Halifax Sailing Club extends a warm welcome to new and old members. Formed in 1959, as a predominantly dinghy racing club, it welcomes many types of water activity, including dinghy sailing, board sailing, canoeing and kayaking.
It has thriving training, youth and racing sections which enjoy the uninterrupted winds at the highest sailing club in the UK at Warley Moor Reservoir, Wainstalls, Halifax.
Over the past four years £60,000 has been raised through donations, grants and fund raising activities to allow a massive investment to take place, to ensure the club is in a healthy position and to make the facilities as welcoming as possible. These improvements include new training boats and sail boards, a floating jetty, new generator, improved water and gas supplies and internal club enhancements, including showers.
The club heritage goes back 60 years and has present and past members who have won National, European and World titles, boasting two Olympians who have started at the club – one winning a Gold, who can trace her sailing lineage back to Halifax Sailing Club.
Training is provided by RYA qualified dinghy and sailboard instructors, in club owned boats, which are available for newly trained members to use until they have their own boats. Training takes place on weekday evenings and weekends.
The Saturday Club for youth and novice sailing is thriving. It is run as an informal training session, but with the focus on having fun in a safe environment. Short practice racing is organized, with prizes.
Dinghy racing takes place on Wednesday evenings and Sundays – but the water is open for casual sailing too whilst racing takes place.
So, if you want to try a water activity, after a long lock down, or introduce your family to a healthy outdoor activity right on your doorstep, then make contact with the club via face book, our web site or simply come along when we are open.