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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.

2018 is a very special year for everyone at Ullswater Yacht Club - it's our 60th Anniversary.

In honour of the Diamond Anniversary we have a new version of the UYC Pegasus logo 'Diamond Peggy' and a celebration weekend with events on and off the water will be held on June 16 & 17.

Throughout the year we will be looking back at the fascinating history of the club and how it grew from a group of enthusiasts who loved spending their spare time on beautiful Ullswater to the sailing mecca that it is today - winner of two Club of the Year Awards.

Read about the history of UYC and see some photographs from the early days by clicking on this link: Club history


* The 2018 UYC Programme can be found under the Events tab. The programme, which includes racing, training and social events, camping/motorhome dates and scheduled meetings will be revised and updated throughout the sailing season. The newest version can always be found under Events. The programme was last updated on 3.4.18. 


 

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Push The Boat Out, May 19
22 May 2018 (11 reads)


Ullswater Yacht Club really ‘pushed the boat’ out on Saturday, May 19, with a busy afternoon of taster sessions held in perfect sailing conditions.
Edmund Clarke, left, and instructor Ben Potter right, with visitor Paul Chatterjee and his sons Joe, Daniel and Ben




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Single Hander Weekend, May 26 & 27,2018
15 May 2018 (365 reads)


The first of Ullswater Yacht Club’s new-look open weekends which is aimed at solo sailors, will be held on May 26 & 27. The Single Hander Weekend welcomes entries from all conventional single handers, it is also part of the Laser Lakeland and Border Grand Prix Series and the RS Aero Northern Circuit.
Pictured: Lasers in action on Ullswater. By Sue Giles



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Sail Camp 2018
03 May 2018 (0 reads)


Over the years UYC Sail Camp has provided unforgettable memories for our young members - like these in 1990. All the documents and forms for 2018 are on this website under 'Events'...'Sail Camp', or click on this link:
Sail Camp 2018




Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy, July 7 & 8
26 April 2018 (131 reads)


This year it could be you... entries are now open for the Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy over the weekend of July 7 and 8 at Ullswater Yacht Club which this year is celebrating its 60th Anniversary.
Right: Birkett 2017 start by Paul Hargreaves
To enter: SailRacer entry Birkett 2018


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Push The Boat Out Taster Sessions, Saturday, May 19, 12.30-4pm
23 April 2018 (135 reads)


If you have ever fancied the idea of sailing, now could be the time to give it a go. Ullswater Yacht Club is holding special taster sessions as part of the Royal Yachting Association’s Push the Boat Out campaign on Saturday, May 19, 12.30 - 4pm.

You will be welcome to try your hand at sailing a dinghy under the friendly expert guidance of a qualified RYA sailing instructor from the club’s Ullswater Sailing School for just £5 per person.



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Daffodil Regatta Report, April 14 & 15, 2018
16 April 2018 (235 reads)


Ullswater Yacht Club’s first open event in its 60th Anniversary Year, the Daffodil Regatta on the weekend of 14 & 15 April, attracted an entry of 57 boats from all over the country. The competitors in a wide range of boats from the high tech foiling singlehander, the Waszp, to the traditional racing keelboat, the Flying Fifteen, enjoyed a total of seven races over the weekend in typical varying Ullswater conditions. Pictured: Some of the fleet prize winners


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60 years ago today...
10 April 2018 (161 reads)


Happy birthday everyone...Exactly 60 years ago, on April 10, 1958, at a meeting at the Queens Head, Tirril, the 'Ullswater Motor Boat and Yacht Club' was officially formed: Club history






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Daffodil Regatta, April 14 & 15, 2018
09 April 2018 (330 reads)


Competitive sailors from all over the region will be taking part in the Daffodil Regatta on the weekend of 14 & 15 April, Ullswater Yacht Club’s first major event in its 60th anniversary year. This year a special calendar of events will mark the club’s Diamond Year with the Daffodil Regatta the first big open weekend of the season. Joining the visitors, spectators and racers at the landmark event to help the club celebrate will be a special guest, herdy’s giant Great British Herdy, left, a larger than life model Herdwick sheep.

The Sailing Instructions, Notice of Race and Entry Form for the Daffodil Regatta are under the 'Events' tab, or click on this link:

Daffodil Regatta






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Tom Ball series
03 April 2018 (0 reads)


For the 2018 season the Tom Ball series consists of 18 races with three races on both Saturdays and Sundays starting at 11.00, 13.00 and 14.15. Apologies for the confusion last weekend and to those of you who arrived on time and found that the racing was postponed. An updated UYC Programme is under the Events tab. - Jon Abbatt, Racing Representative


Job vacancies
29 March 2018 (0 reads)


Work for us at UYC - Vacancies for cook, Saturday bar worker/cleaner, casual catering assistants.
Click on the following link for details

Job vacancies




 



          

In 2017 we won Club of the Year TWICE - the RYA's Club of the Year 2017 Award and Yachts & Yachting Magazine's Club of the Year 2017 Award







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