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

Sunday 10th April - Early Spring Frostbite 11am first race.

Sunday 17th April - Early Spring Frostbite 11am first race.

Saturday 23rd April - Youth & Adult race training. 13.30 start.

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







2016 Solo Northern Series- Sponsored by Winder Boats




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).


2. Rules


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.


3. Classes


Racing will be open to the Solo class.


4. Entries


Entries will be accepted at registration. Entry fees - £15.00 including lunch & refreshments.


5. Registration


Registration is from 9.00am Sunday 8th May 2016, briefing 10.30am.


6. Races


The first race is scheduled to start at 11.00am.  3 races, one discard after 3rd race.  One race would constitute a series.


7. Certificates


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. Safety


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.


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