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Family Learn to Sail Week

Location: Ullswater Yacht Club, Thwaite Hill, Penrith, CA10 2NA

Dates: 12 August 2019 - 16 August 2019

Family Learn to Sail Week was a new event for the club in 2018 and was a huge success. In 2019 it promises to be bigger and better. It's a mixture of tuition for those who want it, some racing and lots of family fun on and off the water, suitable for ALL AGES and abilities, and members are encouraged to come along with their children and grandchildren. 

The ethos of the week is family fun for everybody based around the wonderful facilities and location of Ullswater Yacht Club. There will be a mixture of leisure sailing, semi-serious racing, family activities, water-based youth clubs and on-shore family fun, together with a range of Ullswater Sailing School lessons available at a discounted price. Non-sailors will be welcome to join in as they wish or use the club as a base and enjoy everything the Lake District has to offer. We welcome members and non-members, those wishing to camp and those who want to join us on a daily basis. The plan is flexible as it is dependent on the weather. We welcome the input and help of participants to make this a relaxed and fun week. 

Building on the tremendous success of last year's family week Andrew and the team have another action packed week full of family fun for members, friends and guests. Working closely with the sailing school, lessons, youth clubs and private training will all be available alongside the semi-serious racing, leisure sailing and social activities planned for on and off the water. 

We encourage members to come along for all or part of the week, and also use the opportunity to invite your extended family or friends that may look to join the club in the future. We already have planned some racing, leisure sailing, paddle boarding, the hilarious paddleboard Olympics, bottle rockets, art and crafts and lots more. 

Costs: Monday Friday – Members £30 
Non Members (Camping) £180 (family 2+2) 
Non Members (Campervan) £220 (family 2+2) 

For more information, please email Andrew Bailey on or 07801 606 082 (mobile) 01228 523299 (work). 

Learn to Sail with us
Sailing Development Officer Edmund Clarke will be on hand all week looking after the Sailing School and ensuring everybody has a great experience. We would encourage you to book any courses you would like in advance so he can plan. Private lessons for adults can also be arranged, subject to advance booking.

RYA courses

RYA Level One - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Aug 12-14. 

RYA Level Two - Thursday and Friday, Aug 15 and 16. 

RYA Level One and Two - Aug 12-16. 

If you book more than one person on the course there is a 10% discount. Club members get a 20% discount on all courses. Prices to come. 

A Kids Club for young sailors will be held all week - 9.30am till noon Monday to Friday. Club members get a 20% discount. Prices to come. 

For more details, please contact Edmund on Mobile 07826 382612

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Ullswater Yacht Club

Ullswater Yacht Club

Telephone: 01768 486333