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.

WRSC Newsletter July 2014

The weather has finally turned warmer and offers some good sailing days.  We enjoyed an excellent Summer camp and it has been good to see so many new members to the club joining in the racing.

Some reminders of what’s coming….

Read more: WRSC Newsletter July 2014

Short Series Coming Soon...

Sunday 14th September - Next event

The West Riding Short Series continues on Sunday 14th September with first race starting at 11am.  This is a different format of racing where the races are around 20 minutes long and has been devised as a result of the survey conducted earlier in the year.  The aim to get closer racing and a lot of start practice - a must for everyone!

The format is ideal for people who have learnt to sail over the last 2 years.

Make a date in your diary and come and join us for a great new way to race.

Coming Up

Click here for the 2014 OOD list and calendar

Sunday Summer Series Racing - 11.30am first start (up-to & including 24th August)

Wednesday Evening 2nd Series - 7pm start pursuit race (up-to & including 27th August)

Sunday 31st August - Trophy Day

Friday 5th - Sunday 7th September - RYA Level 1 Training

Saturday 13th September - Work Day

Sunday 14th September - Youth/Novice Race & Short Format Race Day

Saturday 20th - Sun 21st September - RYA Level 2 Training

Sunday 21st September - Bart's Bash

Read more: Coming Up
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