Come and learn to sail in beautiful surroundings.

Dovestone Reservoir provides ideal sailing waters for all levels of ability. Whether you are taking your first steps afloat or want to develop your skills, we have a dedicated team of instructors and coaches to look after you. You don't need your own boat - all equipment is provided.

The club is a RYA recognised teaching establishment for Dinghy sailing and power boating. Trainers are also authorised to carry out tests for the International Certificates of Competence.

To Book

Dinghy and Power Boat Courses
contact Mal Hartland
Click below to download a form.
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Training Form as Word Doc.
Full payment to be sent with the booking form; non refundable unless the club has to cancel the training.
Or why not give someone a gift of a training course voucher. Just use the email link above and mention gift voucher.


Not sure which course is for you then follow this link.

Training dates for 2018

14th April - 'Welcome Back' this for anyone who did training with us last year to come back and get back into a boat.

28/29th April - Level 1/2 course - To replace the one cancelled in September
13th May - Push the Boat Out - this is effectively an Open Day, but any visitor wanting to sail should contact us first to ensure a place is available.
19/20th May - RYA Dinghy Sailing Level 1
16/17th June -RYA Dinghy Sailing Level 2

RYA Start Racing
Date not yet announced

Power Boat Level 2 Courses

  • 8th March 10th March
  • 5th April 7th April
  • 10th May 12th May
  • 21st June 23rd June


We are a sailing club, affiliated to the RYA, that welcomes families and individuals new to sailing or experienced. We provide training and coaching for adults and young people, to develop skills towards taking part in the club racing programme and beyond.


Dovestone reservoir
Greenfield, Oldham
P: 01457 873000
M: 07881 516965