West Midlands Sailing Clubs
Much of our activity is centred on racing but we also encourage informal sailing outside the racing programme. We are an RYA Recognised Training Establishment and our training programme includes adults as well as juniors. Organised racing at the club takes place on Sundays (morning for the sailboards and afternoon for the dinghies) and on Wednesday evenings during British summertime.
We also enjoy casual sailing at other times especially on Saturday afternoons during the summer months. The Club was one of the first within the UK to achieve the status of Volvo RYA Champion Club. To maintain this status the facilities and training at the club are regularly reviewed, and are also inspected by the RYA. We are committed to supporting the RYA Youth Classes (including Cadets, , Optimists and Lasers) to running race training courses and to increasing the numbers of instructors and Club racing coaches.
Bartley Sailing Club is an RYA-approved watersports centre for beginners and experienced sailors alike. Conveniently located in the Bartley Green area of Birmingham, the site offers superb views over rolling hills to the West. We have strong, active fleets in RS200, RS400, RS600, Solo, Supernova, Laser and Mirror classes, with many other types of sailing dinghies also represented in our handicap fleet. We also welcome windsurfers and canoeists – our water is a packed and lively place to be!
Dudley Sailing Club is a friendly, family orientated dinghy sailing club in the heart of the West Midlands. Located close to the town of Dudley and the Merry Hill Shopping Centre, it provides a recreational area which is entirely separate from the urban environment which surrounds it. Why not call in and visit us one Sunday and give sailing a try. Our emphasis is on ”sailing for fun”. However we do have a full racing programme all year for those of us with a little more of a competitive edge. But if you just fancy a cruise around the lake and look in on the abundant ”birdlife” that is fine by us. We also offer RYA level 1 and level 2 training at very competitive prices
We are an active and friendly club for all the family located in the heart of Birmingham at Edgbaston Reservoir, an oasis for sailing and wildlife. We hold club sailing every Saturday afternoon throughout the year. Between April and October we also sail on Wednesday evenings and hold regular Family Fun Sailing Sundays. The Club has boats that are available for members to hire. We have fleets of Optimists (for younger sailors), Toppers (single-handed boats for all ages) and Fevas (that offer exciting sailing for beginners and those with more experience).