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Welcome to Bartley...

Bartley Sailing Club is an RYA-approved watersports centre for beginners and experienced sailors alike. Conveniently located in the Bartley Green area of Birmingham, the site offers superb views over rolling hills to the West.

We have active fleets in RS400, Merlin Rocket, Phantom, Solo, Supernova, Laser and Mirror classes, with many other types of sailing dinghies also represented in our handicap fleet. We also welcome windsurfers and canoeists - our water is a packed and lively place to be!

Bartley Sailing club is always keen to welcome new members, both those wishing to learn for the first time or more experienced sailors keen to join in our racing programme. Windsurfers and canoeists are also very welcome.


Friendly, fun...and very competitive...

Bartley has great facilities on and off the water. Our purpose-built club house is equipped with showers, changing facilities, plenty of parking on site and a secure boat park for members.

After a hard day on the water, our professionally operated catering services provide a range of hot and cold food, snacks and drinks and there is a fully-licenced bar, at which you will find Bartley's members discussing the cut and thrust of the day's racing!

Bartley welcomes experienced, competitive sailors; families looking for a shared hobby; complete beginners and everyone in-between. To make sure everyone feels welcome we have a wide range of events, like competitive open meetings on the class circuits.

Learning to sail or looking to perfect your technique?

Bartley Sailing Club has an enthusiastic team of experienced sailors who teach a wide variety of sailing skills. There is a dedicated training room and a fleet of easy-to-handle dinghies in which to master basic skills.

The core training that the club offers is RYA Level 1&2 Courses (Start Sailing and Basic Skills). This course takes students from being a total beginner to being able to rig, launch and sail a boat in light-moderate winds. The club also regularly hosts training sessions for more experienced sailors of the many classes sailing at Bartley.

Whatever your skill, whatever your passion...come indulge it and experience the adrenalin, when you sail at Bartley!

  • Bartley Lasers boys triumphant at Frampton Wessex Laser finals

    Bartley Lasers boys triumphant at Frampton Wessex Laser finals On arriving at a very blustery day with forecasts of 30-40 mph winds it was conditions that Jeremy Higson Robin Pitt and John Ling has all experienced at Bartley so were not foiled at the chance of venturing out. After a tricky on beach wind launch the 30 strong fleet made it to the line and were amazed to see a More..

      Three Birminghamh sailors had their inspirational volunteer endeavours recognised by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal at the annual RYA Volunteer Awards in London on Friday (20 November). Mike Colles (Midland Sailing Club) and Steve Perring (Earlswood Lake SC) were honoured with RYA Lifetime Commitment awards by sailing's national governing body, which recognises individuals who have shown exceptional commitment and dedication to their club or organisation for at least 15 More..
  • New Pontoons For Bartley!

    Good News! 2016 gets off to a great start for the club. Severn Trent confirmed the order for two new complete pontoons for the reservoir yesterday and they will be going into production during the next three weeks ready for Installation during April this year. We have been incredibly lucky that we have managed to address the long term issue of the original pontoons not being able to withstand the More..
  • Course setting evening – 13th Jan 2016 7pm

    Dear All BSC members The sailing committee are holding a number of winter training sessions to help improve the racing format and guidance for sailor’s enjoyment and safety.  The first session is Course setting      evening – 13th Jan 2016 This is aimed at providing why good courses are needed and that setting the right course for the wind conditions helps OD race management Race      Management training – 3rd Feb 2016 By More..
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Bartley Sailing Club is situated on Bartley Reservoir in the south-western outskirts of Birmingham set overlooking the beautiful surroundings of Lickey Hills and Frankley Beeches offing a unique location for a reception party, family celebration, corporate event or Christmas Party. Our picturesque views overlook the lake and beyond, providing a stunning backdrop for all occasions.
Whether it's a birthday celebration, an office Christmas party, a Wedding or simply a family gets together, we have experience in tailoring special events for anything up to 100 guests.

Relax with people enjoying a drink and a chat with Real ales, local beers and fine wines. Our rotating range of hand pulled ales will capture the imagination of anyone who loves real ale, for others we have a selection of lagers, bitters, bottle cider, fine wine and spirits.

Contact the Club direct to hire a room for your special occasion on:

0121 4775872

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