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.

Want to join West Riding Sailing Club?

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.

Laser Northern Grand Prix Circuit 6th April

Twenty Lasers gathered at West Riding SC on 6th April for the first event in the 2014 Northern Laser Grand Prix Series on a mild but grey and blustery day. The forecast was for 15 knots with gusts building to 30 plus as the day progressed, and by the time race officer Jonathan Gledhill had given his briefing there were enough white caps to send a frisson of excitement through the competitors.


Read more: Laser Northern Grand Prix Circuit 6th April

Learn to Sail

There are only a few places left on the Learn to Sail course.  The dates are:

25-27th April

16-18th May

We cater for adults and children so if you want to attend then please get in touch.  More details can be found in our training section here.

Coming Up

Click here for the 2014 OOD list and calendar

19th April - Learn to Race Day.

20th April - Trophy Day

25th - 27th April RYA Level 1 training

3rd May - Work Day

4th May - Youth /Novice race. 11.00am start.

10th May - Kids Club & Adult Coaching. 1.30pm start

11th May - Solo Open Meeting.


Every Wednesday from 16th April - Wednesday night pursuit race

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