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Why join UYC?

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There has never been a better time to join UYC

We are a family-friendly club on the tranquil shores of Ullswater offering unrivalled sailing for all abilities on Cumbria's most beautiful lake.

Our unique location with something for everyone - UYC is at the quiet North-east end of the lake and the village of Pooley Bridge, which is a short walk away, offers a very warm Cumbrian welcome with pubs, shops and award-winning restaurants. We can offer the whole family a relaxed and fun experience on and off the water at our spectacular site.

Relax, sail your way - At UYC we believe that you should enjoy sailing your way. The club caters for all sailors from young to old, beginners to experts, leisure sailors to racing sailors (and some champions), active members to less active members. Our priority is to ensure that all our members enjoy their time at Ullswater in a relaxed, friendly and safe environment.

Members' discount - We have a very active Sailing School which offers RYA courses from taster courses to training at all levels. All members of UYC enjoy 20% discount off all courses and boat hire for as little as £4.50 a day.

Our facilities - Come and relax while enjoying a drink on our panoramic balcony overlooking the lake and the activity on the water. Our clubhouse offers a relaxed friendly atmosphere with bar and galley areas together with changing facilities etc.

Social scene - Ullswater offers a great welcome, we have a very active social calendar run throughout the season by volunteers, this is a great way to get involved and meet new friends.

Boats for hire - If you are still deciding which boats best fit you and/or the family, why not take out one of our club boats to see how they handle (and have a picnic)? For details click on the link below:
UYC boat hire

Family friendly - UYC is very welcoming to all, especially families who choose the club as a place to bring up their children in a fun, engaging and safe environment. Our club officers will introduce you to like-minded families of similar ages, so very soon you will feel part of the family.

All ages - Don't let age hold you back, our membership is open to all ages and UYC offers a great way to keep fit and active whatever age with boats to hire to fit all.

Learn to sail - Most of our instructors have grown up at UYC and learned to sail there. They understand that some newcomers may be apprehensive on the water. So, although they are all RYA trained, they make courses enjoyable for all ages and explain the theory in an easy-to-understand way with safety paramount.

Where to stay - Many of our members are not local and so we offer camping for members on site and limited motorhome spaces. However, with an abundance of options on our doorstep, there is something for everyone.

Get involved - Our club has super employees who are happy to help to ensure your time at UYC is enjoyable and safe. We also run a volunteer rota whereby you would be allocated a 'duty' based on your level of experience. This is a great way to meet new friends.

'We joined UYC with our children ages 6 and 8 in the hope of not only getting them interested in sailing, but for them (and us) to make lasting friendships. Ten years on, we believe it was the single best decision we made as a family. UYC is truly a wonderful club set in a stunning location.' - Mary W.

Joining Ullswater Yacht Club is easy, we have different types of membership to suit your requirements. Details of membership subscriptions and an application form can be found under the 'Membership Fees' tab or click the link below.
Membership fees and Application Form 2024

For more details and/or to arrange a visit, please email: NewMembersSec@ullswateryachtclub.org.uk

Last updated 19:16 on 15 April 2024

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