Category Archive: Sailing

News related to sailing.

Feb 27

York goes to the Sheffield Re-Shuffle!

Once again, YUSWC descended on Sheffield for the annual Sheffield Shuffle held by SUSWC on the 12-14th Feb (Re-shuffled date as not to clash with fleet nationals). We attended in force, bringing three student teams (Black, Gold and White) and one Alumni team, the York Puds, who as we discovered have lost none of their talent despite their old …

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Jan 09

Autumn Update!

Halloween Howler 2015

As we move into the new year, it’s time to take a look back at the many things that have been going on at the club over the Autumn term. We began the term by picking up some snazzy new kit for our members to replace some rather well used kit that had seen too …

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Jun 22

Beaver Bash 2015

Beaver Bash 2015 came off as a resounding success. The first day unfortunately provided very little wind, but our social secs came fully prepared with a day of interesting tasks for us to perform to decide who wins the coveted ‘Fresher of the year’ trophy. That evening we had a pleasant meal together at La …

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Apr 27

Roses 2015

Congrats to both the teams who competed in Roses 2015 this weekend! York Blacks achieved a convincing win over Lancaster firsts, and while York Gold were defeated by Lancaster seconds, all the races were close and down to the line. Next big event for the racing team will be the Beaver Bash after exams!

Mar 15

The Big Lash, 14th-15th March

Both York black and York Gold made their way down to West Kirby on the 14th-15th March 2015 for the biggest sailing event with the word big in it, ‘The Big Lash’. The event was a joint venture by both Manchester and Liverpool university sailing club. Manchester organised the racing at the famous team racing …

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Feb 19

Beaver Training session

Follow the link below to a video of one of our training session. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCpdCHaQgw4

Feb 16

BUSA Qualifiers 14-15 Feb

After a rescheduling of the first event, both York black and York Gold were raring to go for the BUSA Northern Qualifiers. With 15 other teams at the event all hoping to qualify, competition was going to be tough. The weather on the Saturday was cool and crisp with only light winds forecast, unfortunately many …

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Oct 26

Halloween Howler 25th-26th Oct

The Halloween Howler is a national Team event run by Leeds sailing club, they invite Uni sailing teams from all over the UK to come compete at West riding sailing club. York arrived on the Friday and was greeted at the reception by an excellent bottle of champs, the best Leeds could offer. Our host …

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Oct 19

Bottled Firefly 18th-19th October

The Bottled firefly event invites teams from the top university sailing clubs to get a weekend of professional coaching and racing. The weekend takes place at West Kirby sailing club,home to generations of legendary sailors. The first day sailing started well with winds of up to 30 knots leading to exciting fast paced sailing on …

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Sep 03

Welcome Freshers!

Hello and welcome to all Freshers interested in getting involved at YUSWC. We cater for all experience levels of sailing from an absolute beginner to a seasoned racing pro. Throughout the year we will be running recreational sessions, team racing events, socials and much much more. Here are some dates for your diary….   Pre-season …

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