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Apr 09

Race Captain’s Debrief 2015/2016

Term One This year was off to a great start as we managed to get 16 sailors joining us for pre-season training and a record-breaking 31 race-team hopefuls attending our rules talk, kindly led for us by Carol and John Haines. With so many new faces interested in team racing, we were proud to establish …

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Sep 07

YUSWC Trip to Greece 2015

For those of you who might be thinking about joining us this coming year, here is a taster of what we got up to on our trip to Greece this summer. A trip that will be repeated (although to another equally as awesome location) in the summer of 2016! Join up to the club as …

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Aug 13

Welcome Back!

Welcome to YUSWC! Congratulations to all those who are going to be joining us at the University of York in October and who might be interested in joining us sailing and windsurfing! We run beginner and recreational sessions throughout the year as well as training for our team racing squads. If you have prior sailing experience …

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Mar 10

Playoff disappointment for York Black

Over the weekend of the 1st and 2nd March, York Black competed in the BUSA Playoffs, hosted in Birmingham at Bartley SC. Due to the recent bad weather, the BUSA Northern Qualifiers were twice cancelled without a single boat taking to the water. This meant that only 1st teams progressed and 3 teams were drawn …

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Nov 12


Over the weekend of the 9/10th November, York Sailing sent two teams to the Sheffield Shuffle for a weekend of hard fought team racing and fantastic socials. This year, 14 teams made the journey, comprising many Northern teams, a few from Wales and London as well as an old boys team. York Black was represented …

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Oct 28

‘Fresh to Frightening’ Leeds Halloween Howler 2013

With the prospect of the worst storm to hit the UK in a number of years, York Black travelled to Leeds in howling wind and driving rain for the Halloween Howler Team Racing event. The brave team members representing York Sailing were Matt Goacher, Becky Thomas, Tash De La Fuente, George Fuest, Hannah Whiteside and …

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May 06

ROSES 2013: A win for the White Rose on the water

On Saturday, York’s sailing teams once again went into battle against Lancaster in a best-of-5 race series. As reigning champions after a tense match in 2012, York were keen to finish one of their best season’s ever with another Roses victory. Representing the White Rose was Matt Goacher, Jo Bradley, Sam Edom, Annie Brough, Natasha …

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Apr 12

Election Results and AGM Happenings

Elections and the AGM were held on the Wednesday of week 10 (13.3) and as a result we have a few changes in constitution and a new committee. I apologise in advance if details of the evening are a bit confusing as the person writing them (Sam) got more and more inebriated as the night went on. The following …

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Mar 19

Big Weekend at the Big Lash

Over the weekend of 9th and 10th March, a team from York Sailing competed in the Big Lash event hosted jointly by Manchester and Liverpool Universities at the home of team racing, West Kirby Sailing Club. Representing York were Matt Goacher, Jo Bradley, Tasha De La Fuente, George Fuest, Charlie Williams and Will Edwards. A …

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Feb 23

York Black Sail into BUSA Finals

On the weekend of the 2/3 February, two York Sailing teams travelled to Leeds to compete in the BUSA/BUCS Northern Qualifier. In many ways, this event defines a team’s season as success is rewarded with a place in the National Finals in April, the one single opportunity to collect BUCS points for this discipline. Representing …

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