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Tuesday, 29 December 2015

New Notice: Winter Talk Series - Jan 19th


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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Laying Up Supper for the 2015 Season - Sunday January 31st 2016

On Sunday January 31st Yeadon Sailing Club will be holding is annual Laying Supper at Otley Courthouse. 3pm until 9pm. 

This is an excellent event to get together and celebrate the excellent sailing achievements of members over the year. Members young and old will be receiving prizes for racing, training and some special prizes for the hard efforts of individuals.

Alongside the prizing giving we will have entertainment, food and plenty of time to socialise over a hot, cold or warming drink. Members and families young and old are welcome.

Food will be provided by Barnhouse Bistro serving high quality Burgers, Steak, Chicken, Halloumi, South African Hot Dogs choice of breads/buns chips along with pastas, rice and salads. All washed done with something sweet for afters.

Activities will include, a raffle, a quiz and a pocket money auction.

Raffle and auction donations welcome. So if you have chocolates, wine, fun and exciting gifts to donate then please contact Bob or bring them on the night. For the auction we hope to have a range of experiences and gifts available but we are always on the lookout for more.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Funding Workshop Round 2 This Saturday

Thank you for all those members who came along to the first Funding Workshop a few weeks ago. We had an excellent time pulling together more ideals for funding. We also took the opportunity to firm up the plans we already had to start getting dates in the diary.

The next Funding Workshop will be this Saturday 31st October at the Clubhouse starting 10am until 1pm. Remember this is open to all members, because without you, this isn't going to happen. We currently have an overwhelming number of ideas, but we need to start putting those into action and that means we need members to commit to activities and start planning. Every penny matters and we need every penny if we can raise £275,000

We have put together a small video to remind everyone what we have now and why we need to build a new club to strengthen the future of Yeadon Sailing Club. It's not just about a lick of paint, a ramp and a bit for felt for the roof, we have to go right back to the base and start again.

The see the current funding ideas action list, please click here. Highlights include plans for Tony to sail for 24hours on the tarn, Marcus to run int he Yorkshire Warrior, a YSC cook book, Quizzes, Raffles and much, much more. But more is still needed.

Other activities underway at present:

Without a new lease in place then we will not be able to secure big money funding. Therefore we are currently working with the council to update this. Andrew, Leonie and Howard are currently collecting information from the trustees for the legal documents which are in the process of being drawn up.

Our first submission for planning was turned down on 3 points. Most of these have been resolved, but we have to undertake a Phase 1 Contamination Survey due to the clubs proximity to a landfill. This has been commissioned and John is working hard on getting this in order for the councils planning team.

Fund raising
We are finalising our application for a Just Giving account so that all sponsorship can be collected in a single place. We have donation options available already on the website so please check these out, and DONATE!

We have also setup an account with Easy Fund Raising, this means every penny you spend online via Easy Fund Raising, we get cash back, so please look at using this for all you online Christmas Purchases. http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/yeadonsailingclub/

Chris Gaunt has been working with the marketing team to pull together banners to promote the project, Version 1 can be seen along side.

And finally...
We just want to say a big thank you to club treasurer Louise. Louise is putting a vast amount of work into this project at present, helping to handle the financial matters of the project and put up with the project managers random accounting requests. So please thank her the next time you see her.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Streaker’s and Solo’s Open Report from Yeadon Sailing Club

SOLO 1  Tony Dallimore the winning Solo
With a strong turnout of Streakers but sadly only three Solos, competitors were greeted with almost no wind at Yeadon however as the fleet rigged the wind slowly started to pick up from the North East to give a light and changeable breeze.

STR 3 David Hinks Streaker sailor for his 80th birthday
Race 1 saw Ian Lees from Scammonden in Streaker 1826 take an early lead for the part lap however it was Steve Blackburn of West Lancs who then pulled through from second place to take the lead a position he maintained to the end. Ian Priest of Scaling Dam sailed a solid and consistent third place having moved up to third at the part lap in Streaker 1852 whilst Chris Wright of Ripon Sailing club did the opposite in Streaker 1754 a theme that continued for most of the day. In the Solo fleet it was Tony Langley of Yeadon in Solo 4163 taking the early lead but chased hard by Tony Dallimore of Ripon who took the lead on lap 2 in Solo 5367. New to the fleet Bob Dootson also of Yeadon sailed a solid race in third, positions they then held to the end despite some close racing between the two Tony’s.

