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 it is served by a well-appointed Clubhouse and dinghy park.
From its original four members, it now has a membership of approximately 400 which includes ordinary, family, associate, senior, and junior members.
Belmont Reservoir is located just to the north of Bolton at Belmont Village and provides a large area of open water for interesting sailing.
The Sailing Club is a Recognised RYA Training Centre, OnBoard Club and Sailability Foundation Club. We are also home to Lancaster University Sailing Club and Pendle Community High School Sailing Group.
When can I sail?
There is a varied racing and training programme throughout the season which runs from the beginning of April to Christmas. From October a regular series of lectures is held on Friday evenings. Sailing is generally held on:
Sundays – 10 am to 6 pm (Adult Training from 10am, Racing from 12pm)
Wednesday Evenings (Racing from 7pm)
Friday Evenings (Practice Night/Junior Training)
Regular Open meetings are held throughout the season.
What can I sail?
Several classes of dinghy are sailed giving a wide choice for differing tastes. Class racing is organized for Merlin Rocket, GP14, Optimists and Juniors. Handicap racing for other mono hull centreboard dinghies with a Portsmouth yardstick is also provided. It is not necessary to own a boat to become a member.
Whats on offer…
RYA Training Courses
Secure Dinghy Park
Great Social Evenings
The Club House is equipped with:
Ladies and Gents changing rooms with hot showers
Comfortable lounge and viewing area
Large Day Room and Dining Area
Spacious Galley serving lunches and refreshments – you may of course, bring your own snacks!
Childrens Play Area
Well stocked bar