Next year, 2023 will mark the 60th anniversary of Flying Fifteens at the Royal Windermere Yacht Club, and in 2022 we are delighted to be hosting the Northern Area Championships. The club Yacht club is situated in Bowness Bay, the centre point of England's longest Lake. The location gives us options to sail in either the North or South Lakes depending on the wind direction on the day and as such we are never short of a variety of courses and conditions.
ABOUT ROYAL WINDERMERE YACHT CLUB:
Being at the club for nearly 60 years is testament to just how good the Flying Fifteen is suited to Lake sailing. The fleet at the club has always been active both at home and on the open meeting circuit, and the standard of racing is very high and competitive throughout the fleet. Recently retired 3 times World Champion Steve Goacher is threatening to sail with us much more this season."
We were one of the first clubs in the North West to resume racing after the first lockdown, and this coupled with the fact that we extended our season to the end of November, sparked a lot of interest in the class, with several new boats joining the fleet and partaking in competitive and exciting club racing. For the 2022 season we now boast 27 boats in the boat park, the majority of whom will be competing in club racing, which takes place Saturday's, Sunday's and Thursday evenings. Double figure turnouts are now the norm rather than the exception.
ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS
For the Northern Championships we are expecting 30-40 boats to sail in exceptional surroundings and enjoy the hospitality that the club has to offer. It's true that the wind can be challenging depending on its direction, but competitors are assured of a warm welcome and a well organised race series. We look forward to welcoming you.
The Royal Windermere Yacht Club will be very pleased to receive your entry for the Northern Area Championships on the 23rd and 24th of April, please complete the scrutineering form here before going to the club website here to enter the event.
NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHPS PREVIEW VIDEO!: