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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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Flood recovery update from the Commodore
01 February 2016 (83 reads)

Since we had a tremendous members’ work party over the Christmas period to start the strip out of the club house, lots has been happening to get us prepared for the season which will be starting on 19th March.
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Something for everyone in 2016
19 January 2016 (105 reads)

Ullswater Yacht Club is looking forward to a busy sailing season in 2016 with something for everyone - experienced racers, newcomers to sailing, leisure sailors, dinghy sailors, cruiser sailors, keelboat sailors, young and… not so young.

The club opens officially on Saturday, March 19 with the first race of the year the Spring Noggin handicap event on Sunday, March 20, races at 11am and 1pm. The complete club programme is in the 2016 Year Book and can also be downloaded on this website under Events…2016 Club Sailing Programme.

Hoping for a sunny March 20 for the Spring Noggin this year -
Sean and Pam Brooks at  Spring Noggin 2015

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Update from the Commodore
15 January 2016 (153 reads)

I would like to wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. 2015 was a very successful year for UYC with the largest ever Birkett weekend one of the highlights. Unfortunately some of the worst winds and rains ever to affect Cumbria in early December meant the lake rose 9 feet giving us a number of challenges for 2016.  With this in mind I would like to update you on what we have been doing to minimise the impact and what the next steps are in our recovery.

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Clear-up with help from our neighbours
27 December 2015 (171 reads)

The big clear-up has started at flood-hit Ullswater Yacht Club - with a little help from some lakeside neighbours. Tony White, operations manager of the Outward Bound Trust, Ullswater & Howtown Centres, provided six outdoor instructors to help UYC in their general clear-up operation. UYC was one of a number of establishments they offered to support.

Hard at work on the storm debris, staff from the Outward Bound Trust Ullswater & Howtown Centres, from left to right: George Porter, Nathan Coward, Martin Barratt, Andrew Harper, Andrew Bennett, David Gracie

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Merry Christmas from UYC
24 December 2015 (0 reads)

To all friends of Ullswater Yacht Club - Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year
and see you all on the water in March.

Love Ullswater sticker
23 December 2015 (131 reads)

We are members of the Ullswater Association which helps members to promote tourism around the lake has been providing advice and information to businesses affected by the floods. Eden Tourism at Eden District Council has been working with the Ullswater Association to design a Love Ullswater sticker.

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A tribute to Honorary Vice Commodore Harold Couzens
15 December 2015 (243 reads)

We would like to pay tribute to our Honorary Vice Commodore Harold Couzens who sadly passed away last week at the age of 93. Harold, membership number one, helped to found Ullswater Yacht Club in 1958 with his friend Joe Harrison. It was Harold who placed an advert in the Cumberland and Westmorland Herald inviting anyone interested in forming a club to attend a meeting. Eighty people, motorboat owners and sailors, turned up at the Queen’s Head, Tirril, on April 10, 1958, to officially form what was then called Ullswater Motor Boat and Yacht Club. Harold, who was the club’s first Secretary, wrote his own account of the early days of the club and here we are honoured to include some extracts from his recollections.
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Committed to opening in March 2016
14 December 2015 (287 reads)

We sailors all love water… but not that much water! UYC was hit hard by the storm on December 5 and our thoughts go out to everyone in Cumbria who has been affected.
Just like all the other affected businesses and homeowners in the area, the club is now facing up to the challenge of recovery. The message from Commodore Peter Lewis and all the club officials is that they are totally committed to opening the club at the start of the season, the club opens on March 19, and are confident that strategies are in place to achieve that. Click on Read More...

Flashback to Spring Noggin 2015 on March 22. The aim is to celebrate 'beating the floods' at Spring Noggin 2016 on Sunday, March 20

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Flood update, Wednesday, December 9, 2015
09 December 2015 (379 reads)

From Marion Marshall: As at Monday afternoon the lake road as far as the club was above the water line with no obstructions. Beyond there has been a landslide and the road is not passable.
 The lake has significantly receded although the club house was still surrounded by water. Unfortunately it has rained overnight. Anyone visiting site should only do so with care. It is recommended that you bring with you some anti-bacterial wipes or means of cleansing your hands following contact with the water or items that have been submerged.
Please do not enter the clubhouse. Various rudders and a Vago sail (number 420 I think) have been recovered and placed in a trailer above the water line. The kiddies will be pleased to know the sand pit has survived although we need more sand!
For some pictures click on Read More. A full album of pictures - 'Flood 9.12.15 Spot Your Stuff' is in Gallery so that members can identify their property.

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Flood update, Monday December 7, 2015
07 December 2015 (284 reads)

From Marion Marshall:  Now that the water has receded by about 3 feet some of the dinghies have been revealed. It is difficult to identify which dinghies belong to which trailers as they have become separated. We are unable to identify which spaces on the racks were previously occupied by a boat and which have been taken away.
The majority of the separated dinghies/trailers and two Tempest trailers have been moved to higher ground.
Please look at the photos for your equipment. When the roads are safe any member with a boat on site should make sure it is secure.
Currently the road to club is passable but the only access is via Brougham as Eamont Bridge is closed and following the collapse of Pooley Bridge there is no access on the Dalemain road.
All Marion's pictures from today are on this website under Gallery in a new Album called 'Flood 7.12.15'. More information on Read More...

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We need your school!

Visit the Ullswater Sailing School website for details of how your pupils can be part of the RYA's OnBoard programme to get youngsters on the water


Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy - July 2 & 3, 2016

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Countdown to 54th Lord Birkett.

Featured Events

26/03/2016 Easter Regatta Open Event
02/07/2016 High Priority Lord Birkett Trophy Open Event
06/08/2016 High Priority Ullswater Regatta Open Event
08/08/2016 High Priority Ullswater Week Open Event
22/10/2016 19:00 Annual Dinner Dance Social