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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2017 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

Sunday 7th May - Spring series. Class racing. 3 Races. 1st Race 11.00am 

Friday 12th May - RYA Training- 7pm start

Saturday 13th May - RYA Training.

Sunday 14th May - RYA Training.

Sunday 14th May - Spring series. Class racing. 3 Races. 1st Race 11.00am 

Sunday 21st May - Spring series. Class racing. 3 Races. 1st Race 11.00am 

Sunday 28th May - Spring series. Class racing. 3 Races. 1st Race 11.00am 

Sunday 4th June - Spring series - Trophy Day. 

The full 2017 calendar and OOD list can be downloaded here.

Summer Camp 2017


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.

2017 Solo Northern Travellers

A fleet of 19 Solos gathered at West Riding Sailing Club for the second event of the northern series.  Whilst other parts of the country were bathed in sunshine, heavy cloud hung over Wintersett Reservoir, but a decent breeze blew all day to allow the great tight racing you come to expect in the Solo fleet.  At the end of the day only 6 points separated the top 6 placings, and frequently on the water you could throw a pocket handkerchief over the leading 6 or 7 boats, such was the closeness of the racing.

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