Etherow Country Park Sailing Club
Festival of Sport Taster Session

Etherow Country Park Sailing Club has linked up with Marple Festival of Sport - a celebration of local sporting activities running from 14-22 April.

As part of that link-up, the sailing club are putting on a special Taster Session from 11am until 3pm on Saturday 21 April. Places must be pre-booked.

Participants will be taken out by one of our experienced helms in an appropriate boat for the conditions on the day. We advise wearing clothes (and shoes in particular) that will not spoil in contact with water,. A change of clothing is also advised. The club will provide buoyancy aids.

You can express your interest by using the Quick Contact form on this page and clicking the 'Festival of Sport Taster' option. We will be in touch with you to arrange a suitable time.

For those who are unable to attend on that date, we will have our regular Push the Boat Out try sailing event on Saturday May 12.

Push the Boat Out at Etherow

Come and see what sailing is all about. Discover the fun of getting afloat and using the wind to move you across the water. Meet the friendly and helpful people who belong to our club and will help you share the fun they get.

Etherow Country Park Sailing club is taking part in the RYA's Push the Boat Out incentive to introduce more people to our fantastic sport on Saturday May 12 from 9.30am - 4.30pm.

There are slots available throughout the day. You can book now by using our contact us page. If you want to ask anything, please email

The day is open to adults and if you have any questions about suitability, please ask because so much depends on circumstances. We are a Sailability Centre and welcome all abilities - advance notice of particular needs will assist our planning

To help you, we have divided up the time as follows:

Session 1:   09.30 – 11.00
Session 2:  10.30 – 12.00
Session 3:  12.30 – 14.00
Session 4:  13.30 – 15.00

You should wear garments that you don't mind getting wet (just a precaution), and bring a towel and change of clothes. You should have shoes that you can get wet plus a dry pair. We provide buoyancy aids and there will be safety boat cover on duty throughout the day.

If you like the experience you won't have long to wait for the opportunity to take it further. This year our Sailing Course will kick off with a full day of training on Saturday May 19

There will be a Sunday morning session on May 20 and we will continue the course on Sunday mornings after that (though missing out the Bank Holiday weekend). We follow the RYA Level 1 and Level 2 Syllabus.

The accent is on practical sessions on the water with some land-based drills and a few short theory briefings.

Anyone who fancies a return to sailing is also welcome on the Push The Boat Out day. If you want to go out on your own, that can be arranged, or you might try a double hander with someone who will be there to help you blow away the cobwebs.

Sign up for our Adult Sailing Course 2018

This year our Adult Sailing Course kicks off with our Push the Boat Out Taster Day on May 12 and then there will be a full day of training on Saturday May 19.

There will be a Sunday morning session on May 20 and we will continue the course on Sunday mornings after that (though missing out the Bank Holiday weekend). We follow the RYA Level 1 and Level 2 Syllabus

As we are only a small club, spaces are limited (10). This course has proven to be very popular and many have gone on to continue sailing as a hobby/sport.

The accent is on practical sessions on the water with some land-based drills and s few short theory briefings

We have buoyancy aids that can be borrowed and the only ‘kit’ you need are a set of clothes (+shoes) that can get wet and a towel and change of garments so you can go home dry.

To enquire further please use our Contact Us page.

New bar is huge improvement

The new bar in the clubhouse

The refurbishment of the club bar has been completed after several weeks of work by a core group of members, led from the front by Phil (who designed it as well) and Ian.

The design makes better use of the available space and incorporates led lighting that adds to the attractive appearance.

The bar top has been built so it is possible to mount a beer engine for hand-pulled pints on special occasions.

One of the modifications in the final phase of the development has been the creation of a canopy with concealed downlights that give it a most welcoming appearance.

See the action here

Now you can catch the action both on our own water and across the oceans of the world thanks to a new page on this site.

Our Videos page (find it under Our Club) features the latest action in top flight sailing events across the globe thanks to World On Water. Episodes change on Friday each week but you can wind back to 2014 using a button in the top left of the video area. You can also expand the video to full screen in HD with the button at the bottom right.

We did have videos on the old website and we will soon have some of that archive available but we need new material . Members are invited to submit their own footage - bearing in mind that it must have the right clearances (eg parental permission where youngsters are featured).

Thank you for visiting the website of the Etherow Country Park Sailing Club, the only sailing club in Stockport. Feel free to browse our site and see what we have to offer.

Etherow is a friendly club (when racing we experience good-natured rivalry!) and we welcome everyone: from those who may never have put their foot in a dinghy before, to Olympic team coach. Membership is inexpensive and we have some club boats that can be used, for a nominal charge, during the early stages. There are plenty of boats for sale within the club and elsewhere for very little money.

Next 5 Events
Thu 26 Apr 07:00pm: Spring Evening 1 (Thursday Night Racing)
Sun 29 Apr 12:00pm: Double handed race junior briefing (Sunday Racing)
Sun 29 Apr 01:15pm: Early Summer 1-2 (Sunday Racing)
Wed 2 May 07:30pm: ECPSC Committee (Committee Night)
Thu 3 May 07:00pm: Spring Evening 2 (Thursday Night Racing)
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Etherow Country Park Sailing Club is affiliated to the Royal Yachting Association who are the governing body for the sport in the UK