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Looking for somewhere to sail in the Lake District?  Look no further than Ullswater, one of the most stunning lakes in the UK.

We are located at the northern part of this seven-mile lake, and being only 10 minutes from the M6, we are the most accessible. 

Whether its an introduction to sailing, RYA training, or competitive racing your after, we have it all. And by the way, if you are a member of UYC you can camp for free in the Club grounds.

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Ullswater Regatta - August 15 &16, Holiday Week - August 17–21
23 July 2015 (44 reads)

After a record-breaking entry for the Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy, we're hoping for another bumper turn-out for Ullswater Regatta and Holiday Week. Join us at our popular competitive weekend for keen racers on Cumbria’s most beautiful lake, and stay on for an informal family week with something for everyone in a relaxed atmosphere. Click on Read More below for details.

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Afternoon tea at the Sharrow Bay, July 19
21 July 2015 (79 reads)

The famous Sharrow Bay Hotel was the venue for a special Ullswater Yacht Club trophy presentation on Sunday, July 19. The annual President’s Trophy long distance race for cruisers was held on Sunday and the winner, Chris Taylor and his crew Cana Witt and Stephanie Hopkins, received their prize at an event held at the hotel which is next door to Ullswater Yacht Club. Click on Read More below.

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Masters Week, July 13 - 17
22 July 2015 (34 reads)

The winner of Masters Week this year was Sonata sailor Peter Guest. Peter, right,  is pictured receiving his trophy from John Woodcock who was race officer for the week. A total of 14 cruisers took part in the five days of close racing in variable conditions. For more pictures click on Read More below

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Sea King drama on Sunday
14 July 2015 (88 reads)

After all the excitement of a record-breaking Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy event last weekend, which attracted an entry of 231 boats, members of Ullswater Yacht Club were expecting a quieter time on July 11 and 12. But there was plenty of drama on Sunday morning when an RAF Search and Rescue Helicopter exercise took place on the lake directly in front of the clubhouse, and in the middle of the 11am-start race. Click on Read More below
Below: Picture by Mark Littlejohn

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International 14 Wins 2015 Lord Birkett Trophy
06 July 2015 (275 reads)

With a record fleet of 231 boats, Itchenor SC duo Archie Massey and Andy Shaw were outright winners in their International 14. Click on Read More for full report.

Click here for full results.

Photo courtesy of Itchenor SC

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The Birkett is almost here, July 4 & 5, and you can enter on the day
01 July 2015 (0 reads)

Online entry is now closed but racers are welcome to enter for the Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy at the event.  Registration will be open from 6pm-9pm on Friday, July 3, and from 9am-11.30am on Saturday, July 4. The fees are £25 single-handers, £35 double-handers, plus a £10 late entry fee; £5 discount for UYC members. The Notice of Race and Bar & Catering Times can be found under 'Events'... 'Lord Birkett Trophy'

VX One Inlands & Keelboat Weekend, June 27 & 28, 2015
30 June 2015 (166 reads)

THE first ever VX One Inland Championships were held at Ullswater Yacht Club on June 27 and 28 as part of Keelboat Weekend. Picture by Tim Olin

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Birkett entry online
24 June 2015 (0 reads)

Online entry for the Birkett (July 4 & 5) closes on Friday, June 26 - £35 double-handers and £25 single-handers. After that there's a late entry fee of £10. The Sailracer link and more details can be found under 'Events'...'Lord Birkett Trophy'.

Book online for the popular Birkett Cruise with Ullswater Steamers on July 4 at

Sharrow Bay prize for Birkett winner
19 June 2015 (122 reads)

THE winner of Ullswater Yacht Club’s iconic long distance event will not only take home the sought-after Birkett silver salver but also get to spend a night at luxury hotel, the Sharrow Bay.

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First Pimm's Cruise, June 13
15 June 2015 (138 reads)

This Saturday saw the first UYC leisure cruise down Ullswater. "It was great to see so many families taking part and embracing the fantastic family life that UYC has to offer - it was like our very own Swallows and Amazons adventure," - Neil and Meryl Sayer

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Featured Events

15/08/2015 High Priority Ullswater Regatta Open Event
17/08/2015 High Priority Holiday Week Open Event
22/08/2015 Wayfarer Gathering Open Event
31/08/2015 The Preservation Society Trophy Racing
05/09/2015 Fleet Weekend 4 Racing
20/09/2015 Barts Bash Racing
10/10/2015 Fleet and Cadet Race Weekend 5 Racing
17/10/2015 The Wakefield Trophy Racing
24/10/2015 19:00 Annual Dinner Dance Social