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The Rossendale Valley Sailing Club located at Clowbridge near Burnley, high on the East Lancashire moors provides an excellent high wind venue for windsurfing and sailing.  The club's location close to the Pennine Bridleway makes it an ideal access point for horse riding, hiking and mountain biking.

View from the Clubhouse

The club offers excellent access to Clowbridge Reservoir and the surrounding area for sailing and other leisure activities.  United Utilities and Lancashire County Council have invested in the area to provide access to the numerous concessionary bridleways and footpaths that criss-cross the moors.  Disabled parking close to the easy access perimeter path provides excellent access for people with poor mobility.

As well as access to these excellent facilities members can take advantage of the RYA recognised training centre enabling members to improve their skills, and excellent junior sailing and windsurfing coaching classes.

A welcoming club atmosphere is created through social events and sailing and racing activities.  All members are encouraged to get involved in developing their club.

The Clubhouse

The Rossendale Valley Sailing Club has been in existence since 1965. The club was originally constituted as a dinghy club, supporting fleets of enterprise, laser and fireball dinghies.  Following the introduction of windsurfing in the early eighties it was quickly recognised as an ideal inland water to develop this new sport.  The popularity of windsurfing was embraced by the club and a strong windsurfing membership was established.  Increasing club membership and the launch of the National Lottery provided the club with an opportunity to develop. An application to the Sport England Lottery fund was made in 1997.  After a great deal of work by club members the new Clubhouse was opened in April 2002. The excellent facilities now provided are attracting new members to the sports of Windsurfing and Dinghy Sailing.

Message from the Commodore

Welcome to the club’s website.  I hope you find all the information that you need.  Please see the contact us page if you have any questions.  We work hard to make the sports of windsurfing and sailing accessible to all and fun.


Latest News from the Galley

The galley will be open as usual on the 2/3rd, 7/8th and 16/17th August but there will be a slightly reduced 'holiday'menu. Opening hours will be 10am to 5pm on Saturdays and 12pm to 5pm on Sundays.
No teas on the 6th or 13th of August, brews and cake only. Teas will resume on the 20th August.
Racing on as usual, Wednesdays and Sundays.



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