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.
Following the astonishing success last year, when 30,724 sailors set a world record for the biggest sailing event in history, this year’s Bart Bash will take place on 20th September – and you can take part once more at WRSC.
WRSC fundraised to the tune of over £1000 last year – can we do even better this year?
Details on how to enter the event at can be found on http://www.bartsbash.com
You can also use this link to create your own Just Giving page.
We had a great fun day last year with all age groups and abilities coming together to celebrate Andrew “Bart” Simpson. Let’s do it again in 2015.
28 Solos arrived at West Riding Sailing Club to be greeted with a fresh breeze and a bit of sunshine. The racing was close with 3 different winners from each race. Steve Dennison from Hollingworth Lake SC ran out the winner in a tense final race.
Full report to follow..
The 2015 OOD & calendar is available here:
Saturday 4th July - Kids Club and Adult Coaching 1.30pm start
Sunday 5th July - Trophy Day (3 races)
Sunday 12th July - Short Race Format Series
Saturday 1st August - Kids Club and Adult Coaching 1.30pm start (TBC)
Sunday 30th August - Trophy Day
Saturday 12th September - Work Day
Sunday 13th September - Short Race Format Series & Youth / Novice Race
Saturday 19th September - Kids Club and Adult Coaching 1.30pm start
Sunday 20th September - Bart's Bash