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The Membership Secretary


Adult (over 25) and Family 2

Adult (over 25) 2

Young Adult (18-25) and Family 1

Young Adult (18-25) 1

Junior (and Non-sailing Guardian)


Honorary 3

Please see rules for full details of membership categories

1 Joining fee applies £10

2 Joining fee applies £20

3 Membership requires approval

Expires 28/02/2021

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Welcome to Wigan and St Helens Sailing Club

Are you an existing member of Wigan or Pilkington Sailing Club? if so please login before continuing and if you need help read these documents; 

Quick Guide: Quick Guide to renewing to wish (to upload).pdf

Step by step: How to sign in and renew (to upload).pdf

Are you a new member looking to join Wigan and St Helens Sailing Club? you are on the correct page.

Please read the rules before applying; all members must agree to be bound by them. Wish Rules V15.pdf


A bit about us... 

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Wigan and St Helens Sailing Club is located at Poolstock, on the beautiful Scotman's Flash. The Sailing Club is a merged club formed in April 2020 from Wigan Sailing Club and Pilkington Sailing Club. Some details about the merger and history of the clubs can be found on the main part of the club website. 

The club has a friendly atmosphere and membership is open to everyone with an interest in sailing and related watersports.

The Club is run by its members who organise regular club racing (usually all year round) supplemented by a healthy series of social events and club trips including weekend trips away to Abersoch, Coniston and Ullswater.

Sailing at the club takes place in a variety of boats including Enterprises, Gp14s, Wayfarers, as well as Lasers, Solos and Mirrors. If you are new to sailing please don't buy a boat before trying a few different ones. - This is the biggest mistake people make!

The club has Gp14s, Enterprises, Lasers, Toppers and Optimist dinghies which are available for the use of members.

The clubhouse has a club room and a conservatory for viewing those inevitable capsizes! Changing rooms and hot showers are available if you are doing the capsizing!  There is also a galley that provides Hot and cold drinks as well as hot meals on club days. Again the galley is run by members for members.

The club makes its facilities available to a number of other groups who we work with closely including Wigan Sea Cadets, Wigan Canoeing Group, Wigan Water Dragons (Dragon Boaters), as well as groups from the local nature reserve.

Stop by for a visit to see our facilities and meet our friendly members and learn more.

Membership prices are kept low as we are a not for profit organisation run completely by volunteers. It is expected that members perform the occasional duty such as Patrol Boat Cover or Officer of the Day, but do not worry, we can provide comprehensive training for this.