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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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We are delighted to announce that on March 4 we won the RYA's Club of the Year 2017 Award and in January we won Yachts and Yachting Magazine's Club of the Year 2017 Award.


 

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New Clubhouse Project update on Sunday, Nov 19 at 2.30pm
07 November 2017 (0 reads)


Although it may not seem that way the Board, Officers and Members on the New Clubhouse Project have behind the scenes been busily working away throughout the summer to move this project forward. As yet another hugely successful sailing season is now coming to an end I would like to take the opportunity to update and inform members regarding the current position, opportunities and future proposals. I will be holding an information meeting in the clubhouse on Sunday, November 19th at 2.30pm, which we would like as many members as possible to attend. This time will enable the morning racers to participate in the sailing programme and those having a Sunday lunch can still get there without causing indigestion. On Tuesday November 21st at 7.30pm I will hold a webinar providing the same information for those who are not able to attend but wish to be updated. Log in details for the webinar to follow nearer the time.
- Peter Lewis, Commodore




Tribute to John and Sheila Robinson
08 November 2017 (84 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 (77 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 (81 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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POETS Annual Dinner and Prizegiving
17 October 2017 (107 reads)


Members of the POETS group at UYC looked back over their 25th anniversary year at their Annual Dinner and Prizegiving at Penrith Golf Club on Friday, October 6. John Easterby, this year’s Poet Laureate, reviewed the year for the POETS (Push off Early Tomorrow’s Saturday) who get together every Friday for friendly informal racing.

Pictured: POETS Points Series winners Mike and Sue Smith receive their award from John Easterby



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Application for Dinghy Berths 2018 Season
02 October 2017 (114 reads)


All dinghy and keelboat owners need to register for a place in the dinghy park for the 2018 season. Below is the link to the online application form for Dinghies and Keelboats to be stored and dry sailed at UYC in 2018. The deadline for applications is 2 December 2017. Applications received after this date are not guaranteed a berth. It is not to be used for Mooring Berths or Tender Rack allocations. For information about these please contact the cruiser representative.

Dinghy park application form 2018




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Last Ladies Who Launch for 2017
23 September 2017 (164 reads)


Members of the Ladies Who Launch group at Ullswater Yacht Club ended their final sailing session of the season on Saturday, September 16, with tea, cakes and a trophy presentation.

Left: Commodore Peter Lewis presents Fiona Gibson with the Endeavour Trophy for 2017



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Travelling racers fly the flag
13 September 2017 (295 reads)


Keen racers have been flying the flag for Ullswater Yacht Club by travelling thousands of miles to compete in events this year.



Left: Julie Archer, who has been racing all over this country and in Europe. Her commitment and enthusiasm was recognised when she received the RS Aero Lady of the Year Award at the nationals earlier this month.



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POETS celebrate 25th anniversary
13 September 2017 (155 reads)


The POETS meet to sail together every Friday and at their session on September 1 took part in the nautical tradition of ‘dressing overall’ to celebrate the group's 25th anniversary. Masterminded by David Hansford and Harry Patrick, a total of nine cruisers flew their flags and lined up in front of the clubhouse.



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Plaque to Lord Birkett unveiled
31 August 2017 (220 reads)


A memorial to Lord Norman Birkett has been unveiled on the shores of Ullswater, the lake he loved and fought to save. The ceremony, on August 29, was attended by Norman Birkett’s grandson, Thomas, the current Lord Birkett.


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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

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07/07/2018 13:00 Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy