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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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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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Clear-up with help from our neighbours
27 December 2015 (1236 reads)

The big clear-up has started at flood-hit Ullswater Yacht Club - with a little help from some lakeside neighbours. Tony White, operations manager of the Outward Bound Trust, Ullswater & Howtown Centres, provided six outdoor instructors to help UYC in their general clear-up operation. UYC was one of a number of establishments they offered to support.

Hard at work on the storm debris, staff from the Outward Bound Trust Ullswater & Howtown Centres, from left to right: George Porter, Nathan Coward, Martin Barratt, Andrew Harper, Andrew Bennett, David Gracie

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Merry Christmas from UYC
24 December 2015 (0 reads)

To all friends of Ullswater Yacht Club - Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year
and see you all on the water in March.

Love Ullswater sticker
23 December 2015 (966 reads)

We are members of the Ullswater Association which helps members to promote tourism around the lake has been providing advice and information to businesses affected by the floods. Eden Tourism at Eden District Council has been working with the Ullswater Association to design a Love Ullswater sticker.

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A tribute to Honorary Vice Commodore Harold Couzens
15 December 2015 (1355 reads)

We would like to pay tribute to our Honorary Vice Commodore Harold Couzens who sadly passed away last week at the age of 93. Harold, membership number one, helped to found Ullswater Yacht Club in 1958 with his friend Joe Harrison. It was Harold who placed an advert in the Cumberland and Westmorland Herald inviting anyone interested in forming a club to attend a meeting. Eighty people, motorboat owners and sailors, turned up at the Queen’s Head, Tirril, on April 10, 1958, to officially form what was then called Ullswater Motor Boat and Yacht Club. Harold, who was the club’s first Secretary, wrote his own account of the early days of the club and here we are honoured to include some extracts from his recollections.
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Committed to opening in March 2016
14 December 2015 (1297 reads)

We sailors all love water… but not that much water! UYC was hit hard by the storm on December 5 and our thoughts go out to everyone in Cumbria who has been affected.
Just like all the other affected businesses and homeowners in the area, the club is now facing up to the challenge of recovery. The message from Commodore Peter Lewis and all the club officials is that they are totally committed to opening the club at the start of the season, the club opens on March 19, and are confident that strategies are in place to achieve that. Click on Read More...

Flashback to Spring Noggin 2015 on March 22. The aim is to celebrate 'beating the floods' at Spring Noggin 2016 on Sunday, March 20

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Flood update, Wednesday, December 9, 2015
09 December 2015 (1422 reads)

From Marion Marshall: As at Monday afternoon the lake road as far as the club was above the water line with no obstructions. Beyond there has been a landslide and the road is not passable.
 The lake has significantly receded although the club house was still surrounded by water. Unfortunately it has rained overnight. Anyone visiting site should only do so with care. It is recommended that you bring with you some anti-bacterial wipes or means of cleansing your hands following contact with the water or items that have been submerged.
Please do not enter the clubhouse. Various rudders and a Vago sail (number 420 I think) have been recovered and placed in a trailer above the water line. The kiddies will be pleased to know the sand pit has survived although we need more sand!
For some pictures click on Read More. A full album of pictures - 'Flood 9.12.15 Spot Your Stuff' is in Gallery so that members can identify their property.

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Flood update, Monday December 7, 2015
07 December 2015 (1211 reads)

From Marion Marshall:  Now that the water has receded by about 3 feet some of the dinghies have been revealed. It is difficult to identify which dinghies belong to which trailers as they have become separated. We are unable to identify which spaces on the racks were previously occupied by a boat and which have been taken away.
The majority of the separated dinghies/trailers and two Tempest trailers have been moved to higher ground.
Please look at the photos for your equipment. When the roads are safe any member with a boat on site should make sure it is secure.
Currently the road to club is passable but the only access is via Brougham as Eamont Bridge is closed and following the collapse of Pooley Bridge there is no access on the Dalemain road.
All Marion's pictures from today are on this website under Gallery in a new Album called 'Flood 7.12.15'. More information on Read More...

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Flood update, December 6, 2015
06 December 2015 (2426 reads)

This is the situation at the club as at 12 noon on December 6th.  Robin Stanley and Marion Marshall walked through the fields and back by wading through the water - which is not recommended.
The club is not reachable by road. They have taken lots of photos so that people can identify their boats and understand the situation. The cruisers appear to be undamaged but they have not looked at each one.
All their pictures can be viewed on this website under Gallery, in an album called 'Flood 6.12.15.'
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Terry Lyon
02 December 2015 (1144 reads)

We are sorry to hear that Terry Lyon, a former Commodore of Ullswater Yacht Club, passed away on  November 14 at the age of 87 after short illness. Terry is pictured in 1970 with his wife Audrey. Terry's son Phil, who lives in Glasgow with his wife Grace and daughter Heather, was keen for club members to know because for many years Ullswater formed a big part of the lives of the Lyon family –Terry, Audrey, Phil and his sister Sue. Terry was Commodore from 1969 to 1972 and Phil’s memories of the early days at UYC are small slice of the club’s history. Click on Read More...

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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.

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

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18/11/2018 11:00 November Series
25/11/2018 11:00 November Series