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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.

Read more about us here.


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Birkett is a winner
10 May 2016 (273 reads)

We all know that the Birkett is the best – now it’s official. The Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy at UYC is winner of Cumbria Tourism Event of the Year. The award was collected by Sue Giles, Peter Lewis and Sheila and John Robinson at Cartmel Racecourse on June 22. Click on Read More

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Delighted to be back /new members night, June 11
14 June 2016 (65 reads)

Ullswater Yacht Club’s special event to welcome new members on Saturday, June 11, turned into a celebration for everyone with the opening of the clubhouse for the first time since the December floods. Click on Read More

New members secretary Harry Patrick and Commodore Peter Lewis welcome new and existing club members to the refurbished clubhouse. To see a full album of pictures from Saturday night go to Gallery... Albums

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Ladies 'of all ages' Day, June 4
07 June 2016 (92 reads)

Ullswater Yacht Club’s annual Ladies Day took place in glorious sunshine on Saturday, June 4. There was a good turnout of a total of 18 boats with ‘lady’ helms of all ages, including a four-year-old sailing a Topper and a 13-year old cruiser skipper. Click on Read More

Dinghy ladies champions Sue Harding and Fiona Gibson

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Sail Around Europe on Saturday, June 18
07 June 2016 (62 reads)

Why not join the UYC leisure sailors, in dinghies and cruisers for a relaxing sail down the lake towards Glenridding followed by a 'Taste of Europe' picnic on the shore of the lagoon?

A great time was had by all the the first Leisure Sail of the year in May.
They're off down the lake again, laden with food and drink on June 18.

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Ullswater Experience, May 28 & 29
01 June 2016 (80 reads)

When Jenny Hodson and Heidi Bradley signed up for the Ullswater Experience weekend, they didn’t know they were signing up for the Priestley Experience as well. But they were, and they ended up winning the Cruiser Class at Fleet Weekend in a Beneteau 21.7. Click on Read More

Cruiser Fleet Weekend winners, from left, Jenny Hodson, Ian Priestley and Heidi Bradley
with organiser Paul O'Hara and Julie Archer who presented the prizes

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Hotel Cup & Island Race, May 14
01 June 2016 (77 reads)

The first cruiser trophy race of the season, the Hotel Cup, was held on Saturday, May 14, with seven boats setting off for the seven-mile sail to the island and back in very light winds. The cruisers were joined by the club fleet, also on an island race, including the Musto Skiffs, as part of their open meeting. Go to Gallery on this website for an album of Tim Olin’s beautiful on-the-water pictures. Thanks Tim. Click on Read More

Hotel Cup winners Sam Harding and Richard Sealby in action

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Welcome to VX One designer Brian Bennett
25 May 2016 (109 reads)

Ullswater Yacht Club’s fastest growing fleet, the VX One, welcomed a special visitor, the boat’s designer Brian Bennett on Sunday May 22.
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Brian Bennett, in the red cap, with members of the VX One fleet

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RYA club survey
25 May 2016 (93 reads)

Ullswater Yacht Club is one of a small number of key clubs selected by the RYA to take part in a research pilot which involves members completing a short survey. It would really help us if as many members as possible complete the survey which is at:
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Go flying on Ullswater on May 28 & 29
18 May 2016 (116 reads)

Is it a bird, is it a plane – no it’s a Stunt S9 foiling catamaran and it’s coming to Ullswater Yacht Club on May 28 and 29 for a special demo weekend. Click on Read More

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VX One Masterclass and Test Sail, Sunday, May 22
18 May 2016 (104 reads)

Ullswater Yacht Club’s fastest growing fleet, the VX One, will welcome a special visitor, the boat’s designer Brian Bennett on Sunday May 22.
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VX Ones in action on Ullswater. Picture by Tim Olin

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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

To enter via SailRacer click on the link below

Event Co-ordinator: John Robinson 01768 484507

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Countdown to the 54th Birkett

Featured Events

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