Welcome to Bolton Sailing Club!


Graduate National Championships

Sponsored by SailPics and Tim Harper Boats & Sails

Saturday 26, Sunday 27, Monday 28 August 2017

Notice of Race | Sailing Instructions
Accommodation nearby | Book Sunday BBQ

Summer Bash

Sunday 27 August 2017, 7.30pm to late

Live music from Rhyanne
singing hits from the 50s to present day

Certificate presentation for RYA Level 1&2 recipients

BBQ and Bar specials

Adults £10, kids £8

Latest News & Events

Ironman – Sunday 16th July 2017

The annual Ironman UK event takes place in Bolton on Sunday 16th July 2017. The bike course runs through Belmont Village up to the M65 where it turns to Heapey. As such, Belmont Road is closed northbound at the Black Dog pub and access to the club can only be made...

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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.

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 and Pendle Community High School Sailing Group.

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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