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Blundellsands Sailing Club

Blundellsands Sailing Club is situated at Hightown on the River Alt, overlooking Liverpool Bay. BSC has a comfortable convivial club house, a boat yard and slipway, and moorings on the river.

BSC is very fortunate in having the lease of the tidal section of the River Alt. The Alt was once one of the most polluted rivers in England. It is now clean enough to support fish life. The estuary mud, small areas of salt marsh and reed beds are home to a wide variety of birds. Because of the above features, the area is designated “A Site of Special Scientific Interest”. Had the club not been long established and having a reputation for being a caring and responsive organisation, they may not have been able to continue sailing there. They maintain this role and members do not pollute the River and avoid interfering with the wild life in and around the River.

Whilst sailing from the Alt, you will see mullet coming in with the flood and signs of flat fish in the shallows. Oystercatchers, plovers and ringed plover, curlew, sanderling and greenshank are common here. Dunlin and knots form great shimmering clouds at certain times of the year. Mallard and shelduck are seen all year. In winter, huge flocks of migrant geese visit this area. All year, heron feed at the River's edge at low water. Members have occasionally seen kingfishers. Don't miss walking the River Alt to the mouth as not only will you learn the nature of the route to the sea but also it will help you in understanding the River.

BSC has a lovely clubhouse which has wonderful views. They run a variety of social events. The two annual formal Club Dinners are the Fitting-Out Dinner in February and a Prize Giving Dinner in November. Other Events are at the discretion of the Social Committee but generally include a monthly social event, e.g. a Summer BBQ, the RNLI Day, Quiz, Christmas Party and New Year’s Eve Party. The Clubhouse is open every Wednesday and Friday evening and Sunday afternoons.

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Blundellsands Sailing Club
The Foreshore
Hightown
Merseyside
Liverpool
L38 9EY

Web site: http://blundellsandssailingclub.co.uk/

Email : Sailing Secretary - rohan.pickard@gmail.com

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