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Birkett is a winner

Birkett is a winner

The winner was decided by public vote through the Cumbria Tourism website. Thanks to everyone who voted for us. The Birkett is not possible without all the volunteers who make it happen, so the award for you all...and for Lord Norman Birkett, without him we wouldn't be able to enjoy sailing on our beautiful lake like we do.

Last year’s Birkett was an all-time record-breaker with a total number of entries of 231 boats and this year the winner will not only take home the sought-after Birkett silver salver but also get to spend a night at luxury hotel, the Sharrow Bay. The club’s next door neighbour, the prestigious Sharrow Bay country house hotel has generously offered a prize for the winner – bed and breakfast for two.

 Birkett racers in 2015 in front of the Sharrow Bay Hotel, picture by Tim Olin

The  traditional Birkett steamer trip on the Saturday is not being held this year - a victim of the December floods which resulted in damage to one of the fleet, Lady Wakefield. This year’s attraction for non-racers is the Lord Birkett Tea Room in the main clubhouse which will be offering a huge range of home-made cakes, with tea or coffee all weekend. While the racers are battling it out to the island and back, sit and relax and tuck into a delicious cake made by our team of hot-shot home bakers led by our own Mary Berry, Lilian Adams. And, as usual, there is evening entertainment in the marquee in the Birkett field.On Friday, July 1, we welcome. The Kentucky Cow Tippers and on Saturday, dance the night away with the Firekings.

     

Birkett 2016 Hospitality at the Club

Friday Kitchen
The galley will be open from 5pm to 9pm serving a choice of:
* 7oz sirloin steak; gammon steak; ring of thick local Cumberland sausage, at £10. All served with mushrooms, onion rings, grilled tomato, salad garnish and homemade chips.
* Steak in ale pie served with homemade chips vegetables, and rich gravy - £7.50.
* Deep fried scampi served with homemade chips garden peas & salad garnish - £7.50.
* Homemade lasagne served with salad and garlic bread - £6.50.
Vegetarian option will be available, please ask at the Galley.
All meals cooked to order.

The Lord Birkett Tea Room will be open 1pm to 5pm serving homemade cakes, pasties sandwiches, tea and coffee.

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Saturday Kitchen
Galley open 8am to 10:30am for breakfast.
Closed 10:30am to 11:30am. 
11:30am to 2:30pm for lunches,
2:30pm to 4pm Galley open for snacks.

The Lord Birkett Tea Room will be selling homemade cakes, pasties, sandwiches, tea and coffee 10am to 5:30pm

Saturday Evening - Hog Roast
Hog Roast served at 7pm.  There are only a limited number of tickets available bookings can be made only at registration, sorry no telephone bookings. Burgers and hot dogs served next to the beer tent from 9pm to midnight.

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Sunday Kitchen
Galley open 8am to 10:30am for Breakfasts.
11:30 am to 2:30pm for lunches
2:30 pm to 4pm for snacks.

The Lord Birkett Tea Room will be open from 10am serving homemade cakes, pasties sandwiches, tea and coffee.

Burgers and hot dogs served on the front lawn from 4pm until after prizegiving. Bar open mid-day until 6pm.

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Bar Service
Friday bar open from 5pm until 11pm
Saturday bar open from mid-day untill 11pm
Sunday bar open from 3pm until 7pm, depending on demand.

Beer Tent
Friday 6pm to midnight, with live music from 10pm.
Saturday 6pm to midnight, with live music from 10pm.
Sunday 3pm to 7pm depending on demand.

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Birkett queries to vicecommodore@ullswateryachtclub.org






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54th Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy, July 2 & 3, 2016

THIS year it could be you… the 54th Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy at Ullswater Yacht Club is being held over the weekend of July 2 and 3.

The quest for the ‘Holy Grail’ of a Birkett win attracts keen sailors from national champions to novices from all over the country in a huge range of different boats all racing the full length of Ullswater and back on both days. Last year’s Birkett was an all-time record-breaker with a total number of entries of 231 boats and this year the winner will not only take home the sought-after Birkett silver salver but also get to spend a night at luxury hotel, the Sharrow Bay. The club’s next door neighbour, the prestigious Sharrow Bay country house hotel has generously offered a prize for the winner – bed and breakfast for two.


Birkett racers in 2015 in front of the Sharrow Bay Hotel, picture by Tim Olin.
This year's winner will also win a night's bed and breakfast for two in the hotel

One of the most spectacular sailing events in the North, the Birkett was rated number eight in the top ‘must do’ sailing regattas by Yachts and Yachting magazine. The unique race was first sailed in 1963 to commemorate the successful defence by Lord Norman Birkett of the right of public access to Ullswater which was threatened with reservoir status.

