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Welcome to Earlswood Lakes Sailing Club

Earlswood Lakes Sailing Club is based on Windmill Lake near the village of Earlswood
south of Birmingham UK.  We welcome both experienced sailors and those wanting to learn.

If you are interested in joining the club please apply here - Become a Member

Important Statement: Canals and Rivers Trust Works at Windmill Lake

ELSC is presently CLOSED until September for sailing whilst the Canals and Rivers Trust perform essential maintenance works on the dam and the causeways. See details here:


However, we have partnered up with other local sailing clubs to keep sailing through the summer. Please email us for details.

In line with Government guidance and the RYA we have written a Risk Assessment for restarting sailing. Please do read it before coming back to the club. Our revised Sailing Programme is now published. We hope to see you back out on the water soon.

Training Courses 2021 are presently reduced due to the above works.

Sailing Training makes a super, unusual birthday present for him, or her, or kids!

Although our Training Programme is suspended until further notice we welcome enquiries for Dinghy Level 1 or level 2 or Powerboating. This suspension won't last forever and as soon as we get some clarity on dates we will reserve places on future courses. We are hoping to run Courses in April, June and september 2021

RYA Level Dinghy 1 - Please enquire

Also Powerboat Level 2 Courses - please enquire.

Email Training Enquiries to: LearntoSail

"Great atmosphere and very friendly",
"Great weekend - felt very welcome"
"Great course - very well run",
"Excellent practical course, gave a real feel to sailing!

2021 Sailing Programme is on the Sailing Prog Page


Having found our site you may be interested in joining the club or getting some dinghy sailing training.  Either way, welcome!
Earlswood Lakes Sailing Club, founded in 1960, has approximately 120 members.
The club water is 27 acres, and the clubhouse is situated overlooking the Lake.
If you’re an experienced sailor then you will enjoy our compact and testing circuit, if you’re a complete novice then you will appreciate never being far from the shore or a safety boat.

Sailing is open to most classes of boats - generally any monohull with a Portsmouth Yardstick between 948 and 1180 having a centre board or dagger board. Fleets exist for Wanderer, Enterprise, Laser, Topper, Pico and Solo dinghies. Optimists are used by helms between 8 and 15 years of age.

Training to RYA standards is available at reasonable fees by arrangement with the club Training Principal.
Showers, changing rooms, lounge, kitchen and members bar are available.

Email General Enquiries to: enquiries@earlswoodsc.co.uk

ELSC Commodore ~Perry Clarke

Earlswood Lakes Sailing Club | Malthouse Lane | Earlswood | Solihull | West Midlands | B94 5RY

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