Birmingham Sailing Club is located on Logan Martin Lake near the Logan Martin Dam. Regattas are held at the end of the week on Saturdays and Sundays. There are major races that are held different times throughout the year. It is a private club that is located 40 miles east of Birmingham. They are dedicated to:
- Providing programs for the members.
- Promoting Sailing, as well as sailboat racing with the members.
- Promoting safety out on the water.
- Encouraging a friendly atmosphere for all social activities.
Before the year 1960, sailing was almost unknown as a sport in that area except for a few of the enthusiasts who were willing to travel for two hours or more in order to visit North Alabama. This situation began to morph into a greater known sport in 1962.
The club was incorporated in the month of June in 1963 with 44 Charter Members. Many of the members had very little sailing experience. The first Commodore was Sam Caldwell. The club currently has around 150 members.
The Birmingham Sailing Club offers many educational course, events, and fun with racing. There are educational courses that take place at this club includes Junior Sailing classes and general classes. The Junior Sailing Camp is open to children who are 8-17 in age. Each of the children will learn how to or improve basic sailing skills while using Optimist sailboats, Club 420’s, and Lasers.
The wonderful thing about the club is that they not only offer classes for the young ones, adults who want to learn or want to sharpen their sailing skills can as well. They also hold safety classes on the water to help ensure that there are no accidents with their members on the water.
If you are a beginner to sailing and you want to give sailing a try, then you can sign up for the next course or contact the education lead Jack Rogers to register. His contact information is as follows:
If you have sailed before and you want to get in as a crew member or even a skipper, then you can contact Laura Graham. Her contact information is as followed:
If you are interested in becoming a member of this club, you will need to apply for the membership. In order to do this you will need to contact the membership board at: 205.960.6534 or by emailing them at: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit their website at birminghamsailingclub.org/.