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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Tuesday Night Training and Have a Go Sessions go from strength to strength

Tuesday Night Training and Have a Go Sessions are proving to be as popular as ever. This week Andrew taught trainees and newbies to tack and gybe with shore drills and on the water practise. Next week Tim plans to help you improve this and depending on conditions look at coming along side a boat.

If you have yet to give sailing a try then why not come along. Have a Go sessions are running until August 14th on Tuesdays from 7pm. Don't forget also that if you want to formalise your training then speak to the Leeds Sailing and Activity Centre (RYA Training Centre) next door, they are offering RYA Level 1 and 2 courses until September.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Laser Open Day 13th of May 2012

Conditions: clear sky, south-westerly wind, Force 4
but gusting 5/6.
Six local boats and 2 visitors competed.

Race 1. Nathan Poulton started as he meant to go on, and showed everyone a clean pair of heels. Mick Bower exhibited much promise early on, but the heavy weather decimated the field, allowing the other visitor, Darren Nield, to take 2nd place, with our own up and coming junior, Luke Cowling a creditable 3rd. Our ubiquitous veteran, David Statman, survived the carnage.

Race 2. Sky now cloudy, gusts moving in direction. Darren got off to a good start, hotly pursued by Luke. Nathan caught up and joined in what became a thrilling encounter, although the two more experienced sailors’ gradually increased their speed to an unassailable lead. The wind took further toll of the contestants. Darren held his lead, and Luke arrived a worthy 3rd.

Race 3. By now, the more mature sailors had had enough, and only 4 boats took to the water. Darren took the lead, but his success was short lived, when he engineered a disastrous capsize and saw Nathan disappear into the distance. This left Mick to take 2nd place as both Darren and Luke retired from the race.

The spectators enjoyed the event immensely!


1. 183469 Nathan Poulton UKLA

2. 160362 Darren Nield Elton

3. 166406 Mick Bower Yeadon

4. 191297 Luke Cowling  Yeadon (First Junior, Radial sail)

5. 160687 David Statman Yeadon
6. 167929 Philip Hartley Yeadon

6. 173571 Tim Burnett Yeadon

6. 187497 Andrew Cowling Yeadon

Thanks go to Jo and Dennis as duty officers, Howard for rescue boat, the ladies for the catering and anyone else who was involved with a very enjoyable day.
More photos on the website accessed from the Notice Board, Set named  Laser 2012 Open Day.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Free Tickets to meet Shirley Robertson - Olympic Gold Medalist

Yeadon Sailing Club are pleased to annouce we have 10 free tickets for an event this Wednesday to meet Olypic Gold Medalist Shirley Robertson.

The Event will be held at Clive Brook Volvo in Bradford on Wednesday 16th 18.30 to 20.00pm, there will be food and an excellent opportunity to meet an Olympic star and TV Presenter.

To claim a ticket, please email tdburnett@hotmail.com by 12noon tomorrow (15/05/12) stating who you are and how many tickets you wish to have. Due to ony having a few tickets we'll have to say the maximum is two per household.Tickets will be issued on a first come first served basis.

This offer is for YSC Members only.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Open Day May 12th Yeadon Sailing Club

On Saturday 12th May, Yeadon Sailing Club opens its doors to the public to give you a chance to have a go at sailing.

All you need to bring is a rain coat and old trainers. No experience necessary, our members will take you out on the tarn in one of our club sail boats.

The open day runs from 10.30 until 2.30pm, tea and coffee will be available and all other equipment will be provided. Dress for the weather conditions.

To save time before you arrive then please fill in and print off one of the following consent forms.

Adult consent form
Junior consent form

To find out more about sailing at YSC please click here

At 2pm YSC will be presented with our hard earned Volvo Champion Club status. This recognises our investment in the helping juniors sail. If you are bringing children along to the open day then we ask that they are aged 8 and over, and can follow instructions and fit into our buoyancy aids