Lancashire Sailing Clubs
Bolton Sailing Club was founded in 1952 on Belmont Reservoir and is recognised as one of the foremost Sailing Clubs in the North of England where now it is served by a well-appointed Clubhouse and dinghy park.
Blackpool and Fleetwood Yacht Club enjoys a magnificent location, situated on the banks of the River Wyre in the midst of an area designated of special scientific interest. The waters are ideal for sailing dinghies, with easy access to the open sea for larger yachts. The footpath, Wyre Way, passes through the club property. There are no restrictions on what classes can be sailed, typically the dinghy fleet consists of RS 400s, RS 200s, Merlin Rockets, Phantoms, GP14s, Lasers and Toppers.
The dinghy fleet is split into a fast handicap fleets (for boats of PN1178 or less) and a slow handicap fleet. Racing takes place year round. Keel boats and offshore yachts also race year round. Racing from September to March takes place in the River Wyre estuary between Skippool and Fleetwood. In the summer months, racing takes place in Morecambe Bay for suitably equipped yachts. The offshore fleet includes a growing number of quarter tonners, although any yacht can race, with handicaps are allocated by the offshore committee. The club also has a strong and active Soling fleet.
The Club is a RYA Recognised Training Establishment. The trainers are volunteers and we are not a commercial organisation for training the general public. Training is focused on our members.
Dovestone Sailing Club has sole use of the almost 100 acre reservoir at Greenfield near Oldham. It is set amid dramatic scenery in the PEAK DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK off the A635 Greenfield to Holmfirth Road, via Banks Lane. It is approximately half a mile from the Clarence Hotel at the junction of Chew Valley Road and Manchester Road Greenfield. Give us a call or just drop in.
We sail a variety of boats including Pics, Lasers, Flying 15’s, RS Feva, windsurfers, Topper, Optimist, Vortex, RS200, Mirror, Lightening and many other classes.
The club is based on Rishton Reservoir. Its an RYA Training centre, offering most levels of dinghy sailing tuition and power/safety boat courses.Club racing/sail training takes place on wednesday evenings and sunday afternoons. The club has three slipways to the water and the clubhouse has good changing facilities, kitchen,comfortable lounge, wet room and function room. Newcomers to the sport are very welcome.
Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club sails on Pennington Flash on the outskirts of Leigh. The club races throughout the year and is host to one of the biggest winter series in the UK. Racing is mainly on a handicap basis with Solo”s raced as a fleet on Sundays. During the summer, racing takes place on Wednesday evenings, Saturday and Sunday with the Junior Section meeting on Friday evenings.
The Rossendale Valley Sailing Club has been in existence since 1968. Its location at Clowbridge Reservoir near Burnley, high up on the East Lancashire Moors, provides an excellent sailing location. The 90 acre lake situated at a height of over 700ft above sea level provides a first class high wind venue.
The club was originally constituted as a dinghy club, supporting fleets of enterprise, laser and fireball dinghies. Following the introduction of windsurfing in the early eighties it was quickly recognised as an ideal inland water to develop the sport. The popularity of windsurfing was embraced by the club and a strong windsurfing membership was established. Increasing club membership and the launch of the National Lottery provided the club with an opportunity to develop. An application to the Sport England Lottery fund was made in 1997.