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We are an active and friendly club for all the family located in the heart of Birmingham at Edgbaston Reservoir.

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We hold club sailing every Saturday afternoon throughout the year. Between April and October we also sail on Wednesday evenings and hold regular Sunday Sailing afternoons.

We sail the following classes of dinghy: Merlin Rockets, Enterprises, GP14s, Solos, Lasers, Fevas, Toppers and a menagerie class includes Fireballs, Mirrors and National 12s.  There is even a Kittiwake gaff-rigged yawl seen occasionally.

Our recently refurbished galley and clubroom provides refreshments during sailing and the bar is open Saturdays after sailing and on Wednesday evenings all through the year. We also hold many excellent social events, including barbecues during the summer and a programme of Wednesday night events during the winter.

We are an RYA Recognised Training Centre, offering courses to get you afloat and sailing, refresh your skills if you have sailed before, and introduce you to racing.

We have a vibrant and enthusiastic Junior Fleet. If you are over 7 years old come along at 9.30 on Saturday mornings with a change of clothing! Be warned Mums, Dads and carers are expected to stay to help...and maybe even have fun sailing too!

The Club has some boats that are available for members to hire. We have a fleet of Optimists (for younger sailors), Toppers (single-handed boats for all ages) and Fevas, a GP14, Enterprise, Laser and Vision. As a Club member as well as being able to race with us, you have access to the water at almost any daylight time and you can hire the clubroom for your own social event.

 

You may already have a boat or be thinking of buying one - our members are always willing to offer advice and guidance. We can provide storage for members’ boats, including indoor storage subject to availability.

We are a competitive club, travelling around the country to other clubs to compete in Open Meetings - we also host these events. Every September, a group of club members travels to Southport to compete in the 24 hour race. A drinking and sailing weekend!

You are welcome to visit us and find out more about the Club and what we can offer members. We can arrange a taster session with one of our experienced sailors if you have not sailed before and are thinking of taking up this fabulously addictive sport.

Come along to the Club or ring us on a Saturday afternoon or Wednesday evening on 0121 454 0084. As the club is not always staffed, feel free to contact me, commodore@midlandsailingclub.org.uk, or the membership secretary, membership@midlandsailingclub.org.uk.

You will made most welcome. Happy sailing!

Douglas Bridger, Commodore.

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