Llanishen Sailing Centre was one of the foremost sail training centres in Wales and was based at Llanishen Reservoir. Although it ran courses for all ages, the majority of people were youngsters between 8 and 16 years old. Due to its high water quality and minimal wind shadow, Llanishen reservoir provided a safe and clean environment for beginners to learn. All this came to an end in 2010 when the reservoir was drained, and the boats belonging to the sailing centre were transferred to Cardiff Bay. Shortly afterwards, Western Power Distribution brought in contractors who bulldozed to the ground all the Centre’s buildings and boat storage facilities.
In its day, Llanishen Sailing centre was one of the top two sail training centres in Wales, and produced champions like Hannah Mills who won a silver medal in the women’s 470 class in the London 2012 Olympics.
One of RAG’s aims is to see the reservoir refilled and the Sailing School re-established.