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.






HOT OFF THE PRESS: Blind Sailing Training Camp this weekend 23rd &24th FEBRUARY, come and see the team in action!


Wednesday 20th Feb – Building a Flying Fifteen. Hosted by Alice Morris. 7.30pm start

Friday 1st March – Race Night – A night of horse racing – Food for kids from 6.30. First race 7.00. Pie and Peas.

Wednesday 6th March – Sailing in Scotland.  with Martin Watts.  Photographic memories. Help me choose the best.

Friday 15th March – Race Rules Quiz night – From 6.30pm. Hosted by Dave Smith and Steve Crook.

Friday 22nd March – John and Claire Haigh (nee Hodgson) talk about the provision and history of Mental Health in this country.

Wednesday 27th March – Winter Draws off. Bruce’s Bistro opens its doors once more.  A superb meal to finish off the social programme for the year and build us up for the coming sailing season.

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Interested in getting into sailing? Fancy trying something new?

Why not  come along for a Taster Session run by our team of qualified instructors and experienced sailors?

Our taster sessions  have finished for 2018 however they will resume in April 2019.

Our taster sessions  normally last for about 1½ hours and there is a charge of £15.

If you wish to arrange to come for a Taster Session in 2019 please e-mail your contact details (ideally including your mobile phone number) off to us at training@hlsc.org.uk.

Normally our taster sessions are run on a Friday evening or Sunday morning.  If you are contacting us about having a taster session please let us know your preferred dates.

The Club provides the necessary equipment such as training boats and buoyancy aids.