Hollowell Sailing Club

Guilsborough Hill

01604 740328 (Sailing Days Only)


About Us

Opening Hours (Safety Boat cover available)

Saturdays (late Spring-Autumn) 13:00 - 18:00

Sundays & Bank Holidays (Mrch-Dec) 10:30 - 18:00

Tue & Thurs (Summer Months) 17:00 - Dusk

Start Sailing

We offer a complete programme of courses from learning to sail through to racing and performance sailing. If you've done some sailing before but just need a hand to get going again then we run ‘Back on the Water’ which does exactly what it says!
As a member you have access to the Powerboat 2 and Safety boat qualifications and as you progress there are opportunities to become Instructors (Dinghy, Powerboat and Windsurfing).


Joining Us

Latest News

Boat Prep Day

....and meet the Social Committee they would like to speak to you! Sat. 16th March


Sailwave Training

Wed evening 27th March. Learn how to input race results. Free session. 7.30 start.


Mad March Pursuit

A great race in great winds. Great turn-out. Won by a great sailor - Stuart Bush. See images


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Boat Hire

Trialing a new method of boat hire (through WebCollect) Check it out.


Learn To Sail

We offer RYA certified training courses for dinghy sailing and power boating. We have a large nucleus of home-grown, experienced, qualified instructors. Courses are for members and non club members. FULL TRAINING PROGRAMME


Learn to sail or improve your dinghy sailing on RYA Sailing courses, all under the guidance of our qualified instructors.


From the age of 8, following the RYA Stages, with Stage 1 being appropriately called ‘Start Sailing’, going up to Stage 4

For Schools

Learn to sail in four after-school sessions. Low cost and fun activity for 8 to 18 year olds

Tuesday Tasters

Adult/Youth/ Children group sessions - an evening on the water. Tasters sessions for groups up to 12 participants.

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Google Calendar

Full list of sailing, training and social events. Incls even when the cleaner comes and the grass is cut

Google Calendar

Race programme

Chronological list of our racing calendar. This also is our Notice of Race. Links for downloading available.

Race Programme

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Race Results

Courtesy of SAILWAVE and Mark Hope. Often posted here on the same day as the race.

Race Results

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Duty Rota

Current rota and information. Job descriptions and punishment options if you don't do any.

Duty Rota

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Web Cam

View from the Race Office. Page includes our current weather and forecast

Web Cam

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Our Facebook Page

Our public and 'active' page for the very latest news and status updates.


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Help pages for our online system for new membership and the booking of courses and events.


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Policies, guides, Application forms, Committee matters, Members section, its all here..... its just HUGE!



A small club with a big heart. Proud of our achievements.

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Hollowell Club Membership Benefits

We are a family friendly, member run, club and welcome anyone with an interest in taking to the water whether it is for racing or just taking the family out for a sailing experience. Membership is open to all ages. Below is a rough guide to our annual fees. Please do check our subscription pages re discounts and pro rata joining fees.

  • An active youth training programme
  • Regular social occasions
  • RYA Trained Instructors
  • Free RYA Powerboat Courses
  • Good, clean changing rooms

Single Adult

£152 / year

  • Two days duty obligation
  • Reduced rate if also retired

Family Membership

£182 / year

  • Four days duty obligation
  • Incls children under18 or aged under 24 if in full time education.


£45 / year

  • Adult non-sailing membership
  • One day duty (not compulsory)

Craft Permit

£43 / year

  • One dinghy permit
  • One permit for up to 4 sailboards

New Category for 2019

Accompanying non-sailing adult (£45) if the adult does not sail then they may join as an Accompanying Adult Member. They are obliged to do one duty day, may take part in related training courses and are entitled to normal social membership benefits. All Social Membership rights and responsibilities apply.

Join the Club

We welcome applications throughout the Membership Year and fees are reduced pro-rata. Find out all about our membership options and apply online. We welcome visits; you don't need to wait for our annual Open Day.
Please click on the WebCollect logo to go to our online WebCollect FAQ's for more information.

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Future Events

View our Calendar for a fuller list, meanwhile here are a few up-and-coming highlights.


Hollowell Reservoir is set in an attractive valley in the north of Northamptonshire just off the A5199. Leicester is approximately 20 miles north, and Northampton 10 miles south. When approaching from the north you will need to go through the village of Guilsborough. This has a shop with take-away food and a Pub. From Northampton turn-off at Creaton and after going through Hollowell village turn right at the top off the hill. Watch out! - club entrance is hidden by the bend at the top! Our postcode NN6 8RN


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