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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2016 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

Saturday June - Work day. More info here. 

Sunday 29 May Spring Series (Fleet Starts)

First Race 11.00am. 

Sunday 5 June Spring Series (Fleet Starts) 

First Race 11.00am.  

Friday 10 June - RYA Level 2 Training

7pm start

Saturday 11 June - RYA Level 2 Training

10.30am start

Sunday 12 June -  RYA Level 2 Training

10.30am start 

Spring Series (Fleet Starts) First Race 11.00am.

Saturday 18 June - Summer Camp Weekend and evening social. More info here

Sunday 19 June -  Summer Camp Weekend

Sunday 26 June - Summer series (Fleet Starts) First Race 11.00am. 


The full 2016 calendar and OOD list can be downloaded here.

RYA Training Dates 2016

The next dates for RYA training in 2016 are:

Level 1: 13-15th May 2016 (Friday evening start and full day on Saturday and Sunday)

Level 2: 10th-12th June 2016 (Friday evening start and full day on Saturday and Sunday)

Courses get booked up very quickly so if you want to participate please contact Matt Cook.


Summer Camp 2016

Friday 17th – Sunday 19th June

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.

Summer Camp weekend is a great opportunity for WRSC members and their friends and family to enjoy both sailing and non-sailing activities in a relaxed and welcoming environment. The camp opens Friday evening and runs through until Sunday afternoon. 

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