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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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Birkett 2018, July 7 & 8
09 July 2018 (124 reads)



Above: all the prizewinners. Click on Read More for a full report and details of all the prizewinners
Here is the link to the results:
Birkett 2018 results

And here is the link to Tim Olin's gallery of pictures from the event, thanks Tim, and thanks to Howard Steavenson for bringing his rib for Tim to use as 'press boat':
Tim Olin's Birkett 2018 gallery



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Birkett on-site arrangements July 6-8
04 July 2018 (266 reads)


Details of our on-site arrangements and hospitality including opening times of the famous Lord Birkett Team Room with home made cakes by our own Mary Berry, Lilian Adams, and her team of volunteer star bakers.



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Lord Birkett's granddaughter to present Birkett Trophy
26 June 2018 (180 reads)


Ullswater Yacht Club is going back in time in the run-up to its biggest event of the year, the Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy on July 7 and 8. The club is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and members have been enjoying looking back at its history, collecting memories and old photographs, including pictures from the Birkett which was first raced in 1963, five years after the founding of the club.
Pictured: Lord Birkett in 1947




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Anniversary Weekend, June 16 & 17
18 June 2018 (132 reads)


Members of Ullswater Yacht Club ‘flew the flag’ to celebrate its 60th anniversary with a weekend of special Diamond Jubilee events on June 16 & 17. Left: Aggie and Laia Priestley get ready to cut the Anniversary cake with President Robin Barratt.


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Founder members Peter and Shirley Dowson
11 June 2018 (166 reads)


Peter Dowson, who is now 90, and his wife Shirley were founder members of Ullswater Yacht Club. They live in Cumbria and recently called in to the club to tell us about their memories of the early days and to meet President Robin Barratt.Although the Dowsons had left the club in the mid 1960s when Peter was moved because of his job, and before Robin joined, they found they had many friends and experiences in common.
Pictured: Peter Dowson with Robin Barratt



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New Members Welcome Evening, June 2
05 June 2018 (175 reads)


New members were welcomed to the club at a special event on Saturday, June 2.



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Sail Camp, July 29 - August 3
04 June 2018 (161 reads)


Thanks to Sophie Potter for creating this great poster for Sail Camp 2018



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Singlehander Weekend and Club Racing, May 26 - 28
29 May 2018 (172 reads)


TWENTY-FIVE solo sailors, racing Lasers and Aeros, took part in Ullswater Yacht Single Hander Weekend on May 26 and 27.
Pictured Laser and Aero prizewinners. To see an album of pictures click on this link:
Singlehander Weekend album



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New Clubhouse News 26.5.18
26 May 2018 (0 reads)


There's lots of important information for members about the New Clubhouse Project in the Members Area under 'New Clubhouse News'. There are also five documents for members to download:

Frequently Asked Questions, Legacy Guidance Notes, Standing Order Form, Legacy Declaration Form, Pledge Card.



Push The Boat Out, May 19
22 May 2018 (199 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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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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