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.
2018 Streaker Open
Light winds greeted the 12 Streakers to West Riding Sailing Club on Saturday 20th October for the final event in their Super Series and Northern Paddle Series. By 10.30 with no sign of wind and the OOD Tim Keighley took the decision to have an early lunch and postpone the scheduled start. His patience was rewarded as a gentle south westerly breeze filled in allowing the first race to start at 13.00.