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 9th April - Early Spring Series. 3 Handicap Races. 1st Race 11.00am
Sunday 16th April - Early Spring Series. 3 Handicap Races. 1st Race 11.00am
Sunday 23rd April - Early Spring Series. 3 Handicap Races. 1st Race 11.00am
Saturday 29th April - Youth and Adult Coaching (incl Kids Club) 13.30 start.
Saturday 29th April - Prize giving and social in the clubhouse. 18.30
Sunday 30th April - Short Race format series
Saturday 6th May - Solo Open Meeting
Sunday 7th May - Spring series. Class racing. 3 Races. 1st Race 11.00am
The full 2017 calendar and OOD list can be downloaded here.
2017 Northern Laser Grand Prix Circuit
10 visitors joined the home fleet at WRSC on Sunday 2nd April in what can only be described as a light westerly air. With everything in place for a prompt start the wind shifted 90 degrees and failed. After a quick re think, the OOD Jonathan Gledhill set a new course and start line and managed to get the fleet away.
West Riding Sailing Club hosted the last event in this year's Northern Paddle Series and welcomed 10 visitors to join the lone home boat. A full report will be published shortly but the full results can be found by reading on.