The Birkett is open to all monohulls with a recognised handicap rating. All boats, from the smallest dinghies to high performance racing machines and cruisers, race from one mass start with the line stretching across the full width of the lake. They race down the lake, a distance of about seven miles, past Kailpot Crag and the plaque to the memory of Lord Birkett, round an island at the southern end, and back. Then they do it all again on Sunday - with both races to count.

Competitors are welcome at the club from Friday, July 1, there’ll be food all weekend, evening entertainment on Saturday and the ‘Birkett’ field offers plenty of room for tents and campervans on Friday and Saturday night.

The traditional Birkett steamer trip on the Saturday is not being held this year - a victim of the December floods which resulted in damage to one of the fleet, Lady Wakefield. This year’s attraction for non-racers is the Lord Birkett Tea Room in the main clubhouse which will be offering a huge range of home-made cakes, with tea or coffee all weekend. While the racers are battling it out to the island and back, sit and relax and tuck into a delicious cake made by our team of hot-shot home bakers led by our own Mary Berry, Lilian Adams. 
And, as usual, there is evening entertainment in the marquee in the Birkett field. On Friday, July 1, we welcome The Kentucky Cow Tippers and on Saturday, dance the night away with the Firekings.
     

Contact: Event coordinator: - John Robinson (birkett@ullswateryachtclub.org) - 01768484507

Manage

54th Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy, July 2 & 3, 2016

THIS year it could be you… the 54th Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy at Ullswater Yacht Club is being held over the weekend of July 2 and 3.

The quest for the ‘Holy Grail’ of a Birkett win attracts keen sailors from national champions to novices from all over the country in a huge range of different boats all racing the full length of Ullswater and back on both days. Last year’s Birkett was an all-time record-breaker with a total number of entries of 231 boats and this year the winner will not only take home the sought-after Birkett silver salver but also get to spend a night at luxury hotel, the Sharrow Bay. The club’s next door neighbour, the prestigious Sharrow Bay country house hotel has generously offered a prize for the winner – bed and breakfast for two.


Birkett racers in 2015 in front of the Sharrow Bay Hotel, picture by Tim Olin.
This year's winner will also win a night's bed and breakfast for two in the hotel

One of the most spectacular sailing events in the North, the Birkett was rated number eight in the top ‘must do’ sailing regattas by Yachts and Yachting magazine. The unique race was first sailed in 1963 to commemorate the successful defence by Lord Norman Birkett of the right of public access to Ullswater which was threatened with reservoir status.

The Birkett is open to all monohulls with a recognised handicap rating. All boats, from the smallest dinghies to high performance racing machines and cruisers, race from one mass start with the line stretching across the full width of the lake. They race down the lake, a distance of about seven miles, past Kailpot Crag and the plaque to the memory of Lord Birkett, round an island at the southern end, and back. Then they do it all again on Sunday - with both races to count.

Competitors are welcome at the club from Friday, July 1, there’ll be food all weekend, evening entertainment on Saturday and the ‘Birkett’ field offers plenty of room for tents and campervans on Friday and Saturday night.

The traditional Birkett steamer trip on the Saturday is not being held this year - a victim of the December floods which resulted in damage to one of the fleet, Lady Wakefield. This year’s attraction for non-racers is the Lord Birkett Tea Room in the main clubhouse which will be offering a huge range of home-made cakes, with tea or coffee all weekend. While the racers are battling it out to the island and back, sit and relax and tuck into a delicious cake made by our team of hot-shot home bakers led by our own Mary Berry, Lilian Adams. 
And, as usual, there is evening entertainment in the marquee in the Birkett field. On Friday, July 1, we welcome The Kentucky Cow Tippers and on Saturday, dance the night away with the Firekings.
     

Contact: Event coordinator: - John Robinson (birkett@ullswateryachtclub.org) - 01768484507

Manage

54th Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy, July 2 & 3, 2016

THIS year it could be you… the 54th Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy at Ullswater Yacht Club is being held over the weekend of July 2 and 3.

The quest for the ‘Holy Grail’ of a Birkett win attracts keen sailors from national champions to novices from all over the country in a huge range of different boats all racing the full length of Ullswater and back on both days. Last year’s Birkett was an all-time record-breaker with a total number of entries of 231 boats and this year the winner will not only take home the sought-after Birkett silver salver but also get to spend a night at luxury hotel, the Sharrow Bay. The club’s next door neighbour, the prestigious Sharrow Bay country house hotel has generously offered a prize for the winner – bed and breakfast for two.


