Club members 2016/17
The University of Birmingham Sailing Club is a community of a diverse range of people joined by a love of sailing. Our membership ranges from those who have never sailed before to world champions, our club welcomes all and we encourage those with interest to get in touch. We have a level of teaching or coaching which is suitable for any level. We are an extremely competitive club, qualifying for BUSA Team Racing finals year on year, winning individual and gold team medals at BUSA Fleet racing championships and were nominated for UoB Team of the Year 2018/19. We regularly attend and compete at university events around the country and have a large social presence. We offer RYA courses from novice to advanced, Development Squad and Team training, DI/SI courses and have strong links with Rockley Watersports who employ instructors in Birmingham too. UoBSC is looking forward to meeting you!
Facts about UoB Sailing
We organise a summer sail week (Brumsail) every June where we bareback charter a flotilla of yachts and sail around Greece or Croatia.
How to get into Sailing
Taster session and/or trial information will be available soon.
– Team – £105
– Social – £80
Please note that on top of the club fee there is a £16 fee that covers personal accident insurance when training or competing for the University, access to free cross-training sessions such as circuits and yoga, as well as a contribution to the costs of affiliation to various national governing bodies. This fee is only payable once so if you did decide to join a second club then you would not need to pay a second fee.
Sailing is a competitive, fun and inclusive club.
3 skills this sport will give you:
Training times & venues
Bartley Reservoir. Social Sailing & Development Squad training Wednesday afternoons. Team training one day a weekend progressing to two day weekends depending on event qualification.
Successes and Achievements
Nominated for UoB Team of the Year 18/19. BUSA Fleet Racing individual 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 1st women pairs. BUSA Fleet Racing Men’s Team GOLD. BUSA Team Racing Finalists. Leeds Howler unbeaten winning team.
One of the few University Sailing Clubs to run a large Social Sailing programme alongside its successful team.
The sailing Club also hosts 2 large sailing events a year