Down by the Waterside

Free Community Watersports Activity Days

Down by the Waterside

Free Community Watersports Activity Sessions

Sail Birmingham and Midland Sailing Club will be running a community watersports day in 2024, located on Edgbaston Reservoir.

This gives adults and children (aged 8 and above) the opportunity to try watersports 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 early will be essential and places are limited and you can only book on for one session.

The link for booking will be here soon, but to get a head start then subscribe to our Eventbrite booking system & social media: &

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult on site all the time. 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