All the fun and freedom of sailing for everyone

Why not join us?

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.


The club premises are accessible for wheelchairs. We have one mobile hoist to assist those who find getting in and out of the boats difficult. So don’t allow mobility issues to hold you back. The hoist is suitable for up to 17 stone. In the clubhouse we have an accessible shower and toilet.


Safety and comfort are our top priorities. We have three Access dinghies designed so that they will not capsize: no one is going swimming! We have two fully-equipped safety boats on the water at all times.

What do you need to bring?

We provide buoyancy aids and wet weather gear. Just come suitably dressed for an afternoon outdoors.

How can I join?

Sailability takes place on Friday afternoons during the summer season, which runs from Easter to October each year, from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm. If you are 12 years old or older, why not drop in, see what we do and perhaps have a go. Many people are accompanied by a carer, a friend or a member of their family. You will all be made very welcome with tea, biscuits and gossip!

How much will it cost?

Sailability Membership is £65 for the year.