The Nottingham Sailing Club was founded in 1955 at its present location on the West Bridgford bank of the River Trent. At this point the river is wide and generally slow moving. This offers some of the finest river sailing in the country.
The clubhouse is situated close to the river bank giving a good view of the sailing activities from the warmth and comfort of the licensed bar and tea bar. Changing rooms and showers are also provided.
All of the land surrounding the Clubhouse is owned by the Club and provides a large secure dinghy park, plenty of space for rigging, launching from a concrete slip and a well-fendered jetty. There is also ample car-parking, childrens play area, and barbecue and picnic facilities.
The Club's main activity is racing with Saturday and Sunday races from March to October and Thursday evening races from May to August.
Many people enjoy their membership of the Club without ever racing. You can sail upriver for about 2 miles, mainly through pleasant countryside, as far as Lady Bay Bridge. Downstream, there is a wide section of river approaching Holme Lock. Tuesday evenings are the most popular for cruising during the summer months