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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Laying Up Tickets On Sale Now

Sunday 19 January 3.00-7.00pm
Otley Courthouse, Courthouse Street, Otley LS21 3AN

Yeadon Sailing Clubs annual prize giving event will be breaking from the normal format and will take place on a Sunday afternoon. Food and entertainment will follow the prize giving session. Afterwards people are welcome to continue the evening with a visit to some local pubs in Otley.

Buy your tickets from a committee member and or online using the following links. If you buy online your tickets will be available on arrival.

If you have any spare prizes for the raffle, then these would be most welcome. The will be something for everyone at this years laying up supper with Commodore Tony 'Laughter' Dufton providing fun family entertainment. All members and families and friends welcome.

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Thursday, 14 November 2013

AGM 2013 to be held at 8pm on Thursday 5th December in the clubhouse


Friday, 1 November 2013

Yeadon Sailing Club Streaker Class Open Meeting 19th Oct. 2013

A dull morning without much wind greeted a very good turnout of Streaker sailors. With eleven visitors representing eight clubs, these were Tees and Hartlepool, Welton, Pennine, Sheffield Viking, Hollingsworth, Ripon, Scammonden, and Rotherham plus four home sailors.

A well organised National Twelve fleet headed by Tim Gatti O.O.D and his assistants Tony Dufton(Heron fleet) and Howard Chadwick did a splendid if difficult job with the wind conditions and made for a good days racing.

Race one
As would be the pattern for the three races Alan Gillard Sheffield Viking S.C. dominated this race with some skilful sailing, but just behind him a battle was being closely fought for the remaining places between Sally Ratcliffe and Ian Lees ScammondenS.C, Chris Wright Ripon S.C. and Peter Tyerman Pennine S.C.  Sally held her place for lap two but fell back to eventually finish third on the third and final lap, Ian moving to second and Chris holding on to fourth.  It was now time for lunch, a very tasty hot meal was served by our usual four club ladies how they manage such splendid fare in such a small kitchen is remarkable.

Race two
The Easterly wind had strengthened and a change of course enabled us to complete five laps, Pete Cogill Rotherham S.C. had a great start but was unfortunate to sail to the wrong first mark and dropped back through the fleet, a problem perhaps of not knowing the Yeadon water. Past the line first for the part lap was Richard Long Hollingworth S.C.  with Alan second, but by the end of lap one it was Alan and Ian first and second which they kept to the finish Alan with a very big lead. Peter together with Dave Smith Pennine third and fourth.  Lap two saw Peter third again Dave had dropped back to be overtaken by Chris who had sailed well from eighth place on lap one, and by the finish overtook Peter for third place.

Race Three
The wind had dropped again after refreshments and a change of course, but it was still strong enough for a good race. From the first lap it was Alan and Chris a position they would keep to the finish. A battle was going on for the minor placing's, Dave Butler, Welton S.C. who was well down on the second lap pulled up to third on lap three but was beaten to fourth by Chris at the finish.  Further down the race very close together for the second and third laps it was Pete, Dave Smith , Ian and Peter Kitchen Tees and Hartlepool, but this group had split up by the final lap.

Placing's at the end of a good days racing were

Ist        St1832              Alan Gillard                 Sheffield Viking S.C.
2nd.     St1754             Chris Wright                Ripon S.C.
3rd       St1784             Ian Lees                      Scammonden S.C.
4th        St1801             Peter Tyerman            Pennine S.C.
5th        St1691             Dave Butler                 Welton S.C.
6th        St1683             Peter Cogill                 Rotherham S.C.

The Northern Paddle Series special prizes Sponsored by Sail Register

Richard Long              Hollingworth S.C.
Paul Metcalfe             Yeadon S.C.
Report written by Paul Metcalfe
Photographs by John Cheetham

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Solo Open Meeting 2013 - Yeadon Sailing Club

Up to 8 Solos competed in the Yeadon S C open meeting on 20th October including three visitors from nearby Ripon S C. The fluky light SSE wind, a difficult direction at Y S C, suited the light weather specialists whose main problem was working through the tailenders of the 15 strong Streaker fleet. After an excellent lunch the wind steadied and strengthened. By the third the sun had come out as well making for good sailing. Bill Wilson in his new blue FRP S 5376 had two firsts and left the racing to the remaining 6 boats. Martin Miller S 4622 from Ripon had been challenging for the lead in the second race until he had to retire to go home. After coming second in the second race Peter Robinson, sailing Howard Chadwick’s S 4529, let his son sail the third in his place which left him fourth overall. Tony Langley , Yeadon, in his wooden S 4163 was second overall with a 2nd and a 3rd. Andy Cheetham from Ripon in S 4485 received his engraved tumbler and bottle of wine for coming third with a 4th and a 2nd. Our thanks to Tim Gatti and the National 12 fleet for the smooth running of the event and to the ever dependable galley crew for food and refreshments. Bill Wilson

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Squad Success for Harriet !

