Welcome from the Commodore

Welcome to Olton Mere, a small sailing club in the heart of Solihull.

Get Involved

If you’re interested in learning how to sail, a regular racer, or just interested in walking, our club has a welcome for you. Our website will help you find out more about the club and how you can get in contact us, just get in touch to find out more.

Community

Our community continues to grow and the work that everyone puts in makes our little club simply amazing. It is wonderful to see friends and families enjoying the club all the year round. Our club is more than just a place to come sailing.

Ambassadors

Members have often heard me say ‘We’re not the Olympics’, but that does not stop us from being great. I am proud of the way that our club has continued to be welcoming, inclusive, and supportive. We encourage each other, on and off the water, and together we are ambassadors for our sport.

Range of abilities

In the last few years we have had more new people take up the sport than ever before, from a range of abilities and backgrounds. The support, teaching, and coaching that our members provide is seen as a model for successful clubs in the future, and I look forward to see that continue.

Ladies what Launch

This year we will be continuing our Ladies what Launch programme, and also introducing casual coaching on a Saturday afternoon. These are opportunities to get on the water, practice your skills, or try something new with the pressure of boats racing around you.

Happy Sailing

Our club is only successful because of our members, so I encourage you to get involved, because I can guarantee you’ll get out more than you put in.

Paul Jennings
Commodore 2017-2019

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