Formed in 1937, West Riding Sailing Club is one of the largest and oldest sailing clubs in West Yorkshire with around 300 members and 120 boats. We are situated five miles South-East of Wakefield on Wintersett Reservoir with a sailing area covering approximately 100 acres. We are easy to find, being located next to the Heronry Country Park. The club has a wide catchment area spanning Leeds, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Sheffield and Doncaster.
A new clubhouse built in 2006 is the pride of the club and hosts many social activities throughout the year. The club caters for all sailors from the novice to the experienced racer. The club races every Sunday during the year and Wednesday nights during the summer months. The water is open any other time for recreational sailing.
Sunday 21st August - Summer series 1st Race 11.00am
Sunday 28st August - Summer series 1st Race 11.00am
Saturday 3rd September - Kids Club and Adult Coaching 1.30pm start
Sunday 4th September - Autumn series 1st Race 11.00am
Sunday 11th September - Autumn series 1st Race 11.00am
Saturday 17th September - Kids Club and Adult Coaching 1.30pm start
Sunday 18th September - Barts Bash 11am start
Sunday 24th September - Autumn series 1st Race 11.00am (Trophy Day)
Sunday 2nd October - Autumn series 1st Race 11.00am
Sunday 9th October - Autumn series 1st Race 11.00am
Sunday 16th October - Autumn series 1st Race 11.00am
Saturday 22nd October - Streaker Open Meeting
The full 2016 calendar and OOD list can be downloaded here.
Summer Camp 2016
Friday 17th – Sunday 19th June
Summer Camp, possibly the most exciting and enjoyable event of the WRSC sailing and social calendar is nearly upon us and booking forms for this popular event are now available and can be downloaded here.
Summer Camp weekend is a great opportunity for WRSC members and their friends and family to enjoy both sailing and non-sailing activities in a relaxed and welcoming environment. The camp opens Friday evening and runs through until Sunday afternoon.
A stiff breeze and wall to wall sunshine was the forecast for the 2nd leg of the Solo Northern Circuit, sponsored by Winder Boats, held at West Riding Sailing Club on Sunday 8th May 2016. The sun shone, but as competitors rigged their boats they looked out over a glassy lake. OOD, Matt Cook and his team made the call to take an early lunch providing every opportunity for the forecast wind to materialise.