About Us

Halifax Sailing Club is based at Warley Moor Reservoir (also known as Fly Flatts) in Calderdale, West Yorkshire. Formed in 1959, it is a friendly club, owned and run by the members. The reservoir covers 90 acres and, being the highest sailing club in England at an altitude of 1350 feet, enjoys clear winds which provides top quality sailing. We welcome dinghy sailors, windsurfers, canoers and kayakers, as single members, families or organisations.

The club season runs from April through November with organised on the dinghy sailing activities taking place on Sunday afternoons throughout the season and on Saturday afternoons and Wednesday evenings through to September. A safety boat is manned for these times. Windsurfing takes place throughout the year.

More details can be found on the Afloat page.


There is a large, recently refurbished clubhouse with male and female changing rooms, a snack bar, lounge area overlooking the water, ample car parking and berthing space for over 100 dinghies. A large launching slipway allows easy launching with a jetty allowing sailors to nip ashore between races. There is a large area for rigging windsurfers and plenty of room for storing equipment. The club is surrounded by a 2 meter high wire fence with locked gate.