What We offer
Glossop Sailing Club is a welcoming sailing and windsurfing club in a beautiful environment with modern and spacious facilities and enthusiastic members. 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 for both junior and adult members.
Glossop Sailing Club’s place as one of the finalists in the 2019 RYA Club of the Year competition recognises our work over the years in creating a club that can be enjoyed by all, juniors and adults, novices and experts alike.
Experienced on the water? Or a complete novice? Looks exciting, but not sure which is right for you?
We’ve got something for everyone; and many of our members and their families enjoy more than one activity.
The relaxed choice: all you need are balance and water confidence, and whether it’s gentle exercise or a work-out on the board is entirely up to you.
Our SUP group is friendly and sociable.
The energetic choice: windsurfing requires good balance, upper body strength to pull up the sail, physical stamina, and the enthusiasm to get out there in all weathers. But the high-speed exhilaration is worth it!
With sailing, you’re spoilt for choice: on your own or with friends or family, racing or social; there’s a boat for everyone. You’ll need agility to move around the hull and confidence to learn the skills, but we’ll look after the ropes – literally and metaphorically – to get you started and gaining the most fun from the wind.
Membership & Bookings
Glossop Sailing Club welcomes new members of any age, and we will bepleased to talk to you at any of our events. You can create an account in WebCollect to manage your membership subscription. This includes a dinghy berth if required, and storage of windsurfing rigs can be arranged.
You can also book training courses, participation in events, and equipment hire on WebCollect too.
Glossop Sailing Club is a Community Amateur Sports Club, run on a not-for-profit basis by its members, who share the club’s duties and responsibilities throughout the year.
We ask all our members to volunteer for a few days each year to help run events as safety boat crew or race officers, galley cooks, or shore crew. You can book and manage your duties using the DutyMan roster.
Help run our club
Many of our members have professional skills, and we welcome your help, either as a regular on our Executive Committee, or in action groups and work parties. As our members become more confident, many of them become instructors, passing their skills on to a new generation of novices. The club runs subsidised RYA Instructor courses to encourage this: for our teenage members, these are valuable qualifications for summer jobs abroad.
We ask all our members to volunteer for a few days each year to help run our on-the-water events as safety boat crew or race officers, and our club activities as galley cooks or shore crew for junior events.
Many of our members have professional skills, from accountancy to building and decorating, and we welcome the opportunity to employ these skills.
As our sailors and windsurfers become more confident, many of them become instructors, passing their skills on to a new generation of novices. The club runs subsidised RYA Instructor courses to encourage this: for our teenage members, these are valuable qualifications for summer jobs abroad.