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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 ???