Friday Night Socials

We've lined up some excellent speakers and events to kick-start the new season. Please come and support your sailing club and fellow members. The bar will be open and we'll be running some special offers. Free snacks and nibbles each night too! Boat JumbleFriday 18...

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Annual Dinner and Prize Giving – BOOK NOW!

You are cordially invited to the Bolton Sailing Club   Annual Dinner and Prize Giving to be held in the clubhouse on Saturday 16th February 2019 7.00pm for 7.30pm, carriages at midnight Dress is black tie. Tickets are £30.00 per person This year, the catering is...

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Stuck for a present this year? What about RYA membership?

Membership of the RYA is important for many reasons, to support the RYA and all the work it does on behalf of the recreational boating public, and to take advantage of the numerous membership benefits and services. By joining through the club reference number you'll...

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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 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, 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 4 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