Try Sailing Open Day

Saturday 21 July 2018

10:00 – 16:00

Latest News & Events

Increased Mortality in Canada Geese

We've had word from United Utilities that there has been a sudden increase in deaths in the Canada Geese around the club. The cause is not known but is currently being investigated, it does not appear to be affecting the other birds there, and there is no evidence at...

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GP14 Northern Areas Championship at Bolton Sailing Club

If unbroken sunshine and a warm breeze is what you wanted for a weekend's sailing then Bolton SC was the place to be, however if you were also looking for a steady wind and long true beats in preparation for the forthcoming GP14 World Championships then this event...

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GP14 Northerns & Summer Bash 2018

Don't forget that next weekend 30th June & 1st July is the GP14 Northern Championships. On the Evening of Saturday 30th June we have our Summer Bash event, if you've not ordered your tickets yet then they are avialable online at http://shop.sail.org.uk or if you wish...

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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 [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