STR 1 Streaker start
In Race 2 the breeze had increased slightly although still with some very quiet moments in places however the competitors proved very consistent with Steve Blackburn leading the Streaker fleet throughout the race chased hard by Ian Lees then Chris Wright. In the Solo fleet Tony Dallimore again lead the charge with Tony and Bob in hot pursuit. Towards the end of the race the breeze has increased further and settled slightly to give much improved sailing for all.

STR 2 Steve Blackburn leading the Streaker fleet

Race 3 was started promptly to make the most of the breeze which in fact remained throughout the race to give some excellent racing. In the Streaker Peter Kitchen of Tees and Hartlepool clearly liked the increased breeze and led for the first two laps before dropping to third place but then pulling back to finish in second place it was however Steve Blackburn who once again pulled through to take the win with Ian Lees in third place. In the Solo fleet Tony Langley pushed Tony Dallimore hard occasionally taking the lead but in the end it was Tony Dallimore who took his third win of the day and the event,

Steve Blackburn having won the event with three wins thanked Yeadon Sailing Club, in particular the race and catering team etc. for a very enjoyable event. Prior to the prize giving a very special award was presented to local Streaker sailor David Hinks to celebrate his 80th birthday in the coming week. 

Streaker Fleet

Steve Blackburn
West Lancashire Yacht Club
Ian Lees
Scammenden Sailing Club
Ian Priest
Scaling Dam Sailing Club
Chris Wright
Ripon Sailing Club
Peter Kitchen
Tees and Hartlepool Yacht Club
Sal Ratcliffe
Scammonden Sailing Club

 Solo Fleet
Tony Dallimore
Ripon Sailing Club
Tony Langley
Yeadon Sailing Club
Bob Dootson
Yeadon Sailing Club

Report- Howard Chadwick
Photographs- Clare Rutherford

Calling all cooks - Recipes need for the YSC Cook Book

As you know we are trying to raise funds for a new club house. 

We are often ask how we make our soups for the open meeting so I have come up with an idea for a YSC cook book and I need your help, have you got a recipe that you would like to share with all the members maybe one of your Mums or Grandmas recipe or even a tip on how to make your windows sparkle without buying expensive cleaners  if so would you please e mail it to a committee member

Regards Gren 

To submit your ideas, please email: info@yeadonsailingclub.co.uk

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Solo and Streaker Class’s Open Meeting Notice of Race

Open Meeting for:- Solo and Streaker Class’s
To be held on:- Saturday 10th October 2015

VENUE/RACE AREA:   Racing will be held on Yeadon Tarn Yeadon

PROGRAMME:   First race to start not before 11.30 am; Second and third races to follow after lunch.

RACING RULES:   Racing will be governed as defined in the current Racing Rules of Sailing except where amended by the sailing instructions to be issued on entry.

BRIEFING:   There will be a briefing at the clubhouse prior to racing. This will not be held before 11.00 am

S. I’s Sailing Instructions will be issued to all competitors on entering.

SCORING:   Appendix A of the Racing Rules of Sailing shall apply. If three races are held the two best results will count for the overall event, if less than three races are sailed all results will count.

ENTRY FEE:   £10.00 per boat

Rights to use names and likenesses
Competitors automatically grant to the organising authority without payment the right in perpetuity to make, use and show any motion pictures, still pictures and to report on and publish details of the event and finishing positions etc.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Open Meeting Report: Yeadon Sailing Club - Heron & Mirror 26 Sep 2015

Our meeting was well supported this year with 9 local and six visiting boats, from as far away as Essex. Most competitors were in Herons, both crewed and single-handed. Yeadon’s John Wheble was the only Mirror sailor present. Conditions were disappointing with very light and fluky winds from the south-east.

Race 1

After a delay waiting for wind, Race 1 got under way in very light airs. Local Tony Dufton (YSC) took a kind of ‘slow flyer’ off the start, heading well out to starboard of the fleet looking for more wind. It almost paid off – Tony was second at the first mark behind Matthew Pickett (Up River YC), with Andrew Molyneux (Huddersfield SC) third.

Round the course Molyneux made up ground on the leaders, taking over first position after the first complete lap, with Matthew Pickett also passing Tony Dufton. Tony found a bit of breeze and regained second, only to lose it again when totally becalmed.

By this point these three were well ahead of the fleet. At the last mark before the finish Molyneux and Pickett were level coming in to the turn. Andrew Molyneux just got round first and won with Matthew Pickett second and Tony Dufton third.

Race 2

For race 2 the same course was used, the wind was if anything lighter and more fluky than ever. It was noticeable that those who could keep their boat moving in the conditions came out on top. Sailing single-handed was also probably an advantage.

