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 strong, active fleets in RS200, RS400, RS600, 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!
Friendly, fun...and very competitive
Bartley has great facilities on and off the water. Our purpose-built club house is equipped with showers, lockers and changing facilities and there is 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, from competitive open meetings on the class circuits to Family Fun afternoons on certain Sundays in the summer months. These afternoons are very popular, providing an excellent means for youngsters and parents to have fun together and develop their sailing skills.
And at the end of the year there is always the legendary Bartley Burnout - all comers, all classes - all together a cracking day's racing!
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!