Down by the Waterside

Free Community Watersports Activity Days

Down by the Waterside

Free Community Watersports Activity Sessions Book now
Sunday 23rd July

Session 1 : 11.00am – 12.00pm
Session 2 : 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Session 3 : 2.00pm – 3.00pm

Sail Birmingham and Midland Sailing Club are running a community watersports day on Sunday 23rd July, located next the the Birmingham rowing Club building on Edgbaston Reservoir.

This gives adults and children (aged 8 and above) the opportunity to try sailing free of charge. 

Sail Birmingham runs Sailing, Windsurfing and Paddleboarding activities throughout the year & information can be found on the other pages of the website.

Booking is essential and places are limited so please book early and you can only book on for one session.

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult on site. Most activities are suitable for children aged 8  and above, but this is based on the child’s height and size not their age. Participants must be water confident but do not have to be able to swim.

Sailing, Windsurfing, Paddle boarding & Kayaking At Midland Sailing Club, Icknield Port Road, B16 0AA



Everyone is required to wear a buoyancy aid which is provided. You are likely to get wet when trying the activities, so please bring a change of clothes and footwear that you do not mind getting wet, old trainers or water shoes are preferred, no crocs, flip flops or sandals. Wetsuits are provided if necessary. Please also bring a swimsuit to wear for under the wetsuit and a towel too.


There will be no café at Midland Sailing Club this time as there is a private event.


Watersports are fun to do on hot sunny days or even when it is raining. However, if there are high winds or a severe weather warning the Free Community Watersports Activity Days will not go ahead. If the weather is bad, please check the website and our Facebook page for up to the minute information.



For more information about learning to canoe/kayak courses please contact: Home | Birmingham Canoe Club


For more information about learning to row courses please contact: / Rowing in the heart of England – Birmingham Rowing Club