Welcome to Dovestone Sailing Club


We are a sailing club, affiliated to the RYA, that welcomes families and individuals new to sailing or experienced. We provide training and coaching for adults and young people, to develop skills towards taking part in the club racing programme and beyond.

Dovestone Sailing Club has sole use of the almost 100 acre reservoir at Greenfield near Oldham. It is set amid dramatic scenery in the PEAK DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK off the A635 Greenfield to Holmfirth Road, via Banks Lane. It is approximately half a mile from the Clarence Hotel at the junction of Chew Valley Road and Manchester Road, Greenfield. 

Give us a call, send an email or just drop in.

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Bart's Bash

Bart's Bash is on Sunday September 20th. The club is open to non-members. Let's get as many boats on the water as we can.

Register here


An Evening of Adventure

Join Saddleworth Discovery Walks, for the 4th annual Evening of Adventure. Sit back and be amazed, as three inspirational speakers share their personal stories of endurance and adventure.
  • Running the Montane Spine Race - A 275 mile, mid-winter, ultra-endurance race along the back-bone of Britain.
  • One man and his Harem go wild along the John Muir Trail
  • Running the Marathon des Sables - The toughest foot race on earth
Saturday 3rd October. DSC Club House.
Doors and bar open at 7pm
Tickets £5.00 each available here

There will be a charity raffle to raise funds for Oldham Mountain Rescue Team.


Ian takes silver in Poland

Dovestone sailor - Ian Jones - took gold in the Laser Masters European Championships in Poland. He was well clear of his nearest rival for the Masters trophy.

The full results table is here


Flying Fifteens on tour

Didn't they do well.

Rod Rowlands and Dave Naylor won the French Nationals in their FF Classic.

But not content with that John Clarke and Mick Scholes went on to take the gold in the Worlds

The full results table is here



Flying Fifteen fleet make history

Well done to our Flying Fifteen sailors at Windermere Northerns. Andy McKee and Richard Jones 1st, David McKee and Andy Weatherspoon 2nd and Andy and Tom Goddard in the top half of the fleet.

Rather like the Americas cup that for over a hundred years remained in America, at RWYC there was a team trophy that no club had managed to wrestle from the hosts. This year was the making of history as our team of 3 boats beat off all the opposition. We now have a fabulous team trophy that has formed part of the RWYC bar back for 30 years .

What we do

From March to mid December there is sailing at the Club on a Sunday. This takes the form of a series of races and Open meetings. There is regular sailing on Saturdays and Wednesday evening sailing from April until the end of August. The club is a recognised RYA training centre and as such is host to sail and power training.

Where we are

We are located on the North East edge of the Peak District National Park in a spectacular setting.

The Club House

The club house has a galley (a kitchen for you landlubbers), a large communal room, changing rooms with hot showers and a licensed bar. Underneath the club house there is room for the club's three safety boats and for storage of the club Optimists.

There are regular social events at the Club House including the ever popular summer bbq.

How to join

It's easy to join -

if you have a copy of Microsoft Word just download this form - fill it in and send it to the address on the form.

Alternatively download a pdf, print it out and fill it in.

You don't need a boat straightaway. Borrow a club boat, or crew for another member. When you are ready to buy a boat it doesn't need to cost an arm and a leg, there are lots of second-hand bargains to be had .

If you've walked around the lake and often fancied yourself bobbing about in one of the boats then what are you waiting for - join today and you'll be sailing by the weekend.