YACHT RACING AT WMBRC
Albeit sailing at WMBRC has only been active for 6 years, we now have the largest club fleet of Beneteau 210/211/21.7 on Lake Windermere and hold 10 Club racing days every year and host several inter club Regattas every year.
Each Race Day starts with two back-to-back Club Series Races, followed after a break for lunch, by one or more additional races.
The club jetties and foreshore can accommodate over twenty boats during racing and has full kitchen , toilets and shower facilities for members and guests. Limited Trailed Boat parking is available to members at a separate annual fee.
Sailing members can enjoy a full active and varied Social programme which is available throughout the year in the beautiful Club House Broad Leys which also has high quality accommodation and Restaurant facilities. For information on membership please contact our membership Secretary.
Alongside the annual Series Races for The Broad Leys Cup, there are races for special Trophies donated by members. Included in these are “The Emerald Trophy” to be competed for on the first Race Day, “The Fiskardo Series Trophy” over the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Race Days, “The Amigo Trophy” on the 3rd Race Day, “The Summer Solstice Trophy” on the 5th Race day, “The Carousel Cup” on the 7th Race Day, “The Commodore’s Trophy” on the 8th Race Day to coincide with the start of Family Week, “The LXV Trophy” presented by Peter and Val White on the last race of the 9th Race Day and “The Laying-Up Trophy” on the last Race Day of the season.
Competitors must complete the Race Entry Form available from the Hon. Sailing Secretary or from the Race Officer, prior to competing in the racing programme.
Racing is governed by The Racing Rules of Sailing published by the RYA as varied by the Club’s Sailing Instructions. Copies of the Club’s Sailing Instructions will be issued upon receipt of a completed Race Entry Form and are also available from the Hon. Sailing Secretary.
The Starting Line is defined in the Sailing Instructions and will normally be the fixed east to west line between the flag mast adjacent to the Race Office at the foreshore and the green buoy marked 4.
Portsmouth Yardsticks for boats registered with the Club, as adjusted for Personal Handicaps, for the start of the season have been calculated by our Handicaps Officer and will be displayed on the Notice Board located at the Race Office. The Sailing Committee reserves the right to adjust these, if appropriate, through the season.
Results for The Broad Leys Sailing Trophy will be determined on the basis of the best results scored by a boat in 50% of the year’s Series Races and the rules governing the award of prizes will be found in the Club’s Sailing Instructions.
Each participating boat must be insured with third party liability insurance with a minimum cover of £3,000,000 and should be registered with the Lake District National Park Authority, displaying the boat’s registration number.
Competing boats must display a form of identification acceptable to the Race Committee; such as numbers on the mainsail and/or numbers affixed to both side of the hull in the vicinity of the bow.
Skippers must ensure that all crew who are not members of WMBRC must be signed into the guestbook which may be found in the telephone box on the foreshore. (The usual restriction to 6 club visits per year, for any one guest, will not apply to active crew members and supporters).
Members wishing to make use of the Club’s Boat Park must comply with the rules published in the current Members Guide.
Any member or member’s guest who is interested in sailing will be welcome to join in on a Sail Day and every effort will be made to enable them to crew on a boat. No previous experience is required and basic sailing kit will be available.
In addition, any member who might be interested in supporting the shore-based activities such as Officers of the Day and assistants, recording, time keeping or safety boat management will be very welcome.