Wigan Sailing Club was founded in 1968. Since that time it has offered sailing opportunities to the people of Wigan and the surrounding area. The club is based on Scotman's Flash, a lake close to the centre of Wigan, Lancashire. This 60 acre lake is set in the Wigan Flashes Nature Reserve, a stunningly beautiful reserve which has been transformed from an industrial wasteland into one of the country's most important wetlands. Visitors to the club may enjoy the network of trails which lead into the heart of this beautiful area.
It is run by its members to promote and enjoy the sport of sailing. Membership is open to people of all ages and abilities, from world champions to complete novices. The club welcomes racers and anyone who wants to just sail or windsurf non-competitively alike. The club is open to all mono-hull dinghies and windsurfers under 21 feet in length.
The club has a full social programme throughout the year ranging from bbqs in the summer to quiz nights, our lecture series, Christmas partiy, 10 pin bowling and pool and darts competitions in the winter. There are also a number of club trips including weekend trips away to Abersoch, Coniston and Ullswater.
Stan Harrison, Commodore