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Sunday, 16 December 2018

Last Minute Christmas Present ideas

Stuck for that last Christmas present idea for a friend or relative ?
How about a 'Come and Try' Sailing Session at Yeadon Sailing Club on a Tuesday evening in the Spring when the evenings get lighter and hopefully a lot warmer !
See link to our Eventbrite Site :-



News from afar !

Past Commodore Rob Heath and Sue have spent the last couple of years putting their dinghy sailing experience from Yeadon to good use by sailing round the coast of Britain (twice) in their yacht Norman James.
If that wasn't enough they stepped it up a bit this year. They have a new yacht now, a Southerly 480 called Kered that was launched this year. Then after a period of sea trials on the South Coast they set off on an even bigger trip ! First they sailed down to Cascais in Portugal, then island hopped via Maderia, Lanzarote to Mindelo in the Cape Verde Islands.
With a few days there to prepare themselves they set off with a couple of other yachts for 2100 nautical mile crossing of the Atlantic to Falmouth in Antigua.

14 days later they arrived in the Caribbean ! 

Well done to the pair of you !
Enjoying sailing around the Caribbean (after your brief return to Leeds for Christmas)


Photo of Kered off Cabo Verde 
 The photo was taken by Nick Gill from one of the other yachts making the Atlantic crossing with them

Easy Fund Raising for the Club

Please don't forget the Club has setup an account with Easy Fund Raising, this means every penny you spend online with all the main online shops via Easy Fund Raising page, we get cash back for no extra cost to you !
So please look at using this for all your remaining online Christmas Purchases.
Or even when you can't resist a bargin in the January sales ? 

It is very easy to do ! 
For those of you who already have done that firstly "Thank you !" and two it is worth checking that the automatic link you can set up to Easy Fundraising site still works as mine appears to have disappeared during recent computer updates ???

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Winter is on it's way !

A very relevant photo appeared on the old yeadon - memories Facebook page earlier in the week that I have borrowed. This is a photo from 1986 of the Dinghy Park covered in snow. Thank you to Carlo Harrison and John Denison for the photo.
Winter in the Dinghy Park - 1986
In this current wet and windy weather there are some sad looking boats in the boat park with poorly fitting covers, with water in the boats and the covers and generally looking unloved. Before the really cold weather hits, if your boat in still in the Dinghy Park, then please remember to pop down to the Club and make sure it is tied down securely, any water that gets in can drain out and it is winter ready as the damp, frost, frozen water can damage the hull, sails and the rudder and centreboard.
Over the last couple of weeks (apart from the keen Frostbite sailors) there has been a number of members around sorting their boats out for the winter which was good to see. If you cannot get up to the Club due to ill health to check on your boat please let us know and we shall see what we can do to help you.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Maintenance Day - Saturday 17th November

A reminder that the Maintenance Day is on this Saturday Nov 17th.
Please come along anytime in the morning to help spruce up the club and tidy round ready for winter. Bacon sandwiches on offer from Tony !

All welcome, many hands make light work and all that !
Hope to see you there

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Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Last Weekend of the Normal Racing Season

Last weekend we had the last weekend of normal Club racing at Yeadon before the Frostbite Series starts this Sunday. What a great weekend for sailing it was too ! Saturday was warm, sunny and an interesting and gusty breeze, whilst Sunday gave everybody a final warm(ish) but windy blast
Andrew led the the final training session of the season Saturday and had a good turn out of members training, with good fleets for the Club racing both days. Well done to Andrew winning both races on Saturday and Graham and Patrick spliting the honours on Sunday.

On Sunday the Frostbite Series starts with 2 races each Sunday up to the 16th December, first race at 12.00 and the second race after lunch starting at 2.00. Come down and join in either on the water or join the enthusiastic specators and watch therace unfold !

Finally for those of you who think it is too warm for frostbiting don't worry the forecast for this weekend has highs of 6 or 7 degrees !

Wrap up warm everybody !!!!!!!!!!!!

Photos from Saturday

Photo bombed by a gull !

Sunshine on the water !

Thursday, 11 October 2018

CANCELLED - Streaker and Solo Open Meeting - 13th October

Hi everyone,
The forcasts for this Saturday (13th October) at Yeadon all show unsafe wind conditions of 20mph + and gusting up to 55mph. After speaking to the Solo class captain, and stand-in Streaker Class Captain, we have reluctantly decided to cancel the planned open meeting and hence avoid people making un-necessary journeys on the day.  
We will endeavour to confirm this via the Streaker and Solo representatives and their websites/social media etc as well as direct contact with local fleets.

Big apologies,

from the Race Team at Yeadon Sailing Club

Screen Shoot from XC Weather for Yeadon this Saturday

Calmer Open Meeting conditions in 2016