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Something for everyone in 2016

Something for everyone in 2016

Highlight of the year is the Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy which this year will be held on the weekend of July 2 and 3. The Birkett is the club’s most prestigious event attracting entries of more than 200 boats and voted number eight in the world’s top 50 regattas by Yachts & Yachting. Last year’s Birkett was an all-time record-breaker with a total number of entries of 231 boats. Two ACH races cover the length of Cumbria’s most beautiful lake with one on Saturday and one on Sunday. Read more under Events…Lord Birkett Trophy.

The competitive year kicks off with the Easter Regatta, March 26-28, which is an open event for all classes. It’s a series of 7 races sailed as a minimum of two handicap fleets depending on the entries. The club is also welcoming the RS Feva class for an Open Event on March 26-28 with a training day being held for the class on Friday, March 25. The weekend of June 25 & 26 will feature the Tempest class National championships as well as an Open Event for the VX One, which is the club’s fastest growing fleet, and the 29er.

In August the club is holding its traditional Holiday Week, from August 8-12. Come to Ullswater Regatta, August 6 and 7, and stay on for an extra day or two or the whole week. A relaxed racing programme changing each day makes this a great holiday for all. Read more under Events…Ullswater Week 2016.

For newcomers, our hugely successful Ladies Who Launch and Blokes in a Boat sessions will again be held over eight Saturdays throughout the season. They are all part of Coached Saturdays which offer a gently, gently approach to getting the most of your time on the water. Coached Saturdays are on April 23 & 30; June 11; July 9, 16 & 30; August 13 & 27. Read more under Events…Ladies Who Launch/ Blokes in a Boat.


Saturday fun - Ladies Who Launch and Blokes in a Boat

For leisure sailors, six Saturdays have been set aside for both cruisers and dinghies, and anyone else, to get together for a leisure sail. The Leisure Sailing event dates for 2016 are: Saturdays, May 14, June 18, July 23, August 20, September 3 and September 24.  Read more under About…Leisure Sailing.

Our Cadets and Juniors will once again have their own series of Saturday racing and the ever-popular Sail Camp will this year be held from Sunday, July 31 – Friday, August 5. More under Events…Sail Camp 2016.

As an official RYA Training Centre we will be running a full range of Training Courses throughout the season. Details and an application form are on this website under Training…Training Events. For more details contact our Sailing Development Officer Wendy Lewis – sdo@ullswateryachtclub.org

And to round it all off, and celebrate another successful season, our Annual Prizegiving and Dinner Dance is on Saturday, October 22.



Posted on 19 January 2016 (Archive on 16 February 2016)
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