Welcome to Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club

 

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Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club in Littleborough near Rochdale is a family friendly club and RYA Approved Training Centre for beginners and experienced sailors of all ages. Conveniently located in the foothills of the Pennines this 117 acre lake is less than 3 miles from the M62 and boasts fantastic views as well as a great sailing area ideal for training, recreational sailing and racing.

We have active fleets in GP14s, Solos, Toppers, Laser and Merlin Rockets with many other classes represented in our handicap racing and general sailing. Our Sailing programme runs from March to December with a active social programme all year round.

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ALL OUR CLUB’S ACTIVITIES ARE AGAIN SUSPENDED DUE TO ENGLAND’S COVID LOCKDOWN 

Due to England’s current COVID-19 lockdown all our activities both on and off the water are suspended until the end of the lockdown which, currently, is scheduled to be on Wednesday 2nd December.  Until the end of the lockdown both the clubhouse and the dinghy park will remain closed and members can only access their berthed boats for essential checks and should any member wish to have such access then a request must be made to the Commodore, Richard Hodgson, stating the reason for that access.

Our Commodore, Richard Hodgson, will be regularly updating the membership with e-mails about the current situation so please would all members keep checking their Inbox to see if Richard has issued a further Commodore’s Comments with more up-to-date information.

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In normal times, we hold three races on Sunday afternoons from the beginning of March through to the middle of December and during the summer months we also race on Wednesday evenings.  Our Wednesday evening sailing is a welcome break in the work week and often has bigger fleets than those on Sunday.

Members can go out for an informal social sail on Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings.  It’s not compulsory that you have to join in the club racing and at these times there will be patrol boats around plus there’s the benefit of chatting to our members for a ‘bit of advice’.  You will find they are always happy to help you.

We also run ‘Friendly Friday’ sessions in the summer months which is the ideal opportunity for any club member, however inexperienced, to just go out and have a sail.  One to one instruction can be arranged or just come along and have an informal & relaxed sail.

If you have any queries or want some further specific details then please contact us by sending an e-mail to membership@hlsc.org.uk and we will get back to you.