Sail to race

For those wanting to compete against fellow members, West Riding Sailing Club has an extensive racing calendar beginning in January for those eager to get going early extending through to Christmas.


Sail to learn

A full programme of training courses are provided through the club's RYA qualified instructors who can tailor their tution to suit all levels - beginner to expert.


Great socials

In addition to a comprehensive racing calender and training programme, the club has an active social scene with events running throughout the year.

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2016 Calendar

Welcome to West Riding Sailing Club

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.

Coming Up

Saturday 15th October  - October Workday, 10.00am start

Sunday 16th October - Autumn series 1st Race 11.00am

Saturday 22nd October - Streaker Open Meeting

Sunday 23rd October - Autumn series 1st Race 11.00am

Sunday 30th October - Autumn series 1st Race 11.00am

Sunday 6th November - Top Dog Trophy & start of Frostbite series. Three races. 1st Race 11.00am 

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th November - Leeds University Howler event

Sunday 6th November - Frostbite series. Two races. 1st Race 11.00am 

The full 2016 calendar and OOD list can be downloaded here.

2016 Northern Streaker Paddle Series

West Riding Sailing Club will be hosting the last event in this years' Streaker Northern Paddle Series on Saturday 22nd October 2016.

There will be three races, first start at 11.00am Entry fee is £15 which includes lunch and refreshments.

Full Notice of Race can be downloaded here.

Solo Open Meeting 2016

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. 

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