Come and learn to sail in beautiful surroundings.

Dovestone Reservoir provides ideal sailing waters for all levels of ability. Whether you are taking your first steps afloat or want to develop your skills, we have a dedicated team of instructors and coaches to look after you. You don't need your own boat - all equipment is provided.

The club is a RYA recognised teaching establishment for Dinghy sailing and power boating. Trainers are also authorised to carry out tests for the International Certificates of Competence.

To Book

Dinghy and Power Boat Courses
For more information contact Mal Hartland
[email protected]


Not sure which course is for you then follow this link.

Training dates for 2024

RYA Dinghy Level 1

  • 18-19 May 2024
  • 15-16 June 2024
RYA Dinghy Level 2
  • 10-11 August 2024
RYA Start Racing
  • No 2024 dates announced yet

Book your place

Power Boat Level 2 Courses
Powerboat Level 2 courses are available to members of Dovestone Sailing Club only, and courses are run according to demand. To arrange a powerboat course, members should contact Graham Massey [email protected]


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 reservoir
Greenfield, Oldham
P: 01457 873000
M: 07930 551157
[email protected]