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Here we go... sailing starts on Sunday, March 25

Here we go... sailing starts on Sunday, March 25

Highlight of the year at UYC is the iconic Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy to be held on July 7 and 8. And there will be a warm welcome for visiting competitors at four new open weekends held throughout the sailing season and aimed at specific classes.
The competitive year kicks off with the Daffodil Regatta on April 14 and 15, and open to all classes. The Daffodil Regatta is followed by three more weekend events –  for Conventional Singlehanders in May, Cruisers & Keelboats in August and Asymmetric Classes in October.
“The aim is to concentrate all our efforts and resources on four big events which will be an attraction for visitors in a wide range of classes and ensure that the weekends are well supported,” said UYC racing representative Jon Abbatt. “
The Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy is UYC’s most prestigious event, winning the Cumbria Tourism Event of the Year in 2016 and was voted number eight in the world’s top 50 regattas by Yachts & Yachting Magazine. Two races cover the length of Cumbria’s most beautiful lake with one on Saturday and one on Sunday. Lakeside camping and on-site catering and entertainment all weekend makes the Birkett a true Festival of Sailing.
From August 6 -10, the club is concentrating on family fun with its first Family Learn to Sail Week aimed at members, non-members, sailors, non-sailors, leisure sailors and racers. It’s an ideal chance to have a relaxed week enjoying Cumbria’s most beautiful lake. The club’s Ullswater Sailing School is offering a range of Royal Yachting Association courses during the week and there will be camping and catering on site.
It will be a very busy year at UYC which in 2017 was honoured with the Club of the Year Award twice - by the RYA and by Yachts and Yachting magazine - as it celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2018. The club is holding a celebration Anniversary Weekend for members on June 16 and 17 with activities on and off the water. And on the weekend of September 29 and 30, it shows its commitment to youth sailing by hosting the RYA North West Youth and Junior Championships attracting budding young sailors from all over the region for a weekend of competition. - Sue Giles
Racing action in Flying Fifteens at UYC in 2017

* The Daffodil Regatta Sailing Instructions and Entry Form can be found under the 'Events' tab

Posted on 19 March 2018 (Archive on 16 April 2018)
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