Bartley Sailing Club
Sailing has been part of Bartley Reservoir since Bartley Sailing Club was created in the 1970’s. You can often see the different classes of boats out on the reservoir all day Saturdays and Sundays, and Wednesday afternoons, with training taking place all through the week, making an exhilarating sight best observed from the Picnic Area, Viewing Area on Genners Lane, or from the Sailing Club itself. The club also welcome windsurfers, canoeists, and Stand Up Paddleboarders (SUP). Why not get involved?
Bartley Sailing club is open to the public; their website reports that they are Royal Yachting Association (RHA) approved for beginners and experienced sailors. They have active fleets in RS400, Merlin Rocket, Phantom, Solo, Supernova, Laser and Mirror classes, with many other types of sailing dinghies also represented in their handicap fleet. They run training throughout the week, and during the summer months they have their K2O club which trains and develops young sailors from the age of 8 to 18 years.
Bartley Sailing Club website reports the club is ...volunteer run and relies on individual membership, group membership, and partner revenue sharing agreements to sustain operations and fund growth. The club aims to promote sailing and water sports on Bartley Reservoir and make them accessible to as many people as possible, leading to a lifelong enjoyment of outdoor exercise, relaxation, and competition on the water.
To achieve this aim, the club has partnered with Andrew Simpson Centre Birmingham, to provide high quality training throughout the year extending the clubs ability to reach as many potential water users as possible through weekend and weekday courses. Once trained, new water sports enthusiasts are encouraged to become members of Bartley Sailing Club to continue perfecting their skills.