Etherow Country Park Sailing Club
(Formerly Bredbury & Romiley Sailing Club)
The club was established in 1967 by a group
of enthusiasts who enjoyed a common interest in sailing. At the time of
the inaugural meeting on the 27th November 1967, held in the Council
Offices of Bredbury & Romiley, Mr. C. G. Milledge outlined his
proposal for a Sailing club to cater for the residents of Bredbury &
Romiley and thus the Bredbury & Romiley Sailing Club was launched. The
agreement between BRSC and Bredbury & Romiley Urban District Council
was signed on the 3rd July 1972 and confirmed by the Secretary of State on
the 16th November 1972. The founder members were Frank Grisbrook, Harry
Whitehead, J. Hurst, C. G. Milledge and W. Browning.
The original premises was the Wooden Hut
situated next to the boat yard, with no electricity and an outside
chemical toilet! It wasn't long before social events were organised to
raise funds and with assistance from the Sports Council the present
Clubhouse was built in 1974.
In 1987, whilst Jim Walsh was the
Commodore, an extension was added to the rear part of the clubhouse to
improve the bar, kitchen and lounge space and as an added bonus, a
basement was created which has at present a duel role of male changing room
and general storage.
We have been host to many National events
including the Otter Championship and several Junior open meetings. Two
Junior National Champions, Lesley Ingleson and Andy Potter, both started
sailing here at the Etherow Country Park.
The club is extremely ambitious and looks
forward to a successful future, it actively supports youth sailing with
Stockport Youth Service and the District Scouts.
We are the only sailing club in the borough
of Stockport and for the past 30 years have provided sailing and other
water sporting activities to the community of Stockport and surrounding
area. We host an annual charity raft race with Marple & New Mills
District Round Table, whilst club facilities are used on a regular basis
by many groups associated with Etherow Country Park.
In March 2000 the club changed name due to
the locality in Etherow Country Park. If you are interested in
joining the Club you can learn more about it and make contact with the
current organisers though the club's own web site at: