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.
The countdown has started to West Riding SC’s Spring Bank Regatta, with a busy schedule of races at ridiculously low entry fees over the weekend 25 / 26th May.
The racing starts 11.00 am on the Saturday for Lasers, with the first three races counting towards this year’s Northern Laser Grand Prix series, the event having been rescheduled due to lack of wind earlier in the year.
The first race for the Solo and Handicap fleets is at 2.00pm
As usual there will be free camping, with the club and bar open from Friday evening. Reasonably priced food will be available from Saturday lunchtime to Sunday teatime.Read more: Spring Bank Regatta - 25th / 26th May 2013
The West Riding SC leg of the Northern Laser Grand Prix Series held on 7th April was abandoned due to lack of wind.
It has now been rescheduled to take place on Saturday 25th May. Entry fee is a £7 with drinks and refreshments available throughout the day at reasonable prices. The first of three races will start at 11.00 am.Read more: Northern Laser Grand Prix Series **Rescheduled**
Finally we can say spring has sprung and it’s been a busy time at the club.
The first training courses of the year were run over the weekend 26th – 27th April. Seven adults took their RYA level 1 and seven children took their stage 1. Despite strong winds, particularly on the Sunday, all the participants persevered whilst some of our hardier regulars retired to the bar. With lots of smiles and enthusiasm at the end of the weekend, we look forward to the second training weekend of the year on 16th, 17th and 18th May.