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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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I am Team GB Day, August 27
26 July 2016 (334 reads)

We welcome two 2016 Olympic medal winners on Saturday

We are delighted to announce that we will have a visit from two 2016 Olympic medal winners just back from Rio to help us celebrate Team GB's success. They are gold medal winning team sprint cyclist Philip Hindes (he won an Olympic gold in 2012 as well) and taekwondo bronze medal winner Bianca Walkden. They will be joined at our Olympic celebration by two members of the British Sailing Team tipped for Olympic success in Tokyo in 2020, 470 sailor Anna Carpenter and Laser sailor Jack Wetherell.

Ullswater Yacht Club is taking part in ‘the nation’s biggest sports day’ on Saturday, August 27, and is delighted to have been chosen to host the Flagship ITV/Border regional event. The I am Team GB day is promoted by ITV and the National Lottery as a celebration of the Olympics and to encourage everyone in the country to take part in a sporting activity.

The club’s Ullswater Sailing School is running free sailing taster sessions from 10am-3pm with special sessions for disabled visitors as well as other I am Team GB watersports activities. A range of other sports will also be taking place all day on the club site from 10am-4pm. UYC is thrilled to have been selected to host the Flagship event. It is the only event in the North-west and the only sailing venue across the country.

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RS200 Northern Tour Open Sept 10 & 11 2016
16 August 2016 (39 reads)

Ullswater Yacht Club welcomes the RS200 fleet for a Northern Tour Open over the weekend of September 10 and 11. Click on Read More

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Ullswater Regatta, August 6 & 7 2016
10 August 2016 (91 reads)

Ullswater Yacht Club was pleased to welcome visitors from all over the country to the annual August Regatta on August 6 and 7. Almost 50 boats, from small single-handed Toppers to the Olympic Class racing dinghy the 49er and cruisers, took part in the event with two races on Saturday and three on Sunday. Saturday brought gusty medium winds which increased overnight to bring much stronger conditions on Sunday.
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Sail Camp 2016
09 August 2016 (67 reads)

This year we had another awesome Sail Camp with 37 kids attending between the ages of 8 and 14. Click on Read More

There's an album of Sail Camp pictures in our gallery -

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UYC members sail for Cumbria at Schools Nationals
02 August 2016 (87 reads)

The Cumbria Youth Sailing Team, including five members of Ullswater Yacht Club, had great success at the 54th National Schools’ Sailing Association Youth Regatta at Great Yarmouth. More than 300 sailors competing for their counties took part in the five-day regatta hosted by Great Yarmouth & Gorleston Sailing Club from July 24-29. Click on Read More

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Penrith Show/ Volunteers Night, July 23
26 July 2016 (93 reads)

Our first ever trade stand at Penrith Show was a great success. Click on Read More 

There's an album of pictures from the show in the gallery:

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Masters Week, July 11-15 2016
19 July 2016 (0 reads)

Well done to Masters Week 2016 winners Ray Harle and John Wales. There's an album of pictures taken by Liz Amos and Margaret Coates on this website. Click on the Flickr link below.

It's showtime! Visit us at Penrith Show on Saturday, July 23
19 July 2016 (100 reads)

Eleven-year-old dinghy sailor Violet Simpson is helping Ullswater Yacht Club launch its first ever trade stand at Penrith Show. Click on Read More

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Birkett winners - Matty and James Lyons from UYC
04 July 2016 (451 reads)

Local sailors Matty and James Lyons won the Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy in a 49er at Ullswater Yacht Club on July 2 and 3. Our good friends, photographers Tim Olin and Paul Hargreaves have put together two excellent galleries of pictures from the weekend. Thanks to them for spending two days on the water, just to get these excellent shots of all the action.

For full results go to Events > Racing Results > Open Event 
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Birkett 2016 winners Matty and James Lyons

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Three class events in one weekend, June 25 & 26
29 June 2016 (145 reads)

Competitors from all over the country took part in three separate class championship events at Ullswater Yacht Club on June 25 and 26. The Tempest Class held their National Championships, the VX One Class, their Inlands and the 29ers were competing in the seventh round of the national Harken Grand Prix series. Click on Read More

New Tempest national champions John Robinson, right, and Lindsay Whitehead, left, with Vice Commodore Rick Boyce


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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

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Countdown to the 55th Birkett

Featured Events

10/09/2016 11:00 RS 200 Open Meeting, Saturday and Sunday
22/10/2016 19:00 Annual Dinner Dance Social