Discover Sailing 7 May 2022

Dovestone Sailing Club hosted their annual open day on Saturday 7th May, under the banner of Discover Sailing, a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) initiative. More than 60 people of all ages took to the water in a perfect day for a trial sail. The sun was out and the breeze gave visitors a great experience on the water. The club had 4 boats out helmed by very experienced sailors. Each boat could accommodate up to 3 guests. Visitors enjoyed around 30 minutes tacking backwards and forwards across the reservoir, learning the basics of dinghy sailing. One family included three generations, Mary Dunkerley had been a club member during the club's first year, 1967, when the reservoir was filled for the first time. She hadn't been sailing for over 50 years and loved sharing the experience with her son Chris Dunkerley and Grandson, Hugo Dunkerley. Dovestone Sailing Club always welcomes new members, check their website for details -



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: 07930 551157
[email protected]