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.
Sunday 10th April - Early Spring Frostbite 11am first race.
Sunday 17th April - Early Spring Frostbite 11am first race.
Sunday 24th April - Early Spring Frostbite 11am first race.
Sunday 1st May - Short Race Series.
Sunday 8th May - Solo Open Meeting
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
The full 2016 calendar and OOD list can be downloaded here.
Solo Open Meeting Notice of Race
NOTICE OF RACE
2016 Solo Northern Series- Sponsored by Winder Boats
WEST RIDING SAILING CLUB
Haw Park Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF4 2EE.
SUNDAY 8th MAY 2016
1. Organising Authority
The Organising Authority shall be West Riding Sailing Club (WRSC).
The races will be governed by the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing, the prescriptions of the RYA, the rules of each competing class, the sailing instructions and the local instructions.
Racing will be open to the Solo class.
Entries will be accepted at registration. Entry fees - £15.00 including lunch & refreshments.
Registration is from 9.00am Sunday 8th May 2016, briefing 10.30am.
The first race is scheduled to start at 11.00am.3 races, one discard after 3rd race.One race would constitute a series.
All competing boats should hold a valid measurement certificate, which may be required to be shown at registration, the owner should be a member of the appropriate class association.
8. Sailing Instructions
Sailing Instructions and any Local Instructions will be available at registration, plus amendments thereafter as prescribed in the Sailing Instructions.
9.1 A boat is entirely responsibly for her own safety, whether afloat or ashore, and nothing, whether in the Notice of Race or Sailing Instructions or elsewhere reduces this responsibility.
9.2 It is for the boat to decide whether she is fit to sail in the conditions in which she will find herself. By launching, the boat confirms that she is fit for those conditions and her crew is competent to sail and compete in them.
9.3 Nothing done by the organisers can reduce the responsibility of the boat nor will it make the organisers responsible for any loss, damage, death or personal injury, however it may have occurred, as a result of the boat taking part in the racing. The organisers encompass everyone helping to run the race and the event, and include the organising authority, the race committee, the race officer, patrol boats and launching assistants.
9.4 The provision of patrol boats does not relieve the boat of her responsibilities.
9.5 Each boat is required to hold adequate insurance and in particular to hold insurance against third party.