Ops ‘n’ Tops cancelled 24/06

Unfortunately we’ve had to cancel the Ops ‘n’ Tops session that was due to take place on this coming Saturday 24th June. We’re sorry for the short notice and any disappointment this may cause your little ones, but Ops ‘n’ Tops will be running as normal on the following Saturday 1st July. We hope to…

RYA Training National Sailing Scheme

RYA Training level 1 and level 2 Bookings now being taken on WebCollect for National Sailing Scheme Level 1 Course (6th / 7th May) and National Sailing Scheme Level 2 Course (24th / 25th June). RVSC provides RYA Training in various Dinghy classes. Courses cost £75 per person each, and are open to members of…

Push The Boat Out

PUSH THE BOAT OUT Our 2017 Push The Boat Out event is planned for Saturday 13th May between 10am and 4pm. Open to the public to come along and find out what sailing and windsurfing at Clowbridge Reservoir, Lancashire is all about. Please visit our dedicated web page to find out more details. Location Located…

RYA NSS Level 1 Two Day Course

To book your place on the Adult RYA NSS Level 1, please go to your WebCollect account and reserve / pay / fill out course forms. Places are limited and for club members only.


Rossendale Valley Sailing club is situated high up on the moors between Burnley and Rossendale offering excellent sailing and windsurfing. With an open aspect to the surrounding moors, and at nearly 1000ft elevation, the reservoir is open 12 months of the year, offers excellent wind conditions and there is often someone on the water having a great time no matter what their skill level.  Clowbridge Reservoir at 68 acres provides some of the best wind in Lancashire for boating and water based leisure activities.


As an RYA certified training centre, RVSC offers RYA certified courses in sailing, windsurfing and powerboat.

There is a well established Wednesday Night Racing programme, with a growing race series held on Sundays. During the summer months Saturday’s is youth training, with established Sailing and Windsurfing activities taking place. Social sailing is encouraged at all times, whether a complete novice,  returning or experienced sailor. Rossendale Valley Sailing Club, offers the opportunity, to race, learn the basics, hone your skills, all within the environment of the  Pennine Moors, in the heart of England’s North West.

Close to the motorway network, ensures easy access from Blackburn, Preston, Bolton and Manchester. A short commute will give access to sailing and windsurfing. Membership gives access to the site, with good parking, a secure boat park, and changing rooms, as well as a lounge to relax in and galley for tea, coffee and snacks.

Why Join Us

  • Start to Learn and Improve Sailing and Windsurfing skills.
  • Good value membership.
  • 90 Acre reservoir set high in the Lancashire Moors.
  • Good road links.
  • Heated Club House, Changing Rooms and showers.
  • RYA Training centre with dedicated training room.
  • Training and hire fleet of dinghies and windsurf boards and rigs.
  • Galley serving fabulous food.
  • Organised Sunday and Wednesday Evening race programme.
  • Open all year around.
  • Located high on the East Lancashire Moors, close to the Pennine Bridleway, providing an ideal access point for Horse Riding, Hiking and Mountain Biking.