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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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Bart’s Bash – Sunday 21st September
07 September 2014 (45 reads)

Bart’s Bash is set to be the world’s largest sailing race - a global sailing and fundraising event, in memory of Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson. 

We’ve got a great weekend planned at UYC, with live music & entertainment on Saturday night. We need 25 boats to be part of the world record attempt, so come down and get involved with this fantastic event. The race is open to all abilities - it doesn’t matter whether you’re a world champion, a world champion in the making or prone to falling off the back of the boat – come and get sailing for Bart!

What do I need to do? All you need to do is register online before the 21st to take part – it only takes a few seconds. Go to our page at and click ‘Sign up to sail’. See who at UYC has already entered. It is free to enter, we will have donation boxes on the day if you want to make a donation.

27 Entries with 5 days to go, what's stopping YOU from entering 

ONLY ONE RACE - 11.00 am on Sunday 21st Sept.

All class handicap, one course.  Briefing 10.30 am

What else is going on? On the Saturday we have club racing (including cadet racing and the very friendly Slow Handicap if you don’t fancy the island race). Food and entertainment, including live music, on the Saturday night. After the race on Sunday we will have Tea & Cakes with all proceeds going to charity. Click Read more for poster.

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09 September 2014 (28 reads)

On Saturday 20th September we will be having an open discussion of sailing at UYC. We will cover what’s good, what could be improved and what you would like to see in the future.  Whether you are a racer, cruiser, or just leisure sail, your views will be welcome.

I don’t intend this to be a formal meeting, I also don’t want it to go on too long, so please if you care about what goes on at our club please come and air your views.

The information I get from this type of meeting will help determine the future program, you don’t have to be a racing member,  all views will be considered.

MEETING STARTS AT 5 pm in the Clubhouse.

Graham Donkin, Sailing Secretary

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02 September 2014 (0 reads)


There are still places available on our September training courses which run from 10 am to 12pm on 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th September.  Training is open to all members, both juniors and adults and is run by our RYA qualified dinghy instructors.  So if you fancy developing your skills, why not book?

For more information and to book your place please contact Kathryn Morgan at

Ullswater Week 2014
18 August 2014 (0 reads)


37 boats took part in this years Ullswater Week, with 19 visitors from as far away as Loch Lomond, to the

south coast of England. The weather for the week ranged from wet and windy at the start of the week to Thursday when the lack of wind prevented any racing. Despite this, all fleets managed 6 out of the scheduled 8 races plus the Island Race was sailed on the Tuesday.

Congratulations to Josh Moran, UYC, who won the Asymmetric Fleet, and to Ben Ratcliffe from Scammonden SC who won the Conventional Fleet in his Streaker.  Sally Ratcliffe made it a family affair from Scammonden SC by winning the Junior Fleet, also in a Streaker.

Photo Pauline Thompson

There was something for everyone at this years Ullswater Week.  The programme for the week included a range of exciting facilities for the whole family, both on and off the water.The sandpit in the clubhouse (hastily provided due to poor weather) was well used by the toddlers.

Thanks to Julie Archer who organised the event, together with her team of supporters

Full report to follow.

Report on UYC Sail Camp, July 27 – August 1
08 August 2014 (95 reads)

Photo  Nick Powley

Youngsters and their instructors line up on the clubhouse veranda.
Fifty youngsters aged from eight to 14 had a week of wet and windy fun at Ullswater Yacht Club’s annual sail camp which was a huge success.

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15 July 2014 (239 reads)

Read Graham Donkin's thoughts and thanks to helpers for the 2014 Birkett by Clicking Read more

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Ullswater Keel Boat Event
15 July 2014 (350 reads)

Prizewinners included Jonathan Modral & Colin Meadows 1st Tempest; Ian Modral & Robin Higgins, UYC, 2nd Tempest;YC, Steve Goacher & Dave Walker, Royal Windermere YC 1st Flying 15; Howard & Thomas Steavenson, Tynemouth with Mike Wilson-Smith, VX One, 1st Sportsboat. For report and results, click Read more. 

         Pictures by Pauline Thompson

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Lord Birkett Photos
14 July 2014 (197 reads)

Some more photos of the birket available from on the water - Taken by Tim Olin

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Ullswater Yacht Club receives Royal Yachting Association Award
11 July 2014 (109 reads)

Ullswater Yacht Club has recently been awarded Onboard Status by the Royal Yachting Association.

Photo shows presentation of onBoard award by Alan Jones, RYA Sailing Development Officer, to David Clarke, Principal, Ullswater Sailing School

Ben Tye, UYC Manager says, “OnBoard is the RYA’s programme to introduce sailing as a sport for young people.  Sailing has everything, from a relaxing leisure experience to high adrenaline, high-performance sport. OnBoard gets you out on the water, teaches you new skills and lets you have great fun too!”

Schools and Community Groups can find out more on how their organisations can benefit from involvement with the OnBoard scheme in the wonderful setting of Ullswater by contacting Ullswater Yacht Club Manager and Chief Instructor Ben Tye by email to

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Lord Birkett Photos
09 July 2014 (260 reads)

Read More for more Photos of the Birkett Trophy.  Taken by Paul Hargreaves

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