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.
ALL CLUB ACTIVITIES SUSPENDED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
In light of the latest announcement from the Government, the Management Committee has regretfully taken the decision that HLSC must remain closed and locked for the foreseeable future.
No member may use any of its facilities namely the changing rooms, toilets, clubroom, kitchen, bar and the radio controlled boats.
Rochdale Council has closed the Country Park and there is a notice to that effect in the car park, accordingly no sailing of any kind may be carried out by a member on the Lake.
This action is taken to protect you all and, possibly, get us back to the sport we all love as soon as possible.
The Management Committee will keep you informed as the situation develops.
Please stay safe and look after your loved ones,
Richard Hodgson, Commodore
25th March 2020
OUR SAILING SEASON DID GET UNDERWAY SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION AS WHAT WE HOPE TO GET UP TO, AND WHEN, PLEASE SEND US AN EMAIL
Due to the recent advice given by HM Government regarding coronavirus, all our sailing activities have been suspended until further notice.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you.