Sailing Improvers

Whilst arrangements can be made to have some improver training/instruction on any Friday evening (by contacting  on the first Friday of every  month, starting at 6.30pm, we will be offering improver training which is open to all members and will be delivered by one of our training team. Dates for the 2018 improver sessions are:

  • 6th April
  • 4th May
  • 1st June
  • 6th July
  • 3rd August
  • 7th September

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Adult Beginners

Whilst these courses are for those who are new to the sport we ask that you first have a Taster Session with us so that you know that sailing is something you are going to enjoy.  As well as being for our own club members, these courses are open to those seriously considering taking up sailing and becoming club members.

The dates for our adult courses are:
RYA Start Sailing – Friday Evenings 6:30pm to 8:30pm
11th May, 18th May, 1st June & 8th June

RYA Start Sailing – Friday Evenings 6:30pm to 8:30pm
22nd June, 29th June, 6th July & 13th July

For more information or to book a taster session or place on one of the courses please e-mail

We can provide you with much more information about this course when you come along for your Taster Session.

Our Start Sailing course covers how to sail in all directions, including an awareness of launching and recovering.  Hopefully, by the end of the course, you should, all being well, be able to sail independently in light to medium winds under supervision.  In other words completing the RYA (Royal Yachting Association) Level 1 Start Sailing course.

If you take to the sport, then for those who have commenced the process of applying for membership of Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club we would be proposing that following the Start Sailing course you come along to our Friendly Friday sessions which are held every Friday evening during the summer months.

Welcome to Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club

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Hollingworth Lake Sailing club 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 less is 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.