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The sailing club is situated on the shores of Doddington Lake with access from the A51 Woore to Nantwich road. The facilities include a car park, boat-park, clubhouse, start box, stores and jetties. The clubhouse provides changing rooms and hot showers, galley, club room and committee room.


N&BCSC is a friendly family orientated club which caters for those keen on racing together with a significant number who wish to potter about in their boats. Several members compete on the Open circuit and at National level. A Junior Squad is organised to encourage young sailors.

Organised Sailing

Points series and trophy races for GP14, Laser & Fast Handicap (Solo, Enterprise Etc.) and Slow Handicap (Topper, Mirror, Heron, Comet etc). Fleets are organised on Sunday afternoons from the first Sunday in March with a change to morning sailing for November and December. Informal pursuit races take place on Wednesday evenings from the beginning of May to the end of August. Safety boat cover is provided for leisure sailing on Saturday afternoons from May to October inclusive. Ladies who launch is an informal sailing group which tends to meet on a Tuesday evenings through the summer months. The Dodd squad is the Junior arm of the sailing club which meets on Sunday mornings.

Non-Organised Sailing

Adult members may sail at their own risk when safety boat cover is not available. Helms must only sail when they are confident that they can cope with prevailing weather conditions. Young members under the age of eighteen must be accompanied at the club by a competent adult member.


It is a condition of membership that adults undertake duties in support of organised sailing. They include assistance with race recording, galley or with the safety boat for those with suitable experience. Duties normally number three per year and may be accomplished in two days with the help of a partner. The Duties are run by DutyMan is a web-based system

Working Parties

The Family and Single Adult membership fees may include a work party levy. This can be reclaimed from the following year’s subscription by those who choose to attend working parties. Work parties undertake much of the routine maintenance work. Levies which remain unclaimed are used to purchase materials or towards the payment of outside contractors.

Learning to Sail at the Club

The club is an RYA Recognised Training Centre. Please telephone Steve Lewis on 07836 379856 to check the availability of places and the cost which must be paid in advance.

Entrance Fee

This is a one off joining fee which must be paid by all new members joining the club for the first time. It will not be charged again on rejoining even if membership has lapsed.


The subscription shown in bold in the first column on the application form is the amount required from those joining from 1st January until 31st May. The subscription then reduces for those joining in June and subsequent months as shown in the table. Subscriptions run to 31st December.

Boat Fee

Must be paid in respect of each boat and sailboard sailed or berthed at the club. This fee reduces for members joining in October, November and December.


No boat or sailboard may be brought to the club or sailed on the water unless it is insured with the Class Association or a registered insurer with third party liability for at least £3,000,000.

Limitations of Craft

Only dinghy and sailboard types approved by the committee are permitted to sail on the club water. Racing is currently organised for classes with a Portsmouth Yardstick of 1051 – 1386 inclusive. Canoes and rowing boats are not allowed nor are powered craft with the exception of the safety and committee boats which support organised dinghy sailing.


By signing the application form, all applicants agree to ensure that they and all those listed on the application form comply with the Club Bye-Laws which are available on this website and included in the club booklet.

Help and advice will always be available from more experienced members or by contacting a Member of the Committee – for details see the club handbook, notice-board or this website


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