Etherow Country Park Sailing Club
First RYA Start Sailing Course of 2024

We are planning our first RYA Level One Course (Adults) on May 18-19. Learn basic boat control and how to use nature's forces alone to power you on voyages that can ultimately  take you around the world.

Explore this wonderful water-borne sport with experienced, RYA-qualified instructors.

The course is open only to our club members but it's really easy to join and afterwards you can continue sailing to build your experience, mix with other sailors to enjoy the sport and get involved with our social activities. Just pop your contact details in the form on this page and select the Adult Course option to find out more.

Later in the year we will be runnng a RYA Level Two course. That qualification is often required if you want to hire a dinghy while on holiday in this country and abroad.

RYA Green Club of the Year


Etherow Country Park Sailing Club has clinched the RYA Green Club of the Year award 2024. The announcement was made at the annual Dinghy Show and was presented by Steve Bruce (right), Managing Director of ePropulsion to ECPSC Commodore Mike Hollingworth (centre) and Vice Commodore Dave Burley (left). The club has won an ePropulsion outboard for our safety boat.
The award was made because the club overcame vandalism setbacks in 2021 losing supplies of water and electricity but turning adversity into opportunity. We embraced eco-friendly measures like rainwater harvesting,  upgraded to LED lighting, recycled more waste, refurbished boats rather than scrapping them, and pursue ongoing environmental improvements and initiatives.

Looking forward to a great 2024

We're looking forward to a great 2024 at Etherow, with exciting plans for the future.

The club has achieved RYA Recognised Training Centre status, meaning members can now attend courses resulting in certificated qualifications for dinghy sailing. We will be announcing dates for courses soon, but we have already run courses at RYA Level 1 and 2 as well as Powerboat Level 2 to provide a bigger team of safety-boat operators.

We have a more environment-friendly approach to our activities as well, with measures such as rainwater capture for flushing the loos, replacement of lighting with LED units and the use of ultra efficient water heating for washing and showering.


Invitation to Sail Etherow

Data Protection Policy

The protection of the personal data of our members and visitors is a duty that Etherow Country Park Sailing Club accepts willingly.

We do all we can to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation that was brought into effect in the spring of 2018.

You can download our full policy by clicking on this link.

This is probably the easiest place to launch a dinghy in the North West. One of very few clubs where you can step straight from solid ground into a boat, staying dry,

Etherow is a friendly club and we welcome everyone: from those who never have put their foot in a dinghy, to Olympic team coach.

Membership is affordable and we have some club boats that can be used, for a nominal charge, during the early stages. There are boats for sale within the club usually and elsewhere for very little money.

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Etherow Country Park Sailing Club is a Royal Yachting Association Recognised Training Centre

Etherow Country Park Sailing Club is affiliated to the Royal Yachting Association who are the governing body for the sport in the UK