The club is currently closed.

Mike Pipes

He was everybody's best friend! For those that are did not know Mike he was a very integral and influential member of HSC. His involvement in the building improvements and his time at the helm as Commodore will forever be remembered. Mike died during the night having lost his battle with cancer. 24/3/20


TOTAL CLOSURE. Please read the current news article.

Message from the Commodore

Anglian Water have taken the decision as of 22 March to close all of their Water Parks with immediate effect. That includes Hollowell Sailing Club and means that the water is now closed for all sailing until further notice. The latest government advice can be found here.

Stay safe folks!

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Learn to Sail at Hollowell

We are proud to be an RYA Training Centre. We have a number of courses available to members and prospective members throughout the sailing season.

  • An RYA accredited centre we offer dinghy sailing training from beginner to advanced.
  • Adult Learn to sail or improve your dinghy sailing on RYA Sailing courses, all under the guidance of our qualified instructors
  • Junior From the age of 8, following the RYA Stages, with Stage 1 being appropriately called ‘Start Sailing’, going up to Stage 4
  • For Schools Learn to sail in four after-school sessions. Low cost and fun activity for 8 to 18 year olds
  • Tuesday Tasters Adult/Youth/Children group sessions - an evening on the water. Tasters sessions for groups up to 12 participants.

We also offer regular RYA Powerboat training and safety boat courses throughout the year. Learning to drive a powerboat safely is a key skill for all our sailing members and is actively encouraged for all to do.

A full list of all our courses and booking arrangements can be viewed here.



Hollowell Reservoir is set in an attractive valley in the north of Northamptonshire just off the A5199. Leicester is approximately 20 miles north, and Northampton 10 miles south. When approaching from the north you will need to go through the village of Guilsborough. From Northampton turn-off at Creaton and after going through Hollowell village turn right at the top off the hill. Watch out! - club entrance is hidden by the bend.
Our postcode NN6 8RN

You need to know.....

Sorry, but the club is NOT open to the public. The grounds and the water are restricted to current members and their guests. We do however, encourage those who are looking for membership to visit us and to have a chat. Please check with the sailing programme as to our opening hours.

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