At the start Tony Dufton (YSC) tried the same tactic of moving out to starboard but it didn’t work this time. He sat in a ‘hole in the wind’ for some time. The start took quite a while, some boats taking well over five minutes to cross the line.

At the first mark Matthew Pickett (Up River YC) was first, followed by YSC’s Andrew Cowling in a club Heron and Andrew Molyneux of Huddersfield SC. Pickett began to move well clear downwind, and Molyneux overtook Andrew Cowling to take second. Paul Barnes (Notts County SC) came up and took over third place. At one point Molyneux was sitting totally becalmed while Barnes and Kieron Wright (YSC) were steadily creeping up behind him. However he got going again and came second behind Matthew Pickett, with Jim Robinson of Huddersfield SC third.

Race 3

For the third race the wind swung round to North-east and showed signs of picking up slightly – but only to F1-2. The course was changed accordingly. The start was very slow as the wind died away again.

The solitary Mirror in the Fleet (John Wheble, YSC) got an excellent start but shortly got becalmed. Tony Dufton of YSC was first to the windward mark with R. Stevenson (Huddersfield SC) second and Andrew Molyneux third. Both Molyneux, and Dave Butler with crew Emily Clixby (Welton SC) managed to slip past Stevenson into second and third places.

Molyneux took over the lead at the windward mark, but was in turn passed by Dennis Beard of Yeadon SC coming from behind. On the second lap a light breeze sprang up and boats began to sail properly for the first time.

Andrew Molyneux retook the lead and after another short two-lap race he won, with Dennis Beard second and Matthew Pickett third.

Overall results

First place overall, and the club’s trophy, went to Andrew Molyneux of Huddersfield SC, followed by Matthew Pickett of Up River SC in second, with Jim Robinson of Huddersfield SC coming third and Dave Butler/Emily Clixby (Welton SC) fourth. The first Yeadon boat was sailed by Dennis Beard in fifth place.

The Mirror prize was taken by the only competitor, John Wheble of Yeadon SC.

Prize for the first double hander went to Dave Butler and Emily Clixby of Welton FC.

There was also a prize for the competitor who drove furthest to the event, won by Matthew Pickett (and his Dad!) who drove from Essex to join us.

Thanks are due to the Commodore and Heron class captain at Yeadon for organising the meeting, and to the catering volunteers and officers of the day who did us proud.

Nick Mannix

Yeadon Sailing Club

Many thanks to Butler Boats for many of the lovely photos.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

New Facilities Update - Thinking caps, not sun caps...

In case you have missed some of the progress reports on the New Facilities Project, please find a summary below...

To read more then click here for the blog...
Bob and Catherine are preparing to table a funding meeting at the club on Wednesday September 2nd at 7.30 PM. If you have any money spinning ideas, then come along (let me know if you are planning on doing so, for biscuit forecasting).

The plan is to submit our planning application in mid September. If you haven't seen the latest plans for the building then go to the blog and check them out. John is really being creative with the space to make sure we have the best we can get in the tight space we have.

We have made some good progress recently. The council have provided a response to the Heads of Terms which is a significant step and means we are getting closer to our goal of completing the lease negotiations. Leonie, Howard and Andrew are doing an excellent job with this.

Stakeholder engagement
It's essential that we engage the local community in our plans, both for guidance and support, we are planning a community engagement day on September 13th at 11am in the club house, come along and lend your support. Glenis is making fine preparations for this.

We recently were visited by David Oxley (CBE), the former head of the Sport Lottery fund who was very impressed by what we had to offer and how we run our training, well done Neil and team!

Whats the plan?
Our current projection is to have a new building in place by April 2017. This isn't going to happen without your help, so please contact me if you want to get involved and get behind you club.

Read more about the project here...

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Yeadon Sailing Club to be awarded with a Lottery Small Grant Award for new training equipment

Yeadon Sailing Club is pleased to announce it has been awarded a Lottery Small Grants Award towards new training equipment to support an initiative to get more people sailing, particularly women. We are extremely pleased with this announcement as it reflects the hard work YSC has put into its training programme this year and future plans to get more people out on the water.

Vice Commodore and Funding Organiser Bob Dootson said:

“One of the most common comments we received is that racing is dominated by men, through a combination of this amazing funding and targeted training, we hope to encourage more women on the water.”

Commodore Glens Burgess went on to say: 

“YSC is already well known for its excellent and supportive training, recently one of our female juniors achieved a fantastic result in the Topper Dinghy Nationals, and we want to build on that helping others enjoy the fantastic and rewarding sport of sailing. Look out for details of our new training events for all females, (members and none members), being announced early next year.”

