Welcome to YUSWC!

Hello! Welcome to the York University Sailing and Windsurfing Club!

We are a friendly group and welcome all abilities! Feel free to browse the links on the right and above to find out more. You can also contact us via e-mail – sailing@yusu.org or windsurfing@yusu.org . Also feel free to sign up to our mailing list so that you can be kept up to date with when sessions and events are taking place and also find out about our amazing socials!





Firstly, a massive well done for getting to York! The sailing and windsurfing club is really looking forward to welcoming loads of new members from complete beginners to seasoned pros. The club owns 6 Firefly dinghies used for team racing and recreational sailing as well as some brand new windsurfing kit and a couple of new great beginners sailing boats.

There will be lots of sessions in the first few weeks of term catering for beginners and intermediates for both sailing and windsurfing with additional race training for those who fancy trying their hand at team racing.

If you have prior sailing experience and think that you would like to be a part of one our team racing teams then we will be running pre-season training before term begins which we would love incoming freshers to attend – just email sailing@yusu.org if you’re interested!

If you are interested or would like to find out more then come and see us in the Sports Tent at Fresher’s Fair on Saturday Week 1. If you would like to get in touch before then, drop us an email at sailing@yusu.org or take a peek at our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/groups/sailingandwindsurfing/

See you all on the water in October!

The Club:

We mainly sail and windsurf at Beaver Sailing Club (Southfields Reservoir), which is about a 40 minute drive away from the University campus. These trips occur most Wednesdays and Saturdays/Sundays during term time, and you can book yourself a place simply by replying to the emails sent out via the mailing list. Sailing continues all year whereas windsurfing tends to take a break during the slightly chillier winter months (i.e. if it snows).

We will also be going across to Scarborough Yacht Club to join fellow sailors over there in assisting in their weekly races, so if you prefer to crew on yachts let us know!

If you have never tried either of these sports before, be warned. You may end up an addict – constantly looking out for swaying trees and fast moving clouds. It is a breathtaking experience to be out there in two elements. Get on the wetsuit, and give it a go!


See you on the water!