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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.

Read more about us here.


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Cumbria Sports Awards
04 December 2016 (2 reads)

We were honoured to be invited to the Cumbria Sports Awards which were held at the Low Wood Hotel in Windermere on November 25. The club was invited because the awards ceremony featured sports clubs in the county that had recovered from the December 2015 floods. Marion Marshall and Robin Stanley, Keith and Bernie McDermott, John and Moira Wales represented the club at the event which was attended by 260 guests including the main speaker Lutalo Muhammad, taekwando Olympic silver medallist. Click on Read More

Left to right, Robin Stanley, Moira Wales, two representatives of another flood-hit club,
Lutalo Muhammad, 
Keith and Bernie McDermott, John Wales and Marion Marshall

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November series
29 November 2016 (26 reads)

John Richardson won the November series in his RS100 after a total of ten races were sailed over five weekends with 20 competitors taking part. He is pictured being presented with the trophy by Vice Commodore Rick Boyce. Click on Read More

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RYA Lifetime Commitment Award for Rob Watson
18 November 2016 (53 reads)

Congratulations to Rob Watson who was presented with a Lifetime Commitment Award at the RYA Volunteer Awards in London by HRH the Princes Royal. It's an honour not just for Rob but for the whole club.   Click on Read More

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Club of the Year - #voteUYC
15 November 2016 (45 reads)

Vote for Ullswater Yacht Club say cousins Kate and Marcia Shelley

Our ‘What a Year 2016!’ continues with our nomination for Club of the Year by Yachts and Yachting magazine. We are one of five clubs on the shortlist for this award which features in the December issue of the magazine. The winner will be decided by online vote through the Yachts and Yachting magazine website, see link below, so please click on our button and get all your family and friends to vote as well (one vote per person). We have done it once this year when we won Cumbria Tourism Event of the Year for the Birkett - so we can do it again. Click on Read More...

This is the link to vote:

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Flying high at UYC
15 November 2016 (74 reads)

Graham Priestley goes Waszp-ing
Members of Ullswater Yacht Club went flying last weekend on the latest high tech foiling single-hander, the Waszp. The club was delighted to be one of the first places in this country to see the Moth-style one-design foiling dinghy in action.   Click on Read More...

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What a Year 2016 slideshow
31 October 2016 (0 reads)

A shortened version of Marion Marshall's slideshow 'What a Year 2016' which was shown at the annual dinner dance is now on YouTube (without the music so you'll have to sing 'Living Next Door to Alice' while you watch). It is being used as part of our Club of the Year submission to the RYA - fingers crossed... To watch it, click on the YouTube link below.

#IamUYConTour - wear your T-shirt in an interesting location
26 October 2016 (101 reads)

Everyone loves our #IamUYC T-shirts which were designed for our club video, see Violet and Sophie, above, being filmed. Now we've launched  #IamUYConTour - the idea is for members to take pictures of themselves in the distinctive T-shirts in 'interesting and unusual' locations and post them on the Facebook page Members & Friends of UYC. We'll also put all the pictures in a Flickr album:
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Halloween Extravaganza, Saturday, October 29, 7pm
25 October 2016 (0 reads)

Remember this? We can do it all again on Saturday, October 29 from 7pm. The awesome Lyons/Moran team are once again holding a Halloween Night (fancy dress optional). Lasagne, new potatoes, garlic bread, coleslaw, salad and homemade puddings for £7 per person, children £4.50. Halloween quiz. Book your tickets -

Gold Star Award from Yachts and Yachting
20 October 2016 (124 reads)

Our award-winning year continues with a whole page of praise in the November issue of Yachts and Yachting magazine. The Gold Star Award from the magazine is given every month to ‘an inspirational sailor, team, club, association or event.’ We are featured because of the success of our I am Team GB event, the nation’s biggest sports day, on August 27. It’s the second time this year that we have received the award. The first time was in April when we were honoured for the way we handled the floods of December and got the club back on course for the start of the new sailing season. Click on Read More to see the full article - it's on Page 87 of the magazine

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Cumbria Youth Sailing Team success
19 October 2016 (151 reads)

Twelve teenage dinghy sailors from clubs across Cumbria, including three members of Ullswater Yacht Club, travelled to Worcestershire to compete in the 2016 National Schools Sailing Association Single-handed Team Racing Championships and came home with a trophy for First Under 16 team and medals for third position after a closely fought semi-final.

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We need your school!

Visit the Ullswater Sailing School website for details of how your pupils can be part of the RYA's OnBoard programme to get youngsters on the water


Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy - July 1 & 2, 2017

Birkett queries to:

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Countdown to the 55th Birkett

Featured Events

15/04/2017 13:00 Easter Regatta + RS Feva Aero & 200 Open Event
29/04/2017 10:00 Ladies Who Launch & Blokes in a Boat Training
06/05/2017 10:00 Training weekend
13/05/2017 10:00 Ladies & Blokes Training
17/06/2017 10:00 Ladies & Blokes Training
01/07/2017 13:00 55th Birkett Open Event
08/07/2017 10:00 Ladies & Blokes Training
15/07/2017 10:00 Ladies & Blokes Training
29/07/2017 10:00 Ladies & Blokes Training
31/07/2017 10:00 Sail Camp Training
07/08/2017 11:00 Ullswater Week Open Event
12/08/2017 13:00 Ullswater Regatta Open Event
19/08/2017 10:00 Ladies & Blokes Training
16/09/2017 10:00 Ladies & Blokes Training
21/10/2017 19:00 Annual Dinner Dance Social