Dinghy Course

RYA dinghy Course 30th June -1st  July This course will be run as either a level 1 or level 2 course depending on demand. Level 1 content – How to sail in all directions, including an awareness of launching and recovering Level 2 content – Rigging, launching, sailing in all directions. Capsize recovery and essential safety knowledge…

Are you looking for a course

If you are looking for a particular course and can’t see one coming up in the events calendar then please contact “principal(at)rvsc.co.uk” (please use the @ symbol) We will see if we can fit you onto n existing course or fit in another course for you.    

RYA Powerboat Level 2

16th -17th June This two-day entry level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence. It focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed, and collision regulations. The course can be taken inland or…

Windsurf start/intermediate course

Windsurfing Course 23/24th June Start windsurfing – Teaches you the basics of windsurfing using the right equipment Intermediate –  Improve your technique and confidence through new skills including the beach start and an introduction to the harness. Taught as part of a course and separate clinics, your centre will advise you and tailor training to your…

RVSC

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.

Sailing

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.