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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 its an introduction to sailing, RYA training, or competitive racing your after, we have it all. And by the way, if you are a member of UYC you can camp for free in the Club grounds.

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Ullswater Regatta and Ullswater Week, bigger and better!
23 July 2014 (37 reads)

There’s something for everyone at Ullswater Yacht Club’s Regatta (August 9 &10) and Holiday Week (August 11-15) which is set to be bigger and better this year.

Bigger - for the first time this year the club’s ‘Birkett’ field, last used for the club’s massive two day long distance event earlier this month, will be open to tents and motorhomes for the Regatta and Week, giving plenty of space for a real holiday atmosphere.

Better - The programme for the week includes a range of exciting activities for the whole family both on and off the water. For racers there is an eight race programme with the traditional long distance race on Wednesday and starts for Fast Handicap, General Handicap and Juniors.

There is more information on both Regatta and Ullswater Week in separate items  further down the news page.

If you just need entry form or Notice of Race for either event click here or click Read more for more news on these events.

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15 July 2014 (93 reads)

Read Graham Donkin's thoughts and thanks to helpers for the 2014 Birkett by Clicking Read more

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Ullswater Keel Boat Event
15 July 2014 (232 reads)

Prizewinners included Jonathan Modral & Colin Meadows 1st Tempest; Ian Modral & Robin Higgins, UYC, 2nd Tempest;YC, Steve Goacher & Dave Walker, Royal Windermere YC 1st Flying 15; Howard & Thomas Steavenson, Tynemouth with Mike Wilson-Smith, VX One, 1st Sportsboat. For report and results, click Read more. 

         Pictures by Pauline Thompson

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Lord Birkett Photos
14 July 2014 (104 reads)

Some more photos of the birket available from on the water - Taken by Tim Olin

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Lord Birkett Photos
09 July 2014 (180 reads)

Read More for more Photos of the Birkett Trophy.  Taken by Paul Hargreaves

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Delph SC Duo take Honours at Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy at Ullswater Yacht Club
08 July 2014 (265 reads)

Consistency was the key to success at the 2014 Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy at Ullswater Yacht Club, which was won by Chris Pickles and Matt Sharman of Delph SC in an RS 400. Photo Mark Littlejohn UYC

With an entry of 210 boats, this year's event was set for a bumper year. Ullswater Yacht Club was packed inside and out, with many camping and enjoying the festival atmosphere of the traditional first weekend of July to celebrate Lord Birkett's efforts to save Ullswater being turned into a reservoir. 

 2014 Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy Results

For full report and more pics, click Read more

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Ullswater Week 11 - 15 August 2014
29 May 2014 (135 reads)

Planning is well advanced for this year's Ullswater Week. There are a number of exciting changes for this year. 

Click links below for 

Ullswater Week 2014 Notice of Race , Ullswater Week 2014 Entry Form and Ullswater Week Programme

For a quick outline on the changes to Ullswater Week and discounts for those also entering the Regatta on 9/10 August, click on Read more.

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Ullswater Yacht Club receives Royal Yachting Association Award
11 July 2014 (26 reads)

Ullswater Yacht Club has recently been awarded Onboard Status by the Royal Yachting Association.

Photo shows presentation of onBoard award by Alan Jones, RYA Sailing Development Officer, to David Clarke, Principal, Ullswater Sailing School

Ben Tye, UYC Manager says, “OnBoard is the RYA’s programme to introduce sailing as a sport for young people.  Sailing has everything, from a relaxing leisure experience to high adrenaline, high-performance sport. OnBoard gets you out on the water, teaches you new skills and lets you have great fun too!”

Schools and Community Groups can find out more on how their organisations can benefit from involvement with the OnBoard scheme in the wonderful setting of Ullswater by contacting Ullswater Yacht Club Manager and Chief Instructor Ben Tye by email to

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UYC RS Event 13/14 September
10 July 2014 (29 reads)

Building on the RS200 and RSVareo Open in 2013, this event is now on the RS200 National Circuit for 2014 and will also include RS400 and a Handicap RS fleet.

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Ullswater Regatta 9/10 August
02 July 2014 (18 reads)

Read More for the Ullswater Regatta Entry form and Notice Of Race!

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Featured Events

09/08/2014 Ullswater Regatta Open Event
11/08/2014 08:00 High Priority Ullswater Week Open Event
23/08/2014 August Bank Holiday Regatta Open Event
13/09/2014 Ullswater RS Event Open Event
21/09/2014 Bart’s Bash Racing
25/10/2014 High Priority UYC Annual Dinner Dance Social
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