Etherow Country Park Sailing Club

From the Commodore

A message of welcome to Stockport’s only Sailing Club from the Commodore Mike Hollingworth.Mike Hollingworth, Commodore

'I’ve been sailing for as long as I can remember in one form or another. I started crewing and then helming regularly in a dinghy we all know and love a Mirror. From those humble beginnings I was taught rigging, racing and tactics through my School in Hong Kong ,all in another dinghy we’ve seen on holiday a Sunfish.

'Once you learnt the basics you were sent out in Bosun’s and finally Hobbie Cats to scream around the bay in. This gave me a competitive appetite for the sport so, once back in the UK we joined the local club where we lived. There I raced mainly Mirrors, Toppers and a Lightning 368 but regularly had the opportunity to try some more exotic dinghies. In the late eighties the family extend the fleet of boats to a 28ft cruising yacht Chinook. I have thoroughly enjoyed sailing her around the Irish sea for the past 35 years.

Five years ago, my family moved to Compstall. Finding a sailing club there was an absolute bonus. I promptly went down and found the friendliest bunch of sailors I’ve come across. Before I knew it I was a member and racing regularly in the fleet of dinghies out on the lake.

This club though is more than that, holding great socials and training out on the lake. We go for monthly walks around the local area, assist in the maintenance of the park and once a year in the late Autumn hold a charity fund raising event.

This year we have a great programme of events including racing Thursday’s and Sunday’s, Training and Weekend Trips away. Not forgetting the Quiz everyone’s welcome to on the third Thursday of the month. Check out our notice board outside the clubhouse.

If you fancy getting involved come down to our Taster Days where we will get you out on the lake. Alternatively just pop down on a Thursday Night or Sunday afternoon and we can show you round.

The Friendliest Sailing Club in Stockport: where there’s a Warm Welcome for Everyone.

See you on the water

Next 5 Events
Thu 23 May 06:30pm: Spring Race 8 (Thursday Night Racing)
Sun 26 May 01:00pm: Enterprise Cup Race 3 (Sunday Racing)
Thu 30 May 06:30pm: Spring Race 9 (Thursday Night Racing)
Sat 1 Jun 12:00pm: Sailors Ramble (Social Event)
Sun 2 Jun 01:00pm: Early Summer Series 1-2 (Sunday Racing)
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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