Sailing and other water sports are available on many Derbyshire and Peak District waters including Carsington Water, Ogston, Combs. Bottoms, Torside, Staunton Harold, Errwood and Foremark reservoirs and the Rother Valley Country Park. Some Derbyshire and Peak District rivers are suitable for canoeing, with local clubs and outdoor pursuits centres offering courses run by qualified instructors. Take care to check out the rivers first as some can be quite dangerous.
Carsington Sports and Leisure - Carsington Sports and Leisure have been providing training courses for professionals and amateur enthusiasts for many years in water based activities
Staunton Harold Sailing Club - Staunton Harold Sailing Club is a friendly club situated in Derbyshire on an open water with attractive surroundings. We have a modern and comfortable clubhouse. Sailing is available all year round with a comprehensive training programme. We also have an active youth and junior fleet and a full social programme.
Ogston Sailing Club - Nestling in the beautiful rolling hills of North Derbyshire, Ogston Sailing Club is set on a 180 acre reservoir close to Clay Cross accessed from junc 29 of M1. Membership is open to all from the novice sailor to the experienced helm, with a warm welcome for everyone.
The club has a large fleet of Challenger trimarans available for disabled sailors as well as many other boats for hire to club members. No matter what your age or ability, Ogston has sailboat training and power boat courses suitable for you, all tutored by RYA qualified instructors. The club enjoys a full sailing and social programme throughout the year.
Racing takes place on Wednesday evenings through the summer and Saturday and Sunday through the year.
Burton Sailing Club - We are a fun, family club that provides a vast range of activities from training for beginners to regular racing, windsurfing and offshore sailing.
We enjoy excellent sailing facilities at Foremark Reservoir amidst the dramatic Derbyshire countryside, in the heart of the National Forest within easy reach of Derby, Nottingham, Burton, Leicester and Loughborough.
Glossop Sailing Club - Glossop Sailing Club is a welcoming sailing club in a beautiful environment with good facilities and enthusiastic members. The club is run entirely by its members, who share the duties throughout the year. We offer competitive racing at all levels of experience, leisure sailing in an attractive Derbyshire setting, officially recognised RYA training courses to gain and improve sailing skills, and a nurturing social scene.
Rother Valley Country Park
Errwood Sailing Club - The club is in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Peak National Park, located in the pictures Goyt Valley between Buxton in Derbyshire and Macclesfield in Cheshire. The reservoir occupies 80 acres. The Clubhouse has changing rooms, showers, toilets, galley and a 'dry area' from where spectators can view the sailing in comfort. There are also picnic benches in front of the club house. There are three slipways, a pontoon, a large dinghy park and car park.
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