After a year that has taken the Lee family to numerous sailing clubs all over the country to attend training and open events I’m please to let you know that Harriet’s efforts, determination and general good sailing over the year has been recognised and she has been selected for the 2013/14 ITCA (GBR) UK Racing Squad. That means another winter of training and summer of attending more events for her ! A big part of her success has been down to great support from Mum, Dad and William, an equally essential part of the organisation ! So not only is it “Congratulations !” to Harriet, it is “Well Done to them all !” Over the year they have been to, in no particular order :- Rutland, Grafham, Pennine, Scaling Dam, Pwllheli, Sunderland, Weymouth, Carsington, Yorkshire Dales, Derwent, Beaver, Datchet, and of course Yeadon. That has been approximately 85 days of Topper sailing in the last 12 months and over the year they have gone through the following boat bits - lower mast section (snapped while training), 2 sails (1 ripped while racing, 1 when the mast section snapped), 2 downhauls, 3 kickers, 3 goosenecks, numerous blocks and metres of ropes and dynema !!!!
Sailing in differing conditions in the Topper Nationals at Weymouth this Summer

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

National 12 Open

It was definitely ‘T’ shirt and shorts weather for the helms and crews of the ten National 12’s that turned up for the Open Meeting at Yeadon last weekend. The warm sun and blue sky belying the fact that it was now early October. The southerly breeze was slightly stronger than the fleet had experienced at Ripon the day before and the gusts and shifts were to increase later in the afternoon, not untypical for this small, enclosed water, causing some boats to stay ashore. Bill Wilson and his Race Team got the fleet off to a clean start in Race 1 and Philip David, crewed by Josh Cowley, who took second place overall at Ripon, were soon leading the fleet in their double-bottomed Feeling Foolish design, N3499 ‘ Out of the Blue’; a position they held to the end of the race. Relative newcomers to N12 Fleet – ex-420 Youth Squad helm, Matt Lulham-Robinson and his crew Ellie Hide, sailing in only their second Class Open in a borrowed boat – Howard Chadwick’s Admiral’s Cup Design 8, N3356 ‘Squidgy Bits’, had a continuing tussle with John Cheetham and his crew Caroline O’Shaughnessy sailing another AC boat, N3209 ‘Rebel’ – a cold-moulded Crusader design, originally built by John in 1983. Eventually, Matt and Ellie settled into the groove and took second place on the finish line. Not far behind in the Vintage Fleet, there was close competition between Brian Kitching and his crew Naomi Bilton sailing in a 1958 Chimp design ‘Just Lucky’ N1657, whose varnish positively sparkled in the Autumn sunshine, and Howard Chadwick with his regular crew Helen Nicholson. Brian and Howard were both in line to win the Vintage Series Trophy depending on the outcome of this meeting and Howard had chosen to relinquish his recently restored China Doll ‘Hoodoo’ N2683, in favour of his trusted Starfish design ‘Triada’ N2266. There can’t be many fleets where you can pick and choose which boat to sail depending on the venue and the conditions! Howard’s choice paid off, however, and after a real ding-dong of a race he finished third, closely followed by John and Caroline with Brian and Naomi having to settle for fourth place. All credit to Naomi who was sailing with a bruised face and a broken nose – the result of an awkward fall in the boat during the second race at Ripon the day before – ‘Just Unlucky’ for some perhaps? Brian Herring and Ros Stevenson sailing another newly restored Starfish, N2345 ‘Bakewell Tart’, did well to take third Vintage position, finishing ahead of another AC boat N3216 – ‘Twice Shy’ sailed by Neil McInnes and Rachel Dean. Tim Gatti and Gill Bilton sailing in Tim’s recently built 1936 Uffa King design ‘Gruffalo’, struggled in the gusty conditions to match the form they had found at Ripon, where they had taken second place overall in the Vintage fleet in lighter winds. Angus Beyts, who had travelled over 250 miles from Scotland for the weekend, had to quickly adjust to a different boat and crew– Howard’s China Doll ‘Hoodoo’ and Yeadon sailor, Rachel MacHutchon, having previously borrowed ‘Triada’ to sail at Ripon the day before. Simon Moss, sailing with his very young son Thomas, in