Competitor information

We would like to welcome you to Ullswater Yacht Club, and look forward to some great racing. If you have any queries over the weekend, please ask either Jim Wilson, the UYC championships representative who will be introduced at the briefing or Bill Powton the UYC Club manager (usually in the clubhouse or behind the bar).

Ullswater Yacht Club is situated on the north east shore of the beautiful Lake Ullswater, about 2 miles from Pooley Bridge on the Howtown Road.

The Club address for those with Sat Nav is:

Ullswater Yacht Club
Howtown Road
Pooley Bridge
CA10 2NA

Friday Arrival
The Club will be open on Friday evening. Food will not be available at the club on Friday evening however the bar will be open. If you plan to drop boats off Friday evening, please park trailers on the grass immediately on the left after you pass through the club gates. If you plan to unload boats, please unload boats onto the lawn in front of the club and remove trailers from the lawn area.

Saturday Arrival
Parking attendants will direct you as you arrive at the club, there will be a one way system in place to unload boats close to the lakefront. You will then be directed towards parking which is back towards the road, away from the lake front. Please follow the directions of the attendants to make this as smooth as possible for everybody.

Camping on site
Camping is available on site, the campsite is in the lower field (turn left once through the main gates, and the lower field is straight ahead). The Club manager – Bill Powton, will be around on Friday evening in the club house, so if you have any queries, please ask him. Camping is £5 per night for a small (2/3 person) tent and £8 for a large (Family) tent. UYC have a facilities for 12 Campervans at £10 per night, pre-booking is essential, but does not guarantee a pitch as these are allocated on a 1st come 1st served basis and is also dependent upon appropriate ground conditions. All camping is payable at Registration.

Unfortunately caravans cannot be used for overnight accommodation on the Yacht Club site.

Meals will not be available at the club on Friday evening. Breakfasts will be served Saturday and Sunday, with hot meals being available through out the day. A Zone Championship evening meal as been organised for the Saturday evening, tickets will be available at registration. The nearest shop to UYC is a small store within the Park Foot campsite, otherwise there are stores (again fairly small) and café’s at Pooley Bridge.

Registration will open on Friday evening at 6.00 pm until 7.30 pm and at9.00am on Saturday, where you will also be able to pay for camping and Saturday’s evening meal. Please remember to bring your parent declaration form with you for registration. You will also be issued with your event tally number at registration.

Competitors Briefing
Saturdays Competitor welcome and briefing will be held at 10.30hrs, on the front lawn (assuming fine weather). This will be followed by a short briefing with the Championships coach, for all sailors attending their first major event.

Changing rooms and toilets are located immediately on the left through the main entrance to the club. These are likely to be busy over the weekend, so please help keep these as tidy as possible.

For those wanting to check the forecast on the web before arriving, the closest town to UYC is Penrith (for BBC weather) and the best postcode to use for Metcheck is CA11. Please note that Ullswater is a very deep lake, which remains cold through the year, so please bring and wear suitable sailing kit.

For parents wanting to watch the racing, it is envisaged that one course will be viewable from the club, although you may get a better view from walking back up the road towards Pooley Bridge, however (conditions dependant) one course may well be down the lake (towards Howtown), in which case you will have to walk towards the Sharrow hotel to see past the point. There will be a quick briefing on this after the competitor briefing for all interested parties.

Contact Detail
Club Manager: Bill Powton
UYC Clubhouse: 01768 486333
Club website:


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