Become a member of Midland Sailing Club


Midland Sailing Club are always delighted to welcome new members. I hope you’ll find us a friendly and helpful bunch of characters.

Meet lots of lovely people from all walks of life who have a common interest in sailing. The club has been established since 1894 and still thrives today. We care about our sailing and we care about our members. All just a couple of miles from the City Centre.

RYA training courses

Learn to sail in our RYA training courses. We run training courses throughout the year you’ll find something to help you whether you are a new sailor or looking to develop your racing, coaching or powerboat skills. As a member you get a discount of 50% on any training courses (unless there is a specific members’ price). Our training courses are run under the SailBirmingham banner.

Practice and improve your sailing skills during our free on and off the water coaching sessions. We have evening workshops on boat maintenance, boat trim and the racing rules and various coaching sessions for beginners and the more experienced sailor.


Challenge yourself against skilled competitors in our Saturday afternoon and Wednesday evening races. We sail a range of dinghy classes and we welcome a wide range of skilled competitors to race from beginners to champions.

National and regional competitions

Join us in competing in regional and national competitions. We encourage and help our members to compete in regional and national meetings and regattas. We regularly send 30+ members to National Competitions such as Coppet week and the renowned endurance competition the Southport 24hr race.

Store your boat at the club in safe and dry conditions. We have indoor and outdoor storage spaces for member’s boats.

Active social scene

Meet people in the clubhouse and bar and join in our frequent social activities. We provide lunches between races on Saturdays, supper on Wednesday evenings and beach side BBQ’s in the summer. We have guest ales, guest speakers quiz nights and dinners.

If you’re interested in joining we recommend that you come down to the sailing club to meet a few people and see how we work. You can ask for a free trial sail with one of our club members or if you have your own boat come and sail with us a few times.

Under 18’s

Your children can learn by joining our Saturday OnBoard sessions; this includes both sailing and windsurfing. Juniors can also sail with the adults during club races on Saturday afternoons and Wednesday evenings.


Adults can learn to sail by sailing with our more experienced sailing members and by taking the RYA training courses held at the club.

Membership subscriptions are only £15 per month for an adult and £3.50 per month for a child.

To join you just need to fill out a membership application form, and we will handle the rest.

Social (Supporter) member?

If you are interested in Midland Sailing Club but are not able to sail, but would be interested in socialising, or supporting the club and using its facilities, you can join as a supporter and enjoy all the benefits of the sailing club without necessarily sailing.

The Supporters’ Group is affiliated to Midland Sailing Club and gives the following benefits:

  • You may use the Clubhouse Clubroom and Bar.
  • You may sail at the club up to six times in a year.
  • You may hire the Clubroom and Bar at the going rate agreed by the Club.
  • You are encouraged to join in the social activities organised by the Club.
  • You are permitted to store a boat at the club at the same cost for a Club member.

The Supporters Group is run by a small committee consisting of:

Chair Elected annually by the supporters
Representative Elected annually by the supporters.
Secretary Who is also the Secretary of the Midland Sailing Club
Treasurer Who is also the Treasurer of Midland Sailing Club

Membership enquiries

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