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May 206

Royal Visit

The Clubs facilities are re-opened by HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne


July 2015

Work is in Progress on the Clubhouse Upgrade

For an account of what has been happening since April 2014, see the item by David Holt in the July 2015 edition of Ulley Update.

You can see what the works entail by examining the drawings of the Existing Floorplan and Proposed Floorplan.

April 2014

£50,000 Sport England Inspired Facilities Grant

More momentous news for Ulley Sailing Club:  We have been awarded a grant of £50,000 from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund!
The grant will be used to modify and refurbish the interior of the whole of the clubhouse and visitor centre.  This work will provide significantly improved facilities (a) for Ulley Sailing Club and Wickersley’s Activity Centre, (b) for Friends of Ulley Country Parkand (c) for people who hire the multi-purpose room.
For both Ulley Sailing Club and Wickersley School’s Activity Centre:


1)  The provision of a dedicated disabled changing room. (We are currently speaking to the RYA with a view to Ulley SC becoming a Sailability Centre to help people with disabilities to enjoy the sport of sailing.)  The disabled changing room will also double as an instructor changing room so will be very useful for Wickersley School’s Activity Centre.


2)  There will also be some increase in the usable space in the Ladies and Gents Changing Rooms.

For Ulley Sailing Club only:
3) Extra space in the clubroom to provide a “dry area”.
4)  A sorely needed storage room for the increasing documentation needed for our operations as a RYA Recognised Training Centre and for general Club documentation and small equipment.
For Friends of Ulley Country Park:
5)  An extension to their kitchen, providing a large serving hatch for the sale of soup and hot drinks on Cafe Days.  This will be far more convenient than the current arrangement because they will no longer need to transport hot liquids from the kitchen to the selling table.
6)  An increase in the space available for their Cafe Day operations, achieved by removing the wall between the large multi-purpose room and the front office and replacing it with a fold-away wall.  This will also mean that their non-food sales are not hidden away in the entrance, but are on view to all customers at all times so greater sales should result.
For People who hire the multi-purpose room:
The larger kitchen and the serving hatch, combined with the flexibility of changing the size of the room by means of the fold-away wall, will make the room suitable for a much greater range of activities – family parties, socials, etc – and should therefore increase the number of bookings, thus also providing additional revenue for RMBC

February 2014

RYA Club of the Year 2014

Last year, Ulley Sailing Club received a Certificate of Commendation from the RYA for reaching the last eight in the competition to become the “Club of the Year”.  This year we have gone one better and we are one of the five finalist club (RYA Announcement).

Initially, clubs had to submit an “Expression of Interest” form and a short-list was then asked to prepare 10 Powerpoint slides presenting their case.  To see these slides, .Club of the Year 2014 


Our Commodore says:


“We are all thrilled that Ulley Sailing Club has been selected as a finalist for the RYA Club of the Year 2014 award. The winner will be announced at the Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace on 1stMarch.  Many of our members will be there to cheer us on. 


The club has worked unstintingly to rebuild itself since the disastrous flooding in 2007, renewing equipment, facilities and club boats and attracting many new members through Open Day events and sailing taster sessions.

Last year we were awarded RYA Recognised Training Centre status – a magnificent achievement.


Being selected as a finalist for the Club of the Year award is the icing on the cake for us.


Many thanks to our management committee and to the many other members who have worked so hard in bringing the club to its proud position today.”


David Holt



Celebrating Success

Mark Burkitt On Wednesday 23rd November 2011,   HRH Princess Anne presented our Commodore from 2009 to 2011, Mark Burkitt, with a RYA Volunteer Award for  his Outstanding Contribution to boating. (Click here for the RYA Awards Booklet)   His nomination from the Management Committee of Ulley Sailing Club read as follows: How has the nominee directly influenced the …


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