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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.
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DOUBLE HONOURS  In 2017 we won Club of the Year TWICE - the RYA's Club of the Year 2017 Award and Yachts and Yachting Magazine's Club of the Year 2017 Award


 

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Dinghy Berths for 2018
11 January 2018 (129 reads)


Important news about dinghy berths for 2018



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Yearbook and Sailing Programme 2018
09 January 2018 (0 reads)


The UYC Yearbook 2018 should be with members by this weekend. It can also be viewed in pdf format under the About tab or by clicking the link below:

UYC Yearbook 2018

The Yearbook contains details of the 2018 Sailing Programme which can also be viewed under the Events tab or by clicking the link below:

UYC Sailing Programme 2018


Dorothy Guise
23 December 2017 (100 reads)


One of our early club members, Dorothy Guise, passed away in Penrith Hospital on December 16 at the age of 103. Dorothy, of Pooley Bridge, and her friend Hazel Barkworth were keen cruiser members at UYC from the 1960s.They sailed together for many years and until recently visited the club on Sunday mornings to sit and watch the racing. There will be a private cremation followed by a service of thanksgiving at St Peter’s Church, Martindale, on Wednesday, January 3 at 11am. The Cumberland and Westmoreland Herald carried an article when Dorothy celebrated her 100th birthday. To read it click on Read More



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New clubhouse public meeting, Nov 30, 2017
06 December 2017 (233 reads)


Ullswater Yacht Club held a public meeting last week (Nov 30) to unveil its proposal for an iconic new clubhouse to be built on its present site on the North-east shores of the lake.
A view of the clubhouse design from the lake.



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Ullswater Sailing School Gift Vouchers launched
30 November 2017 (120 reads)


The perfect Christmas present is... an Ullswater Sailing School Gift Voucher.




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Tribute to John and Sheila Robinson
08 November 2017 (217 reads)


Ullswater Yacht Club has paid tribute to volunteers John and Sheila Robinson for their dedication to the club’s flagship event the Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy. John and Sheila have stepped down from their long involvement with the organisation of the Birkett and were honoured for their contribution to the success of the event at the club’s dinner and annual prizegiving on October 28.

From left: Vice Commodore Rick Boyce, John and Sheila Robinson, Commodore Peter Lewis at the UYC presentation at the Roundthorn Hotel, Penrith




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Autumn Nip, October 22
24 October 2017 (190 reads)


With Storm Brian leading to the cancellation of several events around the country, many sailors were put off by the forecast so it was a small and select band rigging up on the lawn at Ullswater Yacht Club for the traditional end of season Autumn Nip on Sunday, October 22.

Autumn Nip prizegiving, from left, race officer Jonathan Nicoll with winners John Thornley and Nicola Abbatt, James Abbatt and Ethan Dawson




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Nippers Nip and Radical Rip, Saturday October 7
17 October 2017 (203 reads)


Twenty-eight young sailors rounded off the sailing season at UYC with the traditional Nippers Nip and Radical Rip event on Saturday, October 7, an amazing afternoon and evening of racing and festivities

To see a gallery of great pictures from the day by Phil Burrage click on this link: Nippers Nip Gallery


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POETS Annual Dinner and Prizegiving
17 October 2017 (235 reads)


Members of the POETS group at UYC looked back over their 25th anniversary year at their Annual Dinner and Prizegiving at Penrith Golf Club on Friday, October 6. John Easterby, this year’s Poet Laureate, reviewed the year for the POETS (Push off Early Tomorrow’s Saturday) who get together every Friday for friendly informal racing.

Pictured: POETS Points Series winners Mike and Sue Smith receive their award from John Easterby



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Application for Dinghy Berths 2018 Season
02 October 2017 (219 reads)


All dinghy and keelboat owners need to register for a place in the dinghy park for the 2018 season. Below is the link to the online application form for Dinghies and Keelboats to be stored and dry sailed at UYC in 2018. The deadline for applications is 2 December 2017. Applications received after this date are not guaranteed a berth. It is not to be used for Mooring Berths or Tender Rack allocations. For information about these please contact the cruiser representative.

Dinghy park application form 2018




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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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Countdown to the 56th Birkett