61st Birkett, July 1 & 2, 2023
Ullswater Yacht Club’s biggest event of the year, the iconic long-distance Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy, is on July 1 & 2, 2023.
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.
There is a separate Birkett website for information about the event.
* Birkett 2022 picture by Tim Olin
Welcome to Ullswater Yacht Club
If you want to learn to sail, improve your racing or simply want to cruise Cumbria’s ‘loveliest of lakes’, UYC offers an unrivalled scenic location and a very warm welcome.
We are a friendly, family-orientated club welcoming anyone with an interest in sailing. Whether it’s an introduction to sailing, RYA training, or competitive racing you’re after, we have it all.
Perhaps some days you don’t want to sail or members of the family want to do something different. Beautiful fells surround our club, with good access for walking and mountain biking.
We have a busy club programme with something for everyone, run national sailing events, an annual sail camp for youngsters, have junior fleets, there’s a super kitchen and bar facilities, we could go on…
The perfect choice
One thing that the pandemic has done is made people appreciate the great outdoors. So if you are considering learning a new outdoor sport that is ideal for all the family, where you can camp on site and take advantage of the expert tuition and great clubhouse and its facilities, UYC is the perfect choice.
Ullswater Yacht Club offers such a wide range of facilities not only the great sailing and teaching but so much more. Our membership covers people of all ages and abilities and offers a great opportunity to meet like-minded families/individuals who may decide to sail during the day then go mountain biking on the fell behind the club. It’s the perfect lifestyle choice for you and the family! For more details please look at the ‘Joining Us’ section, link here:
If you would like to know more, contact: NewMembersSec@ullswateryachtclub.org.uk
We look forward to welcoming you.
Learn to Sail with Ullswater Sailing School
Ullswater Sailing School, which is part of Ullswater Yacht Club, runs a full range of courses and taster sessions to suit all ages and experiences – whether you are a complete novice or an accomplished sailor who wishes to polish your skills. We are a Royal Yachting Association Training Centre and all our instructors are RYA qualified. We have a superb fleet of training boats to suit all ages and experience levels. There are great clubhouse facilities, including changing rooms, and ample parking. Powerboat experiences and training are available too.
For lots more information and to book a course visit the new Ullswater Sailing School website by clicking on the logo above.
Daffodil Regatta, 22 & 23 April 2023
Entries are now open for Ullswater Yacht Club’s first open event of the season, the Daffodil Regatta on Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23. There’ll be daffodils galore at the prizegiving as UYC joins in Ullswater’s spring celebrations in praise of Wordsworth’s favourite flower.
The Daffodil Regatta offers great racing in beautiful surroundings and racers of all classes are welcome. It is also a travellers event for the Musto Skiffs and VX Ones. And the club is pleased to welcome the OK class which has the Daffodil Regatta as a new event on its calendar for this year. Racing will be split into two fleets, a windward/leeward for the asymmetrics and a mixture of courses for the other handicap boats. All fleets will sail six races over the weekend – three on Saturday, start not before 1pm, and three on Sunday, start not before 11am, with a briefing at 11am on the Saturday.
There’s camping and campervan parking on site from Friday. Entry to the event and booking for camping is through the UYC website under the Book Online… Open Events heading or click here: Daffodil Regatta 2023