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, Merlin Rockets and RS400’s with many other classes represented in our handicap racing and general sailing. Our Sailing programme runs from March to December with an active social programme all year round.

New to Sailing?


For further details, contact

Martin Watts


Events coming up :

NW Junior Traveller Series – Sat 11th May

ILCA Open Meeting – Sun 12th May

Event Reports :

HLSC 2024 Freezer Open Meeting

RS 400 Open Meeting – Sat 13th April

Click here for the Latest Club Racing Results


If You Want To See What We Get Up To..

If you want to see what we get up to, please come along to the club on any Sunday afternoon (ideally sometime between 12.30pm and 4pm) during our sailing season which runs from the first Sunday in March until mid December.

We hold three races on Sunday afternoons 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.