The large waters in the Ruhr area have been popular sailing spots for years. Numerous sailing clubs are actively using the reservoirs and impounding lakes. Along their banks, club houses have been constructed, boathouses have been built and piers and boat slips have been set up. Top-class water sports events such as Essen's Sailing Week on Lake Baldeney are proof to the high popularity of the Ruhverband’s waters.
Sailing is permitted on the following waters in the Ruhr area:
Bigge and Lister Reservoirs