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.
Although we had planned a workday in January, this never really happened, although some work has been going on behind the scenes. Moles have wrought havoc with the lawn over the past few months but, hopefully, we have now got completely rid of them – for the time being at least. There is good news about the boathouse – work is expected to start next week and Hamish Gledhill will give an update at the AGM.Read more: WRSC Newsletter February 2015