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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 it's an introduction to sailing, RYA training, or competitive racing you're after, we have it all. And if you are a member of UYC you can camp for free in the club grounds.
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DOUBLE HONOURS  In 2017 we won Club of the Year TWICE - the RYA's Club of the Year 2017 Award and Yachts and Yachting Magazine's Club of the Year 2017 Award


 

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New look to sailing programme for 2018
23 January 2018 (12 reads)


Ullswater Yacht Club launches into its 60th Anniversary Year with a new look to its sailing programme featuring four new major weekend open events. Highlight of the year at UYC is the award-winning Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy which will be held, as usual, on the first full weekend of July - 7th and 8th in 2018. 
Below: Action from Birkett 2017 by Tim Olin




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New clubhouse images
23 January 2018 (22 reads)



Three updated images from architects
Crosby Granger of the new clubhouse design including an improved landscape, the surrounding trees have been added as well as the outdoor classroom to the south side of the site.

Left: View looking north



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Dinghy Berths for 2018
11 January 2018 (134 reads)


Important news about dinghy berths for 2018



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Yearbook and Sailing Programme 2018
09 January 2018 (0 reads)


The UYC Yearbook 2018 should be with members by this weekend. It can also be viewed in pdf format under the About tab or by clicking the link below:

UYC Yearbook 2018

The Yearbook contains details of the 2018 Sailing Programme which can also be viewed under the Events tab or by clicking the link below:

UYC Sailing Programme 2018


Dorothy Guise
23 December 2017 (104 reads)


One of our early club members, Dorothy Guise, passed away in Penrith Hospital on December 16 at the age of 103. Dorothy, of Pooley Bridge, and her friend Hazel Barkworth were keen cruiser members at UYC from the 1960s.They sailed together for many years and until recently visited the club on Sunday mornings to sit and watch the racing. There will be a private cremation followed by a service of thanksgiving at St Peter’s Church, Martindale, on Wednesday, January 3 at 11am. The Cumberland and Westmoreland Herald carried an article when Dorothy celebrated her 100th birthday. To read it click on Read More



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New clubhouse public meeting, Nov 30, 2017
06 December 2017 (241 reads)


Ullswater Yacht Club held a public meeting last week (Nov 30) to unveil its proposal for an iconic new clubhouse to be built on its present site on the North-east shores of the lake.
A view of the clubhouse design from the lake.



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Ullswater Sailing School Gift Vouchers launched
30 November 2017 (122 reads)


The perfect Christmas present is... an Ullswater Sailing School Gift Voucher.




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Tribute to John and Sheila Robinson
08 November 2017 (220 reads)


Ullswater Yacht Club has paid tribute to volunteers John and Sheila Robinson for their dedication to the club’s flagship event the Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy. John and Sheila have stepped down from their long involvement with the organisation of the Birkett and were honoured for their contribution to the success of the event at the club’s dinner and annual prizegiving on October 28.

From left: Vice Commodore Rick Boyce, John and Sheila Robinson, Commodore Peter Lewis at the UYC presentation at the Roundthorn Hotel, Penrith




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Autumn Nip, October 22
24 October 2017 (192 reads)


With Storm Brian leading to the cancellation of several events around the country, many sailors were put off by the forecast so it was a small and select band rigging up on the lawn at Ullswater Yacht Club for the traditional end of season Autumn Nip on Sunday, October 22.

Autumn Nip prizegiving, from left, race officer Jonathan Nicoll with winners John Thornley and Nicola Abbatt, James Abbatt and Ethan Dawson




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Nippers Nip and Radical Rip, Saturday October 7
17 October 2017 (205 reads)


Twenty-eight young sailors rounded off the sailing season at UYC with the traditional Nippers Nip and Radical Rip event on Saturday, October 7, an amazing afternoon and evening of racing and festivities

To see a gallery of great pictures from the day by Phil Burrage click on this link: Nippers Nip Gallery


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Ullswater Sailing School, which is part of Ullswater Yacht Club, runs a full range of courses led by fully-qualified RYA instructors to suit all ages - whether you are a complete novice or an accomplished sailor wishing to polish your skills - and caters for individuals and groups. Find out more from the USS website by clicking on the Ullswater Sailing School logo above.

Ullswater Sailing School, which is part of Ullswater Yacht Club, runs a full range of courses led by fully-qualified RYA instructors to suit all ages - whether you are a complete novice or an accomplished sailor wishing to polish your skills.
Ullswater Sailing School, which is part of Ullswater Yacht Club, runs a full range of courses led by fully-qualified RYA instructors to suit all ages - whether you are a complete novice or an accomplished sailor wishing to polish your skills.
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Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy - July 7 & 8, 2018

Birkett queries to: birkett@ullswateryachtclub.org


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Countdown to the 56th Birkett