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Membership to ODSSA offers your organisation the opportunity to sail at Farmoor Reservoir with the support of qualified staff... Read More


ODSSA is a recognised RYA training centre, that provides sailing and powerboat training to its a members and the... Read More


ODSSA is located on a large reservoir to the west of Oxford between the villages of Cumnor and Farmoor.... Read More


Welcome to Oxford & District School Sailing Association

The Oxford & District School Sailing Association (ODSSA) offers sail training to individual young people, schools and youth groups within Oxfordshire at Farmoor Reservoir.

farmoor-reservoirODSSA is a committee led charitable organisation that is supported by Oxford County Council, It is a RYA training centre and runs youth sailing courses jointly with The Oxford Sailing Club during the school holidays.

Schools and youth groups can become members of ODSSA and are then able to benefit from the use of facilities to offer sailing to children within there organisation.

ODSSA, has a Sailing Warden employed all year round, to act as point of contact for all enquiries, maintain the fleet of sailing dinghies and safety craft, as well as supervising all activities on the water.

The Warden is generally available onsite Monday to Friday between 1000hrs and 1800hrs depending on the time of year.

ODSSA is officially staffed during weekdays, but does have the ability to operate at weekends.


During the sailing season ODSSA are involved in and support a number of sailing events held at Farmoor Reservoir.

We will highlight some key youth events from around the UK, on this page with links to the appropriate Websites and any registration documents placed in the attachments as the events draw nearer.

In 2016 there will be….

  • NSSA Double Handed Team Racing 15th March @ The Oxford Sailing Club
  • Oxford Youth Sailing Team Tryouts 19th April @ The Oxford Sailing Club
  • BSDRA East Kent 26th April @ Westbere
  • BSDRA Hoad Shield  3rd May @ Bough Beach
  • OSC Open Day 5th May @ The Oxford Sailing Club
  • BSDRA Easterns 10th May @ Rutland Water
  • RS Feva UK Team Racing Championships 17th May @ The Oxford Sailing Club – To enter press here
  • BSDRA Southerns 17th May @ Spinnaker
  • NSSA Inland Championships 24th & 25th May Datchet Water Sailing Club – To enter press here
  • BSDRA Thames Valley 7th June @ Bray Lake
  • Feva Junior Schools Event 23rd & 24th June @ Itchenor
  • Firefly & 420 Schools Event 24th to 27th June @ Itchenor
  • BSDRA Finals 30th June & 1st July @ Rutland Water
  • NSSA National Youth Regatta 21st to 25th July @ The Downs Sailing Club – For More Information press here
  • BSDRA Midlands 27th September @ The Oxford Sailing Club
  • RYA Youth & Junior Team Racing 18th & 19th October @ The Oxford Sailing Club
  • IAPS Inland Regatta TBC @ The Oxford Sailing Club
  • NSSA Single Handed Team Racing TBC


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