Listen to some of the stories from YSC members.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Weed Control Update - Working with the Fishermen to clear the tarn

Thanks to all the YSC Members and members of the Aireborough and District Angling Association (ADAA) for there help in trying to remove some of the worst of the weed which has appeared over the last few weeks.

A good couple of hours which we all felt made a dent in the weed cover and at least churned up so much mud the sunlight cannot get through to encourage more weed growth. 

A night of discovery, and very smelly at times.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Yeadon Sailing Club On Tour, Friday 28th - Monday 31st August, Ullswater

Please Confirm your booking before June 25th!

Last year we had a fantastic trip to Coniston Water, so you’ll be pleased to hear that we’re going on tour again.

Friday 28th - Monday 31st August (Bank Holiday Weekend)

Waterside Farm Campsite,  Ullswater  - http://www.watersidefarm-campsite.co.uk



Phone Number

Number of Adult Members:

Number of Children Members:

Number of Guest Children:

Number of Guest Adults:

Number of Pitches:

Electric Pitch Required:

Are you bringing your own boat:

Are you able to bring one of the club boats:

It would be great to see as many members and guests as possible at this fantastic weekend.  In order to make this trip as successful as last years,  please do respond as quickly as you can.

Any questions or queries email chris@selectuniforms.co.uk or contact me on 07908 636553.

People coming on this trip and any activities undertaken during it, whether members of YSC or not, come entirely at their own risk.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Saturday Social Sailing Starts For Members This Weekend

Relaxed Sailing
Remember that from this Saturday afternoon (5.30 until 7.30 –ish) until mid-September, we are starting the ‘Social Sailing’ sessions. This is an opportunity for all members to partake in general sailing around the Tarn without having the pressures or time constraints of the race circuit.

Following the ‘Saturday Series’ races, the club water will remain open for a further period. Cover will be provided by the club coaches / instructors.
This gives the opportunity for members to sail around the Tarn in a more relaxed and non-competitive atmosphere, while we will may set a suggested course to follow (wind and weather dependant) there will be no pressures from start times, laps to complete, or finish lines, you will be able to join in and leave at your own pace. Club boats will be available, but if demand is high please ensure they are shared.

For those not wishing to join in a structured course, for e.g. those less confident, or for practising roll tacks, or capsize-and-recovery (or both!) there will be plenty of space allocated. 

Some suggested activities:
• Practising what we have learned
• Improving or trying new skills and techniques
• Trying out different boats
• Trying a boat before buying
• Sail and rig tuning
• Relaxed sailing

Whatever we use the time for, it’s important we respect each other’s space on the water. 

Don’t forget we also have a barbeque and eating area for those who wish to continue to socialise longer into the evenings, soaking up the setting sun (SIC!) and perhaps suitable beverages.

Of course this can only work well if all participants contribute to the events, e.g. providing safety cover, putting the safety boat and club boats away, clearing up the dinghy park, club house and barbeque / eating areas. 

I look forwards to seeing you all out on the water. 

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Yeadon Sailing Club Open Day Success #PTBO15

P1020693Thank you to all those that came down to the 2015 Yeadon Sailing Club Open Day. We had 52 visitors come down to give sailing a go which is fantastic.

Thank you to the club's family of volunteers that ensured that even strong gusts couldn't stop the day being a success.

If you would like to see the photos from the day, then please visit the following link. Flickr Photo Album.

There is also some video from the day, see if you can spot yourself.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Yeadon Sailing Club Laser Open - 10 May 2015

Officer of the Day - Bill Wilson (Solo)
Assistant Officer of the Day - John Cheetham (N12)

Galley - Gren Fletcher, Mary Dawson, Patricia Atkinson, Glenis Burgess

YSC’s first Open Meeting of the 2015 season started with good winds forecast to get stronger during the day. 10 sailors, including 7 visitors from other Yorkshire and Lancashire Clubs raced hard, giving no quarter.

DSC00944Race 1 - Sunny, quite warm, moderate SE winds, gusting 2-3
A good start by Adrian Sandilands (UKLA) who had a decent lead from Ian Lees (Scammonden SC) - a lead which was reversed by the second lap.  Charlotte Greenmalem (Leigh & Lawton SC) had a tremendous last two laps, moving from 3rd to take the race at the finish, closely followed by Adrian in 2nd, with Ian Lees in 3rd place.

Over lunch the decision was taken to run Races 2 & 3 back to back with no tea break, so the galley staff could have a sit down for a bit!

Race 2 - stronger SE winds, gusting 3-4
The wind became stronger with plenty of shifts  - typical of Yeadon SC - causing quite a few capsizes. Laura Beardsmore (Yeason SC) came off the water after a difficult recovery, and, determined to race in the third race, stood dripping around the clubroom for 45 mins until it was time to go back out again.

