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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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

From Saturday May 23rd Exercise Sailing is allowed for club members



At last some good news. From Saturday the 23 May the club will be open for ‘Exercise Sailing’.

Accompanying this update is the document Covid 19 Exercise Sailing at WRSC’ - A quick guide to the principles and procedures. Please read this asap.

You are by now all aware of the current Government guidelines and rules, and the advice from the RYA, all of which were detailed in our Update 4 issued to members on 13 May. These are constantly under review and we will adhere fully to any subsequent changes introduced by the Government.

We are taking care to minimise the risk of infection transmission and as also stated in Update 4, we have formed a WRSC Covid 19 Team which I am pleased to say has now conducted a risk assessment based on RYA guidance. This has resulted in the Committee’s decision to go ahead cautiously with ‘exercise sailing’ at the club. The WRSC Covid 19 team will continue to meet regularly to review the principles and procedures in the light of advice and experience.

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