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 February 2015


Although we had planned a workday in January, this never really happened, although some work has been going on behind the scenes. Moles have wrought havoc with the lawn over the past few months but, hopefully, we have now got completely rid of them – for the time being at least. There is good news about the boathouse – work is expected to start next week and Hamish Gledhill will give an update at the AGM.

Read more: WRSC Newsletter February 2015

Coming Up


The 2015 OOD & calendar is available here:

Sunday 1st March - Early Spring Frostbite Series Racing - 11am first start - two races to follow. (up-to & including 12th April)

Saturday 28th March - Work Day

Saturday 18th April - Club Race Training Day - Learn to Race (Adults & Youths) & Fleet Training

Sunday 19th April - Laser Northern Travellers Open Meeting. Notice of Race can be found here and Sailing Instructions for the event here.

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