Midland Sailing Club

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Sailing Club
Short name MSC
Founded 1894
Location Birmingham
Website www.midlandsailingclub.org.uk
Midland Sailing Club Burgee

Midland Sailing Club is an amateur sailing club, based at Birmingham in England. It is situated on Edgbaston Reservoir in the centre of Birmingham. The club was founded in 1894. It is an open sailing club for men, women, adults, and children of all abilities. The club actively tries to improve the diversity of the sailing population by engaging with the local community[1][2]

Midland Sailing Club is an RYA training centre,[3] and courses for both beginners and more advanced sailors are run at regular intervals. Members of the club take part both in the regular club races on Saturday afternoons and Wednesday evenings (during the summer months), and also in Open meetings across the country. The club regularly sends teams to the Southport 24 Hour Race.


The club burgee is the Swiss flag. This is a reference to the fact that the club was one of the earliest sailing clubs in England which is landlocked, so that it was jokingly compared to the Swiss navy. A letter from the Swiss embassy exists which allows the club to use the white cross on red background as its burgee.

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  1. ^ "£50,000 shortfall for water sports project". Birmingham Post. 31 May 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Fun is plain sailing at Edgbaston Reservoir". Birmingham Mail. 17 July 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "RYA Training Centre". RYA. Retrieved 12 May 2016. 

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