Whiteadder watersports centre

Sailing and canoeing at the Whiteadder

Whiteadder Watersports Centre is a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) training centre located in the Lammermuir hills on the B6355 between Cranshaws and Gifford.

The centre offers a safe, defined sailing area with fairly reliable winds, and is the ideal place to learn to sail as well as for enthusiasts to enjoy.

Spacious changing rooms along with all the equipment needed to sail are provided on our programmed courses.

Sailing courses provided at the centre

Canoe and bushcraft journeys at the centre

  • Journey around the reservoir in our Canadian canoes
  • Stop off along the way to learn more about some basic bushcraft skills such as shelter building and fire lighting

Bookings and enquiries

Before making a booking you must read the terms and conditions.

Alternatively you can enquire and book by calling 0300 100 1800.


All course fees are inclusive of:

  • boat hire
  • tuition
  • buoyancy aids
  • wetsuits

Personal boat parking

At the centre we have a dedicated area with slip way so people are able to park their boats all year round. For more details

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Download the sailing terms and conditions