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62nd Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy

Ullswater Yacht Club’s biggest event of the year, the iconic long-distance Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy, sponsored by Magic Marine, is on July 6 & 7, 2024.
The quest for the ‘Holy Grail’ of a Birkett win attracts keen sailors from national champions to novices in a huge range of different boats. More than just a race, it has become a festival of sailing, popular with racers from all over the country.
Entries are now open on the dedicated Birkett website, where more information about the event is available.
Birkett Website
* Birkett 2022 picture by Tim Olin

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Great North Air Ambulance Boat Wash

Sunday saw a pop up boat wash at the club in aid of the Great North Air Ambulance, which is our charity of the year. The junior Preistlys and Shellys kindly offered to give members boats a pre season wash for donations. They raised a fantastic £120 (more donations came in just after the total was announced) and many thanks to everyone who got involved. More »

4 Apr 2024

UYC Welcomes the RYA RTG Optimist Fleet

Ullswater Yacht Club welcomed the RYA RTG Optimist fleet over the 02&03 March 24. The Optimist sailors braved the snowy conditions and took to the calm water of Ullswater. Thanks to volunteers and staff for hosting the event. More »

3 Mar 2024

Youth & Juniors in 2024 - Read all about it

Everything you need to know about Youth & Junior Sailing in 2024 is in a newsletter produced by Y&J rep Andrew Bailey. It's packed full of details about what is on offer in 2024 for our young sailors. The 2024 Y&J Activity Newsletter is available to download below. More »

28 Feb 2024

Daffodil Regatta, 27 & 28 April 2024

This year's Daffodil Regatta is sponsored by Magic Marine and Triggernaut Sunglasses who are offering all entrants 15% discounts on their products. The event will include the Musto Skiff Northern Champs. and RS 200 Northern Champs. as well as class racing for VX Ones and OK's and all class handicap starts for other dinghies, keelboats and cruisers. Enter at the UYC website Daffodil Regatta 2024 More »

6 Feb 2024

Upcoming events

Jun 26

19:00 - Twilight 11

ACH - Start at 19:00hrs
June 28-29

Motorhome bookings for Friday…

Due to Planning restrictions on our site at Ullswater Yacht
Jun 28

07:00 - Waynes 60th Birthday Surprise…

Wayne's surprise 60 th celebration This
Jun 28

13:30 - POETS Points Series 7

The POETS series (Push Off Early, Tomorrows Saturday). Friday afternoon
Jun 28

17:00 - Friendly Friday

Friendly Friday is for everyone, a great way to end
Jun 28

18:00 - POETS Supper

A POETS Supper Details will be made available closer
June 29-30

RS Feva Grand Prix 6 event

RS Feva Grand Prix 6 event
Jun 29

10:00 - Cruiser Social Racing 9

Cruiser Social Racing POETS Style Races on
Jun 29

10:00 - Spring Training 4of4

The Spring Training at UYC is 4 Saturday morning sessions
Jun 29

10:00 - Cruiser Group Coaching

Cruiser Group Coaching - Experienced cruiser sailors available
Jun 29

13:00 - The Pegasus Trophy & ACH Islan…

The Pegasus Trophy For yachts in cruising
Jun 30

11:00 - Cruiser Spring Points Series 1…

Cruiser Spring Points Series Two races using

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