wide. This impressive beam allows the crew to easily control the power source and makes for a very comfortable, spacious and uncluttered cockpit.
The XENON is equipped with an elegant chine to further enhance her stability. The boat also has a gnav system which increases deck space and reduces cockpit clutter even further.
Xenon number H33. The spinnaker (if required) is stored in the brick boatshed. Please return to there.


  • All day hire - £18
  • Special price for BoW and Go-Sailing - £9
  • Suits adults


Bahia (H5)

A modern boat with an asymmetric spinnaker. A roomy stable boat, ideal for training, especially for those moving into boats rigged with a centre mainsheet.

  1. All-day hire - £18
  2. Special price for BoW and Go Sailing day - £9
  3. Suits adults
  4. Rigging Instructions
  5. Hire this boat

RS Feva (H10)

The RS Feva is a superb double handed boat for junior sailors. It is a intermediate boat with asymmetric spinnaker.

  1. All-day hire-£10
  2. Suits juniors
  3. Hire this boat

Optimist - (H15, 16). Opibats - (H29 - 32)

Recognised as one of the best boats for introducing children to sailing, with their easily handled simple spritsail rig, they are safe and straightforward for beginners to use, yet technically challenging for the experienced sailor. (Suits children up to 50kg). The club has 4 Optimists for hire.

  1. All-day hire - £10
  2. Suits younger juniors
  3. Rigging Instructions
  4. Hire this boat

Topper - (H17,18,19) (Youth Training Y1 - 6)

The Topper does everything, easily rigged it is rugged and safe for beginners yet an exciting race boat too as your skills develop. These boats have either full or reduced rig. Suits larger children and small adults.
The club has 3 Toppers for hire and 6 for the Youth Squad.

  1. All-day hire - £10
  2. Suits juniors/small adults
  3. Rigging Instructions
  4. Hire this boat

RS Tera (H11,H12) (Youth Training Y21 - 26)

Suitable for beginners and also a good boat to race. The boat is highly robust, and it is built with a self draining cockpit and is easy to right after a capsize. (Suits children up to 60kg)
The club has 2 RS Teras for hire and 6 available for the Youth Squad - £10 per session

  1. All-day hire - £10
  2. Suits juniors
  3. Rigging Instructions
  4. Hire this boat

Laser (H9 - H27)

Our club Lasers have standard, radial, and 4.7 rigs giving a choice of sail sizes for the more experienced sailors or those wanting an introduction to club racing. 2 available of which H27 is reserved for sailors with a level 2 dinghy qualification.
(Suits adults and larger children in the range 45–90 kg depending on sail size).
Club Laser sail rigs are available only for club boats.

  1. All-day hire - £10
  2. Special price for BoW and Go Sailing days - £5
  3. Hire this boat

Laser Pico - (H6,7). (Youth Training Y7 -10)

The Laser Pico features a high boom and self draining cockpit. It can be crewed by one or two children. The hull has built in buoyancy and its thermo plastic construction make it strong and stiff. The club has 2 Laser Pico's and 4 for use by the Youth Squad.

  1. All-day hire - £10
  2. Special price for BoW and Go Sailing days - £5
  3. Suits juniors
  4. Rigging Instructions
  5. Hire this boat


There is a large selection of sailboards kept in the racks near the Naseby Lodge with their rigs in the log cabin - Kailua, Bic Calypso, Bic Melody, Bic Samba, Tiga Aloha, Bic Techno. Please ask the Sailboard Fleet Captain (Mike Playle) or one of the windsurfers for advice. (Suits both juniors and adults who don’t mind getting wet).

  1. All-day hire -£7
  2. Hire this boat

Hartley 12/2 (H8,H20)

A new type of boat to the Club. Very simple to rig, and can be used by two smaller adults, or larger children. In the right conditions can be sailed as a single hander. Larger than a Feva, and smaller than the Wayfarer or Laser 2000 ideal for those that want to try something a bit different. Complete with asymmetric spinnaker ideal entry to the world of asymmetric sailing and open transom boats. Rigging Notes: Very simple to rig…bit like an oversize Pico!
Skill Level: You need Level 2 or Stage 4 (or equivalent experience) before sailing the h22/2 (or be on a training course).

  1. All-day hire - £15
  2. Special price for BoW and Go Sailing days - £7.50
  3. Suits juniors/smaller adults
  4. Rigging Instructions
  5. Hire this boat

Wayfarer - (H1,2,3,4,)(Note that H1 is rigged aft main)

Big and safe, the double-handed dinghy most adults learn to sail in at Hollowell, equally suited to training, cruising or racing. (Suits adults and adults with children up to a crew of five).

  1. All-day hire - £20
  2. Special price for BoW and Go Sailing days - £10
  3. Hire this boat

Hartley Wayfarer (H28)

Wayfarer. Rigged centre main. Ideal for two people to sail, or taking families out on trips around the lake. Rigging Notes: This Wayfarer has a furling jib, and the triangular standoff should be fitted between the jib and the forestay to stop the two becoming tangled. It is reefed like current Wayfarer 4, with the reefing line running through the boom to the back of the mainsail. There is no hook at the front of the main…but use the downhaul through the appropriate eyelets. Spinnaker: Currently rigged as a Asymmetric. Skill Level: You need to have a Level 2 qualification or Stage 4 (or equivalent experience)or be on a training course before you use the boat.

  1. All-day hire - £20
  2. Special price for BoW and Go Sailing days - £10
  3. Experienced crew or helm
  4. Hire this boat

Aids & Spray Tops

A large selection of buoyancy aids, spray jackets or spray tops are available for a £2 hire fee. We would actively encourage that members purchase their own equipment of this sort. Payment is made by filling in the receipt book (basic information needed - date/amount/Desciption ie 'buoyancy hire'/your initials) in the Tea Bar tin and putting the top copy and the cash in the cash tin.

Please make sure you return it in good condition. £2 per session.


It is a one 'all-day' fee. The fee applies for the day allocated, or part thereof. Previously it was by session morning, afternoon, or evening.

Hollowell Sailing Club places great importance on providing a high quality assortment of boats for our members use and has invested significantly in this area.
You will have to rig and de-rig the boat yourself, but if you need help or simply want someone to check the boat over before you launch, please seek advise.
Hire boats are parked together around the Log cabin and each boat number is prefixed with an ‘H’ to indicate it is a hire boat. All club boats, their trailers, covers and main parts are numbered. It is important the same numbered parts are kept together and the boat returned to its correct parking spot after use.

To get in touch either send us an email or call into the club when we are running organised racing.