About

About Us

Aldridge Sailing Club is a small, friendly sailing club based just outside Aldridge in the West Midlands. We sail on a small lake known as 'The Swag'.

Aldridge Sailing Club was formed in the summer of 1967 by a group of people building sailing dinghies at Aldridge Road School, Great Barr. They had nowhere to sail and approached Aldridge District Council to seek permission to use the Swag at Stubbers Green, Aldridge. After several meetings, permission was granted although there was a stipulation that no buildings could be erected. Eventually permission was granted and the clubhouse was built and finally completed in 1973. The club could now offer showers, changing rooms and toilet facilities. More importantly the clubroom and bar provided a place for social gatherings and events. The OD viewing / control room was added some years later. Training has taken place every year since 1976 and we have been an RYA recognised centre for many years. In that time over 500 people have been taught the skill of sailing with many continuning with the sport.


Our clubhouse is situated alongside the lake and is fully equipped with a large function room with galley and bar, changing rooms with hot showers and outdoor seating area. We also have a dedicated training room, race control building, large dinghy park, safety boats and car park. Our normal weekly racing / practice sailing times sessions throughout the week can be seen in the table below (can be subject to change).

Summer (April - Sept)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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Sailing Practice Session

5pm - 8pm

Evening Race

6 - 9pm

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Race and Practice Session

9:30am - 1pm

Sailability Group

Racing

(Usually 3 races)

First race 11am start

Winter

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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Race and Practice Session

9:30am - 1pm

Sailability Group

Racing

(Usually 3 races)

First race 11am start

In addition to our weekly sailing, we also have regular social events at the club such as quiz nights, pub games evenings, charity events and more! Look out for our next event in the calendar. We also organise club sailing and camping weekends to venues such as Bala and Clywedog.. We regularly enter a team into the Southport 24 hour race where in 2017 we won the Dogwatch Trophy. See our club events and trips page to find out more.