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Watersports Salford Watersports Centre at The Quays is a unique sporting venue which is well placed and perfect for taking to the water. Whether it's for fun or serious competition, Salford Watersports Centre is the place to head for.
Located on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal, in Ontario Basin, a closed off, secure water space purposely created for the centre. This modern, purpose built building brings the best possible watersports coaching to the heart of Salford.
The centre offers a range of watersports and outdoor activities. From single taster sessions and weekend courses to six week sports specific courses for schools and youth groups which are all endorsed by national governing bodies. All equipment is provided where necessary, there are high quality showering and changing facilities with lockers. The venue also has a fully equipped conference room that is available for hire for meetings, training courses or conferences.
On the water, choose from sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing, raftbuilding, wowballing or head indoors to test your strength on the climbing wall or crate challenge.
If you are coming to visit Salford, you can book in as a family or a group in advance at a session time to suit you. Or you can come to one of our drop in sessions that run on a Saturday morning or Wednesday evening May to October. See our website for details A number of watersports clubs are based at the centre and run year round programmes.
Salford Watersports Centre at The Quays takes advantage of the massive resource right on its door. It regularly hosts great events for all the family, including the Dragon Boat Race, the Two Cities University Boat Race between Salford and Manchester. The Quays also holds the annual British Gas Great Salford Swim and in the past has been the site of the national Aquathlon and Biathle Championships.