South Yorkshire Sailing Clubs
Ulley Sailing Club is a small friendly sailing club located between Rotherham and Sheffield catering for both racing and casual sailing. Families are especially welcome and the emphasis is on enjoyment – not out and out racing.
We encourage class racing as much as possible but the diversity of boats means that most racing is on a handicap basis. For a class to qualify for its own fleet start there must be at least six registered boats and at present this applies to the Scorpion (15+) Streaker (12+) and Laser (6) classes.
We have a year-round programme of social events, including barbecues, bonfires and trips to external sailing events, but the heart of the club is sailing. We do our racing on Sundays and Thursday evenings, and we run training for members on weekday evenings. We also have a great Kids’ Club on Fridays, and a whole week of fun for the kids in August.
Based at the picturesque Damflask reservoir which although close to the industrial city of Sheffield is situated in the beautiful Loxley valley nestling in the eastern edge on the pennines. The lake has an area of 47 hectares and is owned and run by Yorkshire Water.
Rotherham Sailing Club is a vibrant and competitive family club sailing on Harthill reservoir, which is between Sheffield and Worksop, with easy access from both the M1 and M18 motorways. All boats under 17ft long, which have a Portsmouth yardstick of 1030 or above, are welcome to sail at the club. We have several strong fleets, including Streaker, Enterprise, Topper and Lasers. Other boats sailed Firefly, Miracle, Mirror, Graduate, GP 14, Pico, Leader, Topaz and National 12.
One of the strongest university sailing clubs in the north, we offer full instruction for beginner, intermediates and advanced sailors. We compete regularly in the university team racing circuit and can claim to be one of the top university teams in the North of England.
Ulley Sailing Club is a small friendly sailing club located between Rotherham and Sheffield catering for both racing and casual sailing. Families are especially welcome and the emphasis is on enjoyment – not out and out racing. There are no restrictions on the classes of boat that can be sailed and raced at Ulley. The most popular classes and those, in the opinion of the club, best suited to the reservoir are Enterprise, Laser, Splash Streaker, Topper.