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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.

2018 is a very special year for everyone at Ullswater Yacht Club - it's our 60th Anniversary.

In honour of the Diamond Anniversary we have a new version of the UYC Pegasus logo 'Diamond Peggy' and a celebration weekend with events on and off the water will be held on June 16 & 17.

Throughout the year we will be looking back at the fascinating history of the club and how it grew from a group of enthusiasts who loved spending their spare time on beautiful Ullswater to the sailing mecca that it is today - winner of two Club of the Year Awards.

Read about the history of UYC and see some photographs from the early days by clicking on this link: Club history


* The 2018 UYC Programme can be found under the Events tab. The programme, which includes racing, training and social events, camping/motorhome dates and scheduled meetings will be revised and updated throughout the sailing season. The newest version can always be found under Events. The programme was last updated on 3.4.18. 


 

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Sail Camp 2018
15 August 2018 (24 reads)


Thirty-seven budding young sailing ‘Superheroes’ had five days of fun on and off the water at Ullswater Yacht Club’s annual sail camp from July 30 - August 3. Click here for an album of great pictures by Phil Burrage.
Sail Camp 2018


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Cruiser & Keelboat Weekend, August 25 & 26, 2018
02 August 2018 (75 reads)


Ullswater Yacht Club invites all cruiser and keelboat sailors to take part in a weekend of racing especially for them. It includes the Tempest Northern Championships and is a Flying Fifteen Lakeland Grand Prix event. There will be separate courses for Racing Keelboats, Cruisers Full Sails and Cruisers White Sails and we are pleased to welcome Traditional Day Boats from Glenridding Sailing Centre.


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Mirror Nationals, July 24-27, 2018
01 August 2018 (57 reads)


Ullswater Yacht Club ‘turned red’ last week when it hosted the Mirror Class National Championships. A total of 44 of the small dinghies with distinctive red sails took part in the event from Tuesday to Friday July 24 to 27.
Left: Winners Chris and Daisy Fuller. Picture by Frank Stewart



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Memories of UYC in the 1960s
24 July 2018 (132 reads)


This is Wally Riley, aged 14, pictured at Ullswater Yacht Club in 1961. To help us celebrate our 60th Anniversary, Wally has written a delightful account of his teenage years at the club in the 1960s. And yes, he is sailing in his school jumper!



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Birkett 2018, July 7 & 8
09 July 2018 (208 reads)



Above: all the prizewinners. Click on Read More for a full report and details of all the prizewinners
Here is the link to the results:
Birkett 2018 results

And here is the link to Tim Olin's gallery of pictures from the event, thanks Tim, and thanks to Howard Steavenson for bringing his rib for Tim to use as 'press boat':
Tim Olin's Birkett 2018 gallery



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Lord Birkett's granddaughter to present Birkett Trophy
26 June 2018 (261 reads)


Ullswater Yacht Club is going back in time in the run-up to its biggest event of the year, the Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy on July 7 and 8. The club is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and members have been enjoying looking back at its history, collecting memories and old photographs, including pictures from the Birkett which was first raced in 1963, five years after the founding of the club.
Pictured: Lord Birkett in 1947




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Anniversary Weekend, June 16 & 17
18 June 2018 (182 reads)


Members of Ullswater Yacht Club ‘flew the flag’ to celebrate its 60th anniversary with a weekend of special Diamond Jubilee events on June 16 & 17. Left: Aggie and Laia Priestley get ready to cut the Anniversary cake with President Robin Barratt.


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Founder members Peter and Shirley Dowson
11 June 2018 (224 reads)


Peter Dowson, who is now 90, and his wife Shirley were founder members of Ullswater Yacht Club. They live in Cumbria and recently called in to the club to tell us about their memories of the early days and to meet President Robin Barratt.Although the Dowsons had left the club in the mid 1960s when Peter was moved because of his job, and before Robin joined, they found they had many friends and experiences in common.
Pictured: Peter Dowson with Robin Barratt



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New Members Welcome Evening, June 2
05 June 2018 (248 reads)


New members were welcomed to the club at a special event on Saturday, June 2.



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Sail Camp, July 29 - August 3
04 June 2018 (233 reads)


Thanks to Sophie Potter for creating this great poster for Sail Camp 2018



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







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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57th Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy - July 6 & 7, 2019

Birkett queries to: birkett@ullswateryachtclub.org




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Countdown to the 57th Birkett