Northampton Sailing Club is Back on the Water and Open to New Members

Sailors, paddleboarders, windsurfers and canoeists have returned to the activities they love following the Covid-19 shutdown. Members at Northampton Sailing Club, which is based at Pitsford Reservoir, near Brixworth, have been navigating the government  guidelines and putting measures in place to ensure that everyone can enjoy the water safely.

“Our Risk Team has worked really hard to get us back on the water and it’s great to be back,” says Miles Odell, Commodore at Northampton Sailing Club. “We’re also pleased to be able to welcome new members again. Watersports provide the perfect opportunity for outdoor exercise as well as enjoying the beautiful natural surroundings of the reservoir.”

He added: “Pitsford Reservoir is one of the hidden gems of Northamptonshire, and with many people staying at home this year, it provides an opportunity for some fabulous leisure activities.”

Membership of Northampton Sailing Club is open to anyone of any age who is interested in water sports, from complete beginners to experienced paddleboarders, windsurfers and sailors. Free informal coaching sessions are available to members and taster sessions and training courses are also available to non-members. Annual membership runs from January to December, but a pro-rata fee applies to any new members joining part of the way through the year. For more information visit or or call 01604 880248.

Image: Paddleboarders enjoying a sunny day on Pitsford Reservoir. Photo credit: Anthony York

Watersport activities currently take place on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday evenings and during the day on Sunday.