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Monday, 31 December 2018

For Sale - Trolley Wheel

For Sale - Trolley Wheel
This is a new pneumatic trolley wheel, still as bought, 360 mm diameter, fits 13 or 25mm axle, cost £18  new, not needed, to a good home only £14.  
I will have it at Yeadon Sailing Club on New Years day when we have the New Years Day Sail, and Fuddle after..  If you are interested please contact Mary Dawson or e-mail via 

Happy New year if you don't make it up to the Tarn on New Year's Day.
Thanks, Mary

Saturday, 29 December 2018

New Year's Day Race and Social Fuddle

Dear All,
Happy New Year !
Just to remind you that the 2019 Season kicks off with the New Yerar's Day Race and Club Fuddle on (not unsurprisingley) the 1st January. The race attracts the keen and hardy, whereas the Fuddle gets a better turnout of members down to welcome the New Year in !
The race starts at 12.00 so please be down in plently of time to get lots of warm sailing gear on if you plan to sail. The Fuddle generally starts once the sailors have come off the water, sometime between 12.30 and 13.00 depending on how cold it is !
It will be great to see lots of people down either sailing or supporting and spectating, and if you can bring some food with you to contribute to the Fuddle that would be good too. The weather forecast for Tuesday is currently looking reasonable for this time of year so fingers crossed for a good day !

Looking forward to lots of you on New Year's Day

Sarah and the Committee


Simon being awarded the Commodore's Bottle as the New Year's Day Winner 2018

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Frostbite Series 2018 Concludes

The 2018 YSC racing season coincluded on Sunday with the completion of the Frostbite Series. This year the Forstbite Series has been closely contested this year with lots of people sailing and a number of boats in the running to take the overall Trophy.
Unfortunately it went out in a bit bit of a whimper ! The day before we had strong winds followed by freezing rain which was horrid and only the really keen turned up for the race and were met by millpond conditions. A race was held but the reduced field struggled to finish a lap and John the OOD finished the race on the water rather than at the Club line.

Overall David in his Laser won the Series (8 pts), Graham was second (9 pts) and Phil was third (10 pts) so it was very close indeed ! It was especially pleasing to see a number people stepping up from the training sessions, getting involved in the racing and getting the necessary number of races in to qualify for the Series with Richard E in 5th, Dominic in 6th (and 1st Junior), Chris S in 8th and Richard B in 11th.

Well done to everybody who sailed !

The next race is the first race of the 2019 season on New Years Day, along with the fuddle.
Come and sail, or do like most members come watch the race and socialise !

See you then !

It doesn't look exciting !

The ducks enjoyed it

what wind ???

Warming up with lunch in the Clubhouse afterwards

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

National Twelve Open Meeting - 7th October 2018

National Twelve Open Meeting at Yeadon     7th October 2018

Following on from the successful National 12 Open Meeting at Ripon SC the day before a smaller, but perfectively formed, fleet assembled at Yeadon on the Sunday to resume battle.
Staunch supporter Angus Beyts had camped overnight at Ripon but with crew issues and a fixed rudder decided not to compete and start his long journey back to Scotland a little earlier.
After a briefing by the Race Team for the day Tony Langley, David Statman and Sarah Cooke the fleet took to the water in a freshening south westerly breeze.  Philip David and Emma Hampshire in 3499 were quick off the line leading John and Allison Cheetham in 3209 then Tim and Christopher Hampshire in 3330 up the first beat.   John and Allison fought through into first place only lose it again to Philip.   Further back Brian and Ros in the only vintage contender filled up on one of the gybe marks and decided to retire.  The excitement of being back in the lead must have been too much for Philip as he fell in also after a rocky gybe leaving John to take the win but recovering to finish second.
After a splendid Yeadon Lunch the fleet again took to the water although Brian and Ros decided the wind was a bit frisky for them so headed in to try the ice cream vans offerings.    Tim Hampshire was first off the line although after the first lap Philip had regained the lead and on lap 3 John also sneaked past into 2nd place.   Further back Neil McInnes and Jon Wheble were sailing in a very consistent 4th place in N3216 followed by Patrick Gaunt and Tony Dufton in Tony’s recently acquired Design 8 N3283.   After some hard racing it was Philip and Emma who took the win closely followed by John and Allison.

Race three was set to be the decider between Philip and John but it was Tim and Christopher who pulled into the lead after the second lap, Philip and Tim swapped the lead numerous times with John snapping at their transoms but in the end Philip and Emma prevailed to take the race and the event win.

Big thanks to the Race Team and the Catering Team who looked after everybody throughout the day and to Ginger Threads for the National 12 embroidered prizes !

Philip David/Emma Hampshire
2 points
John and Allison Cheetham
Yeadon SC
3 points
Tim and Christopher Hampshire
Ripon SC
5 points
Neil McInnes/Jon Wheble
Yeadon SC
8 points
Patrick Gaunt/Tony Dufton
Yeadon S C
10 points
Brian Herring/Ros Stevenson
Winsford Flash SC
12 points

Report and photographs by         Howard Chadwick

The fleet in Race 1 going up the first beat
Philip David and Emma Hampshire N3499 - Overall Winners

John and Allison Cheetham N3209 2nd overall