Please select your home edition
Edition
Armstrong-Logo-Only-728x90 gif TOP

Ullswater Yacht Club VOOM Keelboat Weekend - Preview

by Sue Giles 3 Sep 2021 05:41 PDT 9-10 October 2021
VXOnes racing on Ullswater © Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk

Ullswater Yacht Club is putting the 'VOOM' into an open weekend of racing especially for keelboats on October 9 & 10.

The VOOM Keelboat Weekend welcomes Tempests, Flying Fifteens, VXOnes and SB20s for a six-race two-day event. UYC has a long tradition of keelboat racing. Flying Fifteens were among the first boats sailed at the club when it was founded in 1958 and Tempests have been an established class since the 1960s. Today the VXOne class at the club is thriving and it is one of the biggest fleets in the country.

The Keelboat Weekend is sponsored by VOOM Sports Nutrition, a Lake District company whose CEO is long-time UYC Tempest sailor Robin Higgens. His aim is for the weekend to be a celebration of keelboat racing on Ullswater. As well as two days of competition there will be special catering all weekend with a barbecue on Friday night, an evening meal of Cumbrian Beef and Vegetarian Stew with local produce and entertainment from a live four-piece band on Saturday and breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday morning. And the sponsors are providing extra fun prizes at the prize-giving after the racing.

"Ullswater is just a perfect place to race keelboats offering the potential for big windward/leeward courses. At VOOM we are delighted to sponsor the event which will showcase what a great venue UYC is. We want all our visitors, and members, to have a great time on and off the water over the weekend," said Robin.

Registration will be in the clubhouse on Saturday from 9am to 10.30am and a competitors' briefing will be held at 11am. A maximum of 6 races will be sailed over the weekend with the earliest start of 1pm on Saturday, October 9. The earliest start for races on Sunday will be 10.30am.

Booking for the event, camping/campervans on site and the Friday and Saturday evening meals is on the UYC website, ullswateryachtclub.org/event/522585

For more details about the event please contact Edmund Clarke,

Related Articles

BYS Regional Junior Championships entries open
Taking place in June at various venues around the UK Entries are open for the BYS Regional Junior Championships held over the weekend of 11th and 12th June 2022 for windsurfers and the 18th & 19th June 2022 for dinghies at various venues around the UK. Posted on 19 May
Musto Skiffs at the Ullswater Daffodil Regatta
Some epic sailing and another early season catch up Watching the forecast all week and I knew it would be a roll of the dice how much sailing we'd get in at the weekend, but the ever-powerful FOMO won out and I made the trek from Aberdeen to Ullswater. Posted on 27 Apr
Entry open for the Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy
The iconic event is 'more than just a race' Ullswater Yacht Club is planning diamond celebrations for the 60th Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy on July 2 and 3. 2022 is a special Birkett year as it is also the 60th anniversary of the death of Lord Norman Birkett the 'Saviour of Ullswater'. Posted on 27 Apr
Ullswater Yacht Club Daffodil Regatta
Lots of daffodils, lots of sun and blue sky and lots and lots of wind Ullswater Yacht Club's annual Daffodil Regatta on April 23 & 24 had lots of daffodils, lots of sun and blue sky and lots and lots of wind. Posted on 26 Apr
RS21 Inlands at Ullswater
The race team really had their work cut out for them The inaugural UK RS21 Inlands and SB20 Inland Championships took place at Ullswater Yacht Club over the weekend. With six RS21 teams and three SB20 teams, the weekend was set to be fun-filled kick off to the season for all. Posted on 28 Mar
RYA Winter Match Racing Series event 3
University of East Anglia win final round at Ullswater Spring sunshine and stunning scenery set the backdrop for the third and final round of the RYA Winter Match Racing Series with eight teams competing at Ullswater Yacht Club. Posted on 23 Mar
Busy 2022 racing programme at Ullswater Yacht Club
Including the 60th Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy Ullswater Yacht Club launches into the 2022 racing season with a packed sailing programme for club members and ten major open events for visiting racers. Posted on 3 Feb
UYC Open Winter Series 2021
A blue sky welcome on the final Sunday at Ullswater There was a blue sky welcome for competitors at the last Sunday of Ullswater Yacht Club's Open Winter Series on Sunday, December 19. Posted on 21 Dec 2021
Ullswater Yacht Club's new-look Open Winter Series
Banish the winter blues and take part in the weekly Sunday-only event Winter is coming - Ullswater Yacht Club's new-look Open Winter Series starts on Sunday, November 7 and continues until Sunday, December 19. Posted on 20 Oct 2021
VOOM Keelboat Weekend at Ullswater
Forty-seven sailors in 21 boats compete Forty-seven sailors in 21 boats competed in the VOOM Keelboat Weekend at Ullswater Yacht Club on October 9 and 10, enjoying six close windward/leeward races against the beautiful backdrop of the Lakeland fells. Posted on 11 Oct 2021
Vaikobi 2021 Boots - FOOTERSOUTHERN-SPARS-AGLAIA-SPARS_728X90 BottomLloyd Stevenson Catalyst 45 728x90px2 BOTTOM