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.
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.
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.
10 visitors joined the home fleet at WRSC on Sunday 2nd April in what can only be described as a light westerly air. With everything in place for a prompt start the wind shifted 90 degrees and failed. After a quick re think, the OOD Jonathan Gledhill set a new course and start line and managed to get the fleet away.