LWA Icebreaker Series Event 3 - Farmoor
Sat 23rd November
Oxford Sailing Club. Farmoor Reservoir, Farmoor, Oxford. OX2 9NS
Tel: 01865 863201
NB: There is now a £2 per car per day parking fee which has been imposed by Thames Water and is now being enforced. Please ensure that you have coins for the ticket machine.
About the Club
The Club is situated on Farmoor Reservoir 5 miles to the west of Oxford city centre. The Club is one of the premier inland water sailing clubs and waters in the southern half of England and is ideal venue for sailors of all ages and abilities. Situated in an elevated position above the wide expanses of the upper Thames flood plain the reservoir enjoys prevailing westerly winds. Excellent and plentiful car parking, a large clubhouse with good showers and changing facilities, plus launching from a large concrete apron. Care needs to be taken however as it can sometimes be slippery.
The Sailing Club Bar is expected to stay open for a period on the Saturday evening immediately after the close of racing. Please note that food is available in the mornings and at lunchtimes only. See note below concerning camping - It is a Thames Water Regulation that no overnight camping is permitted in their carpark. Dogs are permitted in the carpark but are not permitted on the upper level.
For your sat-nav the postcode is above
Leave the A34 at the A420 junction taking the Swindon route. Take the first exit, half way up the hill and then turn right at the T-junction towards Farmoor. At the mini-roundabout in Farmoor, turn left towards Cumnor and take the third entrance to the reservoir, on the right, into the Public car park. There is no need to stop at the gate house. The club house is clearly visible from the car park.
Heading South, leave the M40 at junction 9 taking the A34 south towards Oxford. Follow directions as in the A34.
Heading north, leave the motorway at junction 8 taking the A40 towards the Oxford ring road. Turn right following the ring road until you get to the A34 then turn left heading south. Then see above.
A40 - Eastbound
At the Eynsham roundabout turn right, straight over the next roundabout and then left at the next (signposted Oxford). Once over the toll bridge (5p for cars, 10p for car plus trailer) continue to Farmoor village. At the mini-roundabout, turn right towards Cumnor and take the third entrance to the reservoir, on the right, into the Public car park. There is no need to stop at the gate house. The club house is clearly visible from the car park.
A40 - Westbound
At the Eynsham roundabout turn left, straight over the next roundabout and then left at the next (signposted Oxford). Once over the toll bridge (5p for cars, 10p for car plus trailer) continue to Farmoor village. At the mini-roundabout, turn right towards Cumnor and take the third entrance to the reservoir, on the right, into the Public car park. There is no need to stop at the gate house. The club house is clearly visible from the car park.
A420 - Eastbound
Approaching from the Swindon direction, exit the A420 to the village of Cumnor. Turn left at T-junction and follow the road through the village (small one way system) towards Farmoor. The reservoir can be clearly seen as you come down the hill. Take the first major left hand turn into the car park.
Motorhomes, caravans and tents can be accommodated in a field near the reservoir for the Friday and Saturday nights - (200 yards past the reservoir entrance - it will be signposted, see LWA website for map) - at a charge of £7.00 per unit for one night, £10.00 for two nights. Please pay at registration. Note that there is NO WATER on site so you will need to bring your own. You will be able to get water from the Sailing Club on the Saturday however. There are some fishermen’s toilets available within a few minutes’ walking distance.
"Please do not use instant Barbeques or make small fires as these will leave burn marks on the grass."
It is NOT practicable to rig up on the camping site even though it is close to the reservoir. You may of course drive your kit up to the water level in the Sailing Club and drop it off, but vehicles must all be taken back down to the lower car park immediately after unloading.
Dropping Off Trailers
Please be warned that Thames Water usually close the main gates at dusk (around 8pm - although this precise time is NOT guaranteed!) so if you arrive after this time you will NOT be able to drop off your trailer.
When you do drop off your trailer please note that there is a special area designated for trailers alongside the path which runs down the bottom of the sloping field. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE YOUR TRAILER ON THE TWO LARGE FLAT RIGGING AREAS EITHER SIDE OF THE CLUBHOUSE.
For further information go to Information and under racing go to Inland series. See also sailing instructions.
LWA London Windsurf Association
Contact Rod Davis/Janet Pain 07711 552265
Terms of attendance
The UKWA reserves the right to exclude or expel any member / non member / family / group or individual from its event site should it be considered that they may by their actions or the perception of such bring the UKWA, its hosts other parties or individuals into disrepute. The UKWA Committee, in part or in it’s entirety, shall be the sole judge of such action, and their decision is deemed final.
Persons expelled shall leave the event site within 30 minutes of any verbal notice and shall not return. Exclusion may be deemed temporary (this event) or permanent (all events). Permanent expulsion shall be the decision of the elected committee and shall be confirmed in writing within 21 days of any temporary expulsion, however any excluded individual may not attend any UKWA events during this period of consideration.