Mary Critchley

It is with great sadness that we announce that Mary Critchley passed away very peacefully in Gillibrand Hall, Nursing Home, Chorley, on 20 November 2018, aged 85 years, after a long illness.

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Christmas Lunch

Christmas lunch will be on Sunday 9th December, 12.30pm at Essenza, Bolton Road, Withnell, PR6 8BP (near M65 junction with Belmont/Bolton Road). Set Menu 2 Courses £12.95 3 courses £15.95.  Link to menu: https://boltonsc.uk/essenzamenu To book a place, email numbers...

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New Members Evening

New Members Evening – Wednesday, 14th November, 2018 – 7.30 pm The bar will be open and cheese and biscuits available.  The invitation is also extended to family members. During the evening there will be a presentation of the RYA Certificates. Please respond...

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Sailability at Bolton Sailing Club is part of an RYA nationwide scheme which offers people of all abilities the opportunity to enjoy the fun and freedom of sailing. We aim to provide excellent sailing facilities in the beautiful setting of the North West Moors.

If you have never sailed before and would like to give it a try, we will pair you up with a very experienced sailor in one of our double-seater Access dinghies. As your skills and confidence grow you can take over. So, if you are new to sailing or not; looking for adventure or just want to sail peacefully around a beautiful lake in light winds on a sunny Friday afternoon, Bolton Sailing Club is the place to be.

Welcome to our website!

Whether you’re new to sailing and fancy having a go, or an old salty sea dog looking for a new club, you’ll hopefully find all the information you need here.

Join us...

If you’re interested in membership, please visit our Membership section, or contact our New Members team by emailing newmembers@sail.org.uk.

hectare reservoir

year founded

WLYC 24hr Race wins


Situated alongside our picturesque 40 hectare reservoir, in the midst of breath-taking countryside and the shadow of Winter Hill.


We are an RYA Recognised Training Centre, Volvo Champion Club, OnBoard Club, and Sailability Foundation Club. We’re also home to Lancaster University Sailing Club.

Learning to sail

We have a large number of qualified Instructors and Senior Instructors who run up to four Royal Yachting Association (RYA) beginners courses each year.

Wednesday evenings

Between April and September, we run races on Wednesday evenings.

Friday nights

Friday nights at Bolton are training nights for our Junior Members, with classes run both on and off the water for all ages and abilities.


Sundays are the main event at BSC, with 4 sets of races being run throughout the year (the Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter series), and 3 races per Sunday.

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Bolton Sailing Club

  Bolton Sailing Club, Belmont Reservoir, Belmont Village, Bolton. BL7 8BD Email: hello@sail.org.uk Tel: 0844 7745688 Directions