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.

Solo Northern Travellers

28 Solos arrived at West Riding Sailing Club to be greeted with a fresh breeze and a bit of sunshine.  The racing was close with 3 different winners from each race.  Steve Dennison from Hollingworth Lake SC ran out the winner in a tense final race.

Full report to follow..


Read more: Solo Northern Travellers

Laser Northern Grand Prix Meeting

Unfortunately due to ongoing construction work, WRSC is unable to host this year's Laser's Northern Grand Prix Series on Sunday 19th April.

We are looking to hold the event later this year and will publish a new date as soon as possible.

Coming Up

The 2015 OOD & calendar is available here:

Saturday 2nd May - Work Day

Sunday 3rd May - Short Race Series Format

Sunday 10th May - Solo Open Meeting

Friday 15th - Sunday 17th May - RYA Level 1 training

Friday 5th - Sunday 7th June - RYA Level 2 training

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