Glossop Sailing Club is a welcoming sailing club in a beautiful environment with good facilities and enthusiastic members. The club is run entirely by its members, who share the duties throughout the year. 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.
RYA Club Of The Year Finalist 2011
Glossop Sailing Club's place as one of the five finalists in the 2011 RYA Club of the Year competition was in recognition of our work over the years in creating a club that can be enjoyed by all, juniors and adults, novices and experts alike.
The hub of any sailing club is the calendar of racing series and trophy events held throughout the year. Our sailors range from novices to National and European champions, and as well as our own racing series we also host class open events and regional racing programmes where our sailors can compete with some of the best in the country.
Glossop Sailing Club offers a warm welcome to all juniors, with a safe and patrolled sailing area, refreshments and social events, changing rooms and showers, use of junior boat fleets, and a lively social group. Friday Nights are fun evenings for 8 to 18 year-olds with structured and supervised water-based activities for junior members and visitors with parents and carers in attendance. Grown-ups are also encouraged to help and gain skills too!
The Club is an officially recognised RYA Training Centre, and offers RYA training courses to junior and adult members and potential members. The qualifications recognised in these certificates allow a progression of expertise from complete novice to advanced techniques and instructor qualification. Courses are run each year in dinghy sailing, windsurfing, and powerboat handling.
Our membership includes many families with young children, the non-sailing partners of our members, as well as a number of couples and individual social members who may not be sailing currently but meet at the club’s social events. Our juniors have also formed a social circle and meet up to go out on activities outside the club.
The club actively seeks close links with the local community, and arranges Taster Sessions for local schools and youth groups, sports clubs and community societies, to introduce them to our sport and the facilities we can offer. This has been greatly helped by local government grants and sports awards in recognition of the club’s community activities.