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.

Coming Up

Saturday 17th September - Kids Club and Adult Coaching 10.30pm start

Sunday 18th September - Barts Bash 11am start

Sunday 24th September - Autumn series 1st Race 11.00am (Trophy Day)

Sunday 2nd October - Autumn series 1st Race 11.00am

Sunday 9th October - Autumn series 1st Race 11.00am

Sunday 16th October - Autumn series 1st Race 11.00am

Saturday 22nd October - Streaker Open Meeting

The full 2016 calendar and OOD list can be downloaded here.

Summer Camp 2016

Friday 17th – Sunday 19th June

Summer Camp, possibly the most exciting and enjoyable event of the WRSC sailing and social calendar is nearly upon us and booking forms for this popular event are now available and can be downloaded here.

Summer Camp weekend is a great opportunity for WRSC members and their friends and family to enjoy both sailing and non-sailing activities in a relaxed and welcoming environment. The camp opens Friday evening and runs through until Sunday afternoon. 

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. 

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