DSC01952Meanwhile, on the water, Charlotte  was obviously getting used to the shifty Yeadon winds as she sailed away from the rest of the fleet to win her second race.  Also clear of the ‘peloton’ - or rest of the fleet - was Adrian Sandilands, who took second.  There was a hard fight for 3rd place between Ian Lees (Scammonden), Paul Cornish (Scammonden) and Andy Ratcliffe (Rossendale Valley SC).  Ian Lees finally took the honours of 3rd place.

Race 3 - winds gusting 4
After a tiring second race, the fleet went straight into the third race without a break. Undeterred, Charlotte continued to sail brilliantly in even more shifty winds, again getting ahead of the fleet to win the third race.  Adrian was beating Ian Lees, until he capsized giving Ian the chance of getting ahead, so Ian took 2nd place, with Adrian 3rd. The remaining fleet trailed in for the minor places, very tired, glad to finish.

DSC01939Final results
Race 1                                                                                               Charlotte Greenmalen                              
Adrian Sandilands                                                                             Ian Lees                                                                                             Andy Ratcliffe                                                                          

Race 2
Charlotte Greenmalen
Adrian Sandilands
Ian Lees
Paul Cornish

Race 3
Charlotte Greenmalen
Ian Lees
Adrian Sandilands
Andy Ratcliffe

Final Position
1 Charlotte Greemalen
2 Adrian Sandilands
3 Ian Lees
4 Andy Ratcliffe

Laser Radial                           
Jenni Parsons

First Yeadon Sailor                               
Andrew Cowling

We were delighted that Jenni won the Laser Radial Special Award.  After a distinguished career as a Topper sailor, Jenni has been sailing a Laser for just over 2 weeks - this is her first Open Meeting.  Obviously a sailor to watch in the future!

Video round up of the 2015 Laser Open at Yeadon Sailing Club

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Strong winds? Plan 'B' then

Tonight we took the rare decision to suspend sailing due to the strength of the winds. The gusts would have made it too dangerous and it would have been more of a swimming lesson than one of sailing.

With 30 trainees along, we needed a plan B. So we split into small teams and rotated the trainees round in 30min sessions:

We covered:

- Shore drills for tacking and gybing
- Knots
- Powerboat training
- Basic rules
- Rigging

Well done to all the instructors in showing again how adaptable we can be to different conditions and well done to all those who, despite the weather, came along to another successful night at the club.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Notification: Come & Try Sailing at Yeadon Sailing Club @ Weekly from 18:30 to 21:00 on Tuesday from Tue 21 Apr to Tue 14 Jul (Yeadon Sailing Club)

Please see the Yeadon Sailing Club Calender for more information, http://ift.tt/1eABFEO

Notification: Tuesday Night Training @ Tue 5 May 2015 18:30 - 21:00 (Yeadon Sailing Club)

Please see the Yeadon Sailing Club Calender for more information, http://ift.tt/1eABFEO

Notification: Laser Open @ Sun 10 May 2015 (Yeadon Sailing Club)

Please see the Yeadon Sailing Club Calender for more information, http://ift.tt/1eABFEO

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Notification: Junior Race J1 @ Sat 9 May 2015 13:30 - 15:30 (Yeadon Sailing Club)

Please see the Yeadon Sailing Club Calender for more information, http://ift.tt/1eABFEO

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Laser Open at YSC Sunday 10th May

Open Meeting for:-              Laser

To be held on:-                      Sunday 10th May 2015


VENUE/RACE AREA:         Racing will be held on Yeadon Tarn, Tarnfield Park, High Street, Yeadon, LS19 7TA

PROGRAMME:                   First race to start not before 11.30 am; Second and third races to follow after lunch.

RACING RULES:                  Racing will be governed as defined in the current Racing Rules of Sailing except where amended by the sailing instructions to be issued on entry.

BRIEFING:                            There will be a briefing at the clubhouse prior to racing. This will not be held before 11.00 am

 S. I s                                    Sailing Instructions will be issued to all competitors on entering.

SCORING:                         Appendix A of the Racing Rules of Sailing shall apply. If three races are held the two best results will count for the overall event, if less than three races are sailed all results will count.

Series:                                   This event is part of the Northern Grand Prix Laser Open Series.

ENTRY FEE:                          £12.00 per boat.

Rights to use names and likenesses

Competitors automatically grant to the organising authority without payment the right in perpetuity to make, use and show any motion pictures, still pictures and to report on and publish details of the event and finishing positions etc.