Maurice Howarth

It is with great sadness that we've learn that the club has lost Maurice Howarth. Maurice has been a central part of the sailing club for many years. He held many roles in the club, including trustee, Commodore, and was Club Secretary for 25 years. Many people will...

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24 Hour Race Sponsorship from Goacher

We’re delighted to announce that Goacher Sails are kindly loaning the A team a main and a spinnaker to go with the genoa the club bought from them for this year’s 24hr race. Steve Goacher, a multiple world champion in a number of fleets himself, has been making sails...

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A wet and windy open

With winds of up to 28mph, gusting 35mph, 9 intrepid sailors ventured out for the joint Graduate and Handicap Open meeting on Sunday 26th August. With only one race run the OOD made the decision to abandon the event due to mounting winds and a less-than-enthusiastic...

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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.

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If you’re interested in membership, please visit our Membership section, or contact our New Members team by emailing [email protected].

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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: [email protected] Tel: 0844 7745688 Directions