Dear Members,                                                                                                                    1st May 2022

      The Season has got off to a great start with the weather providing excellent sailing over Easter Weekend. 

     The following weekend, the R.W.Y.C. held  The Flying Fifteen Northern Championship and World Qualifier.  This was a huge success.  The weekend provided competitors with some of the most testing racing that many have ever seen.  Gusts in excess of thirty knots an hour, from an Easterly direction, provided massive shifts.  Competitors from as far away as Ireland, The Isle of Man and even Australia, were made to feel welcome.  Steve Bewsher did an outstanding job with his Team on both days, managing to set exciting courses.  Steve Goacher and Tim Harper, won the event.  In second place was Jeremy Davy and Martin Huett.  Third place was Nigel Tullett and Gavin Tullett.  Dave Heron and Keith Jamieson did a super job on the organisational front and Royal Windermere Yacht Club Members rallied round, helping to launch and recover boats.  Zoe and her Team provided sandwiches and bacon buns over the weekend and breakfast on Sunday for those who wanted it.  On Saturday night, sixty people sat down to an excellent meal and the Bar was full all evening.  The weekend was completed with scones and cake and the prizegiving.   There was a New Members’ Day on Easter Saturday which went well, with New Members meeting up with Flag Officers, Fleet Captains and Secretaries and our new Centre Manager, Matthew Daly.   Look out for another New Members Day, later this Summer.  

     Matthew “kicked off” our first Youth Sailing Club Event on 29th and 30th April.  Matthew has plans to use Monday nights for introducing Members who wish to improve their racing and/or sailing skills, with personal tuition.  He is now available for Power Boat/Safety Boat and Sailing Sessions.  These are to be booked through Zoe.  In addition, he would like to start Family Nights, or Sunday Mornings, as a Training Session to encourage families to sail together.  The Paddle Board Club which will be starting on 11th May and the 4th May, will be a good chance to meet up and have a drink. Paddle Boards can be booked through Zoe.  Matthew is also keen to try and start Family Nights.  Adult Squad will have started at the end of April, meeting on Sunday mornings – 9.30 am for 10.00 am start.  contact Paul Aston if you wish to attend. 

Duty Roster for Safety Boats and Assistant Race Officer:

     I need to remind everybody that the Duty Roster is there for all to see.  Please do check it regularly and where there are gaps, please volunteer to fill them.  We all need to appreciate that, if there are not enough volunteers for Safety Boats, there will be no racing on that particular day.  Doing duties on the Safety Boats, is a great way to meet new Members and old friends.

Club Ribs:  These are to be used for Safety Boat and Training.

New Members:

     There will be another New Members Day fter the Jubilee Weekend. 

Access to RWYC Clubhouse and Social Events.         Please see the Club Website for details. 

For all Social Events and Meals, please book in with Zoe. 

You will be able to find them on the Website and/or on the Club Noticeboard, inside the Clubhouse.  In all cases please contact Zoe to confirm attendance.


Events Planned for May:

     Friday, 20th May 2022 – Seventeen Foot Dinner

     Monday 30th May 2022 – First Seventeen Foot Race Week  

     An early reminder for the Queen’s Jubilee Weekend – there are many things planned, starting with the R.N.L.I. Wine and Savoury Evening on Wednesday, 1st June, 2022 at 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm. Tickets may be obtained from R.N.L.I. Committee Members. This is followed by a Two Course Hatch Supper, at 8.00 pm and will be £12 per head. 

     Thursday, 2nd June, 2022, Club Racing as per Programme.  A Carvery Dinner will be available in the evening.  Time to be confirmed.

     Friday, 3rd June, 2022, there will be Sprint Sailing for all Fleets.  Six Races per Fleet; Windward Leeward Course;  Course Meeting at 12.00 pm.  More information on Sprints to follow! In the evening there will be a Buffet and Band.

     Saturday, 4th June, 2022, R.N.L.I. Racing followed by a Barbeque.

     Sunday, 5th June, 2022, Club Racing and Tea and Cakes.  Please look out for updates for this exciting Weekend.

Duty Roster

I know I am repeating myself, but the RWYC is run by volunteers who do their best to provide a great programme.  The Duty Roster is an important part of what Members can do for the Club.  Volunteering for Assistant Race Officer and Safety Boat duties, is a great way to meet Members.  Please volunteer for as many duties as you wish.


Website and Sailing Events, 2022 Sailing Programme:

Ian Bertram has been busy updating the Website.  You will find much to interest you, including 2021 Racing Results and the 2022 Racing Programme t. 


May 2022 –

Friday 20th May 2022 – 17 Ft Dinner

Monday 30th May 2022 – commences the first 17ft Race Week.  This concludes Wednesday 1st June.


2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th June 2022 – is the Queen’s Jubilee Weekend.  The RWYC has several social and sailing events planned, including the RNLI Social Event and Regatta.   

Saturday 25th June 2022 – The Windermere Challenge, in aid of the RNLI


Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July 2022 – Cruiser Interclub Championships 2

Sunday 10th July 2022 – GP 14 Northern Bell Championships

Monday 18th July – Wednesday 20th July 2022 is the second 17ft Race Week. 


Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August 2022 – Cruiser Interclub Championships – RWYC Hosting Event


Saturday 25th September 2022 – Solo Open Meeting


     Penny and myself are looking forward to seeing you at the RWYC. We are generally around on Friday evenings throughout the year and Saturdays’ during the Sailing Season.  


With Best Wishes,


Nick Aubrey  (Commodore, RWYC)