Birkett racers in 2015 in front of the Sharrow Bay Hotel, picture by Tim Olin.
This year's winner will also win a night's bed and breakfast for two in the hotel

One of the most spectacular sailing events in the North, the Birkett was rated number eight in the top ‘must do’ sailing regattas by Yachts and Yachting magazine. The unique race was first sailed in 1963 to commemorate the successful defence by Lord Norman Birkett of the right of public access to Ullswater which was threatened with reservoir status.

The Birkett is open to all monohulls with a recognised handicap rating. All boats, from the smallest dinghies to high performance racing machines and cruisers, race from one mass start with the line stretching across the full width of the lake. They race down the lake, a distance of about seven miles, past Kailpot Crag and the plaque to the memory of Lord Birkett, round an island at the southern end, and back. Then they do it all again on Sunday - with both races to count.

Competitors are welcome at the club from Friday, July 1, there’ll be food all weekend, evening entertainment on Saturday and the ‘Birkett’ field offers plenty of room for tents and campervans on Friday and Saturday night.

The traditional Birkett steamer trip on the Saturday is not being held this year - a victim of the December floods which resulted in damage to one of the fleet, Lady Wakefield. This year’s attraction for non-racers is the Lord Birkett Tea Room in the main clubhouse which will be offering a huge range of home-made cakes, with tea or coffee all weekend. While the racers are battling it out to the island and back, sit and relax and tuck into a delicious cake made by our team of hot-shot home bakers led by our own Mary Berry, Lilian Adams. 
And, as usual, there is evening entertainment in the marquee in the Birkett field. On Friday, July 1, we welcome The Kentucky Cow Tippers and on Saturday, dance the night away with the Firekings.
     

Contact: Event coordinator: - John Robinson (birkett@ullswateryachtclub.org) - 01768484507

Manage

54th Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy, July 2 & 3, 2016

THIS year it could be you… the 54th Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy at Ullswater Yacht Club is being held over the weekend of July 2 and 3.

The quest for the ‘Holy Grail’ of a Birkett win attracts keen sailors from national champions to novices from all over the country in a huge range of different boats all racing the full length of Ullswater and back on both days. Last year’s Birkett was an all-time record-breaker with a total number of entries of 231 boats and this year the winner will not only take home the sought-after Birkett silver salver but also get to spend a night at luxury hotel, the Sharrow Bay. The club’s next door neighbour, the prestigious Sharrow Bay country house hotel has generously offered a prize for the winner – bed and breakfast for two.


Birkett racers in 2015 in front of the Sharrow Bay Hotel, picture by Tim Olin.
This year's winner will also win a night's bed and breakfast for two in the hotel

One of the most spectacular sailing events in the North, the Birkett was rated number eight in the top ‘must do’ sailing regattas by Yachts and Yachting magazine. The unique race was first sailed in 1963 to commemorate the successful defence by Lord Norman Birkett of the right of public access to Ullswater which was threatened with reservoir status.

The Birkett is open to all monohulls with a recognised handicap rating. All boats, from the smallest dinghies to high performance racing machines and cruisers, race from one mass start with the line stretching across the full width of the lake. They race down the lake, a distance of about seven miles, past Kailpot Crag and the plaque to the memory of Lord Birkett, round an island at the southern end, and back. Then they do it all again on Sunday - with both races to count.

Competitors are welcome at the club from Friday, July 1, there’ll be food all weekend, evening entertainment on Saturday and the ‘Birkett’ field offers plenty of room for tents and campervans on Friday and Saturday night.

The traditional Birkett steamer trip on the Saturday is not being held this year - a victim of the December floods which resulted in damage to one of the fleet, Lady Wakefield. This year’s attraction for non-racers is the Lord Birkett Tea Room in the main clubhouse which will be offering a huge range of home-made cakes, with tea or coffee all weekend. While the racers are battling it out to the island and back, sit and relax and tuck into a delicious cake made by our team of hot-shot home bakers led by our own Mary Berry, Lilian Adams. 
And, as usual, there is evening entertainment in the marquee in the Birkett field. On Friday, July 1, we welcome The Kentucky Cow Tippers and on Saturday, dance the night away with the Firekings.
     

Contact: Event coordinator: - John Robinson (birkett@ullswateryachtclub.org) - 01768484507


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best event ever
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If there's only one race to sail in the year it's this one. There's no other quite like it for the event, the scenery, the people, the bar and the ent
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A brilliant event!! I'd sail it every year if I could. Excellent surroundings, very friendly club and the music and bar are par none! Love it.