their newly acquired Crusader - N3331, looking very shiny with lots of string, were doing well until a near collision mid-race caused them to capsize and subsequently retire. Undaunted, young Thomas went out again after lunch in a strengthening breeze and sailed the final two races with his dad, so certainly earned his stripes. In Race 2, following a course change, the finishing order remained similar although John and Caroline managed to sneak past Howard and Helen to snatch third place and Simon and Thomas did well in the blustery conditions to finish seventh behind Neil and Rachel in their ‘Baggy Trousers’. In Race 3, both Brian Herring and Angus Beyts and their crews opted to stay ashore and have an ice cream. Meanwhile, on the water, after a long battle for the lead, Matt and Ellie in ‘Squidgy Bits’ eventually pulled past Philip and Josh to take a very well-earned first place and the prize for the first AC boat. Congratulations to the overall winners of the Tarn Trophy – Philip David and Josh Cowley, to Matt and Ellie for their excellent second place and first AC boat ranking and to Howard and Helen – third place overall and 1st Vintage – which meant that they also won the Vintage Series prize – the Witchcraft Bailer. Other positions are detailed in the attached table. Thanks to all who turned up to sail; to Yeadon Sailing Club’s well-organised Race, Rescue and Catering Teams for a glorious day’s sailing and thanks too must clearly go to Howard for providing almost a third of the fleet racing at Yeadon that day! Tim Gatti N12 Rep Pos Points Boat No Helm Crew R1 R2 R3 1 2 3499 Philip David Josh Cowley 1 1 2 Tarn Trophy 2 3 3356 Matt Lulham-Robinson Ellie Hide 2 2 1 1st AC and 1st Yeadon boat 3 6 2266 Howard Chadwick Helen Nicholson 3 4 3 1st Vintage 4 7 3209 John Cheetham Caroline O'Shaughnessy 4 3 4 5 10 1657 Brian Kitching Naomi Bilton 5 5 5 6 12 3216 Neil McInnes Rachel Dean 7 6 6 7 14 2345 Brian Herring Ros Stevenson 6 8 11 8 15 3541 Tim Gatti Gill Bilton 8 9 7 9 15 3331 Simon Moss Thomas Moss 11 7 8 10 19 2683 Angus Beyts Rachel MacHutchon 9 10 11 Best 2 of 3 races to count

Monday, 5 August 2013

Yeadon Sailors at the 420 Worlds

The British Team

Attached is the report that Yeadon Saliors Matthew and Ben sent back to Crewsaver, who kindly sponser them, after a very competitive 420 World Championships in Spain. "The 2013 420 World Championships were held at the Real Club Nautico Valencia, Spain. Team GBR arrived at the venue a few days early for some pre event training and acclimatisation before the ever rigorous measurement process and fierce competition that would follow. At the opening ceremony where the 27 nations came together to start the event, Ben, as the youngest member of the team, had the honour of being the team GBR flag bearer after which there were great opportunities to talk with other competitors. After placing 7th boy boat in the qualifying series back in England to grab the last place in the team, we had agreed between us and our coaches that ,for us, this would be a “process regatta” in which we would ensure that all of our thought processes and basic techniques were right and not focus too much on our results (as difficult as that may be!). After the three days of qualifying, we were placed in bronze fleet which was slightly frustrating as we only missed out on silver fleet by 6 points – a tiny margin considering the tight nature of the racing. Despite only just missing out on silver fleet, we were determined on performing as well as we possibly could in bronze which we did by going through all the basic processes again and ensuring that our strategy stayed simple. In the three days of racing which followed qualification to conclude the event, we managed to post some good, consistent results including a race win and a second. We finished third in the fleet earning ourselves a bronze medal. We were quite happy with this result, especially as we returned home as the 4th boy boat after only getting 7th in the selectors. Now we go to fly the Crewsaver flag in the 420 nationals and Junior European Championships in Pwllheli, Wales – using what we have learned at the World Championships to move forward." Well done Matt and Ben from every body at Yeadon and best of luck in Pwllheli ! For more details of the Crewsaver range of clothing and sailing equipment please see their website http://www.crewsaver.co.uk/

Thinking of buying a boat?

