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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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Masters Week, July 11-15 2016
19 July 2016 (0 reads)

Well done to Masters Week 2016 winners Ray Harle and John Wales. There's an album of pictures taken by Liz Amos and Margaret Coates on this website. Click on the Flickr link below.

It's showtime! Visit us at Penrith Show on Saturday, July 23
19 July 2016 (20 reads)

Eleven-year-old dinghy sailor Violet Simpson is helping Ullswater Yacht Club launch its first ever trade stand at Penrith Show. Click on Read More

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Birkett winners - Matty and James Lyons from UYC
04 July 2016 (346 reads)

Local sailors Matty and James Lyons won the Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy in a 49er at Ullswater Yacht Club on July 2 and 3. Our good friends, photographers Tim Olin and Paul Hargreaves have put together two excellent galleries of pictures from the weekend. Thanks to them for spending two days on the water, just to get these excellent shots of all the action.

For full results go to Events > Racing Results > Open Event 
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Birkett 2016 winners Matty and James Lyons

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Birkett is a winner
10 May 2016 (458 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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Three class events in one weekend, June 25 & 26
29 June 2016 (88 reads)

Competitors from all over the country took part in three separate class championship events at Ullswater Yacht Club on June 25 and 26. The Tempest Class held their National Championships, the VX One Class, their Inlands and the 29ers were competing in the seventh round of the national Harken Grand Prix series. Click on Read More

New Tempest national champions John Robinson, right, and Lindsay Whitehead, left, with Vice Commodore Rick Boyce


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Delighted to be back /new members night, June 11
14 June 2016 (129 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 (139 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 (127 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 (127 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 (129 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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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 1 & 2, 2017

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Countdown to the 55th Birkett

Featured Events

06/08/2016 High Priority Ullswater Regatta Open Event
08/08/2016 High Priority Ullswater Week Open Event
10/09/2016 11:00 RS 200 Open Meeting, Saturday and Sunday
22/10/2016 19:00 Annual Dinner Dance Social