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Halifax Sailing Club

Warley Moor Reservoir

RYA Recognised Training Centre Halifax Sailing Club
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Latitude:53° 46' 48.63" N
Longitude:1° 57' 2.62" W
Venue Details:Lake - 90 acresView a map of this location
Activities:Dinghy Racing, Training & Instruction.
Year Established:1959Max. Open Meeting Size:25
Single Membership:130 Number of Members:100
Joining Fee:0 Number of Boats:40

Halifax Sailing Club is a friendly club, owned and run by members and is a RYA Recognised Teaching Establishment. It was formed in 1959 and has the sole use of Yorkshire Water's Warley Moor Reservoir (also known as Fly Flats). The reservoir is 90 acres, and being at an altitude of 410 meters enjoys clear winds, providing top quality sailing.

Opening times are set from season to season, the dinghy sailing calander is posted on the sailing page before the season starts. Windsurfing takes place throughout the year

We welcome dinghy sailors, windsurfers and we have arrangements for other clubs and organisations to use our facilities.

This is what RYA-Yorkshire say about us

    "Halifax Sailing club offers excellent open water with strong winds being 400 metres above sea level. With the longest dimension of the water lying across the prevailing winds we believe it to be the challenge water of the North."

There is a large, recently refurbished clubhouse with male and female changing rooms, a snack bar, and lounge area over-looking the water. There is ample car parking and space for over 150 dinghy berths. Three launching slipways allow easy launching and two jetties allow sailors to nip ashore between races without having to beach the dinghies.

There is a large area for rigging sailboards and plenty of room for storing equipment. A rescue craft is manned for dinghy races.

The club is surrounded by an inner 2 meter wire fence with locked gate and an outer fence with locked gate accessing the road. The top entrance gate is now secured with a combination padlock the number is issued on payment of subscription fees and will be changed annually.

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