As part of the last Tuesday night training session on august the 27th. We are running an informal lesion on how to buy a boat. Where you will be able to have a quick go at sailing different classes sailed at Yeadon S.C. At the end of the evening a short lecture on what, where and what to lookout for when buying a boat along with information on what you need to be safe and legal. So if you are thinking of buying your first boat or are simply interested in learning more then please come along. The night will also be open to people who just want to sail as usual. If you are a member with a boat or class captain then by all mean use the night to promote your own class. See you there.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

2013 Heron & Mirror Open At Yeadon Sailing Club

On what started as a dull and blustery day. Yeadon welcomed a total of nine boats, Eight Herons and one Mirror. Both club boats where used by new comers Kieron and Chris in one and Trish and Cath  in the other, well done. Phil Lund made his annual journey from Redsmere sc. Very tired from youth training at filey the day before Jo and Harriet Lee appeared. And, after fine tuning her boat it was good to see Glenis back.


Denis and Jo Beard (Yeadon’s most successful competitors in the past decade) where first to the windward mark in race one. Which saw close racing and positions swapped on every lap. However Veterans Chris Dufton and David Hinks had other ideas and kept Denis on his toes. Chris crossed the finish line first closely followed by David and only 9 seconds behind Chris was Denis. Which meant Denis won the first race on handicap Chris in second and David third.


After a lovely lunch break, thank you to all that helped to make it so.  The wind had decreased and last year’s winner Tony Dufton made a good start and led all the way in the second race. With the traveller Phil Lund working his way up the fleet to finish second. David Hinks after a good start repeated his result in the first race and ended third.


This was interesting stuff as all five leading boats entered the final race could win the Willy Wader, and as the wind dropped right off well.... who knows. As Denis and jo where the only crewed boat in the top five all he had to do was stick with the lead pack. All was going well until halfway through the race and the burgees started to spin. Start up the lottery machine Guinevere. The officer of the day (Mick Bower who did a great job) had hard decision to make send them around again and hope the wind filled in or cut the race short. He did the later and this gave a lucky Tony the win with Phil taking second and another respectable result for Chris coming in third. Final positions where:-

1st Tony Dufton                 H 108     (Yeaddon S.C)
2nd Phil Lund                      H10044 (Redsmere S.C)
3rd Denis and Jo beard      H10070 (Yeadon S.C)
4th Chris Dufton                 H 2876  (Yeadon S.C)
5th David Hinks                  H10327 (Yeadon S.C)
6th Jo and Harriot Lee       M59154 (Yeadon S.C)
7th Glenis Burgess             H 7741   (Yeadon S.C)
8th Kieron Wright              H 8620   (Yeadon S.C)
and Chris Paddy
9th Trish Atkinson             H  8143  (Yeadon S.C)
and Catherine Ward

A good day was had by all. It was great to see the new comers, and more club boats out than previous years. Hopefully we will see more next year especially visitors and Mirrors. A Big Thank you to all that helped.


Sunday, 30 June 2013

Commodore's Weekend 2013

With less than a week to go and the forecast looking good we're all looking forward to our annual Commodore's Weekend. The fun begins at 12pm on Saturday with the "Round the Island Race" and lots more planned for the rest of the day including some short course racing for the Commodore's Cup and afternoon tea. The day will be rounded off with a family BBQ (bring your own food and drink), a quiz and games on shore and the Midnight Race (at 9pm). Sunday will see the fun begin with Raft Building and racing followed by lunch provided by the Catering Committe (please book early so that we have numbers); during the afternoon we will hold the Great Bottle Race - (the highlight of the weekend) and finsh off with some traditional Sunday racing. It promises to be a great weekend of fun and frolics for everyone. Club boats will be available if you don't have your own and there are always helms looking for eager crews. Looking forward to seeing you there!!

Saturday, 1 June 2013

YHYSA 2013


YHSR 2013, a set on Flickr.

Photos from today's Junior racing.