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Notes for Prospective Members of Ullswater Yacht Club


Ullswater Yacht Club is a family-friendly, welcoming sailing club that caters for sailors with a wide range of abilities and interests and their families. To ensure that the club runs smoothly and safely, we have a few guidelines to help everyone get along.

Sailing Dinghies
If you have a dinghy, you will be allocated a berth in the dinghy park, the list and map is on the wall near the back entrance to the club. Please make sure that your dinghy is tied down securely, it can get very windy around Ullswater! Standard fees cover your berth over the season, winter berths can be booked with the club secretary if you need to leave it over winter.

We have a variety of club moorings for boats up to 25’6”. There may be availability depending upon the size of your boat or you may need to join the waiting list. If we cannot accommodate you immediately then we can help you get a mooring nearby with Dalemain Estates.

As you would expect, all boats must be covered by adequate third party insurance.

Water Safety Cover
Safety Boats are on the water during all Club Racing, Training or Organised Events.

Club Duties
UYC is run mainly by its members. Because of this we need everyone to take part in club duties. There are two main types, Race Office and Water Safety, both have roles that can be done by novices and training will be provided for anyone who wishes to become more experienced. Duties are a great way to meet other members of the club as you will be paired with more experienced people. It is organised by an online system called Dutyman. For those non-sailing members who prefer to be involved other than in the sailing there are always opportunities for marshalling, registration at open events and cake-baking for those inclined. All help is very gratefully received.

One of the great advantages to membership of UYC, other than the great sailing of course, is the free camping. We have a dedicated camping field available every weekend and during the school holidays. Combine that with our excellent facilities including a members’ kitchen, a fantastic galley open every weekend and you can have great family holidays. Campervans are also free for members on specified weekends (they are listed in the programme). Unfortunately, we do not have permission to have caravans on site.

Young People
We take the safety of children on site very seriously. For this reason, all children under the age of 16 years must be under the care of a responsible adult and should wear a suitable life jacket/buoyancy aid when on or near the water, this includes both the jetties.

Dogs are very welcome, in fact we have quite a few canine members, but they must always be kept on a lead. They are not allowed on the front lawn or in the clubhouse and, obviously, we expect every owner to be responsible and clean up after their dog.

If you need to know anything else, would like a look around, or want to apply then please contact me, the New Members Secretary.
- Pamela Brooks
07769 585 488

We pride ourselves on being a friendly, welcoming club.

 To join us simply complete an application form, arrange to meet for an informal interview,

Then we’ll see you on the water.