Birmingham Sailing Club on Logan Martin Lake

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The Birmingham Sailing Club is located on Logan Martin Lake near the Logan Martin Dam.

Regattas, which is a series of boat races, are held at the end of the week on Saturdays and Sundays. There are also major races held at different times throughout the year.

This is a private club that is located 40 miles east of Birmingham. The organization is dedicated to:

  • Providing programs for its membersBirmingham Sailing Club logo in red, white and blue
  • Promoting Sailing, as well as sailboat racing with members
  • Promoting safety out on the water
  • Encouraging a friendly atmosphere for all social activities

BSC History

Before 1960, sailing was almost unknown as a sport in the Birmingham area, except for a few enthusiasts who were willing to travel for two hours or more in order to visit North Alabama.

The club was incorporated in June, 1963 with 44 Charter Members. Many of the members had very little sailing experience, with Sam Caldwell serving as the first Commodore, or leader of the group.

Today, the club boats nearly 150 members.

Importance of the BSC

The Birmingham Sailing Club offers many educational course, events and fun with racing.

There are educational courses that take place at this club including Junior Sailing classes and general classes. The Junior Sailing Camp is open to children who are 8 to 17-years-old.

Each child learns 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 but for adults as well.

They also hold safety classes on the water to help ensure that there are no accidents with their members.

If you are a beginner to sailing, and you want to give sailing a try, sign up for the next course or contact the education lead, Jack Rogers, to register.

His contact information is as follows:

Jack Rogers

If you have sailed before and you want to get in as a crew member or even a skipper, then contact Laura Graham. Her contact information is as followed:

Laura Graham

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 email them at:

For more information visit their website at here.


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