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.

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.


Coming Up

Friday 13th May - RYA Level 1 Training 

7pm start

Saturday 14 May - RYA Level 1 Training  

10.30am start

Sunday 15 May - RYA Level 1 Training

10.30am start

Spring Series (Fleet Starts) First Race 11.00am.


Sunday 22 May - Spring Series (Fleet Starts)

First Race 11.00am. Trophy Day - Laser Sybil Highfield, Solo Trophy

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

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.

Solo Open Meeting 2016

A stiff breeze and wall to wall sunshine was the forecast for the 2nd leg of the Solo Northern Circuit, sponsored by Winder Boats, held at West Riding Sailing Club on Sunday 8th May 2016. The sun shone, but as competitors rigged their boats they looked out over a glassy lake.  OOD, Matt Cook and his team made the call to take an early lunch providing every opportunity for the forecast wind to materialise.  Read more...

Results for the 2016 Solo Open meeting can be found by following the link.

Pictures of the event can be found here and videos here



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