2019 Open Meetings

Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th October – Merlin Rocket Open Meeting

Unfortunately Hollingworth Lake is having its water level lowered for maintenance work.  As we are unable to know with certainty what the water level with be at the beginning of October we have, with great regret, decided to cancel this year’s Felucca Trophy.
We are assured that water levels will be up for next season so it will be business as normal next year.
We are very sorry for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing all our visitors for a great event next year.


Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th May – GP14 Northern Area Championship

Please click here to go to a full report and the results of the Northern Area Championship.


Sunday 1st September – Solo Northern Championships

On Sunday 1st September 18 Solo sailors turned up at the Lake to compete for their Northern Championship.

In conditions which varied from pleasant to squally gusts, Steve Denison from Bradford had the best results winning the first race and following it up with runner-up places.  The main competition came from two members of Burwain Sailing Club.  Innes Armstrong won two races  but suffered from capsizes in the other races, scoring a 6th place in the first one and having to retire from the third.  Stephen Graham won the third race but had mixed results in the other two.  However, despite tieing on overall points with Andy Fox (from Leigh & Lowton), his best result gave him third overall.

Apart from the winner, these finishers were all in the veteran division.  Local sailor Martin Brennan deserved better than 7th place overall as the very strong gusts were not to his liking.

For the full results please click here.


The relevant Notice Of Race for all these Open Meetings will appear here as the date of the Open Meeting draws nearer.  We will also post the results and a report about the event here after the Open Meeting.

An aerial photograph and a plan of the lake showing the approximate positions of our club marks can be viewed in The Lake section (under About Us) of this website.

For those requiring overnight accommodation / camping facilities, please click here to go to the Visit Rochdale website.

However if you want any further information now, please contact us at info@hlsc.org.uk