Otley Sailing Club


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  • 21 Jul 2022 4:36 PM | Anonymous

    We are saddened and shocked to share the news that Robert Espindola, a long serving Committee Member, Membership Secretary and Director of the club has passed away suddenly whilst sailing in France.

    Our sincere condolences go to Robert's family and friends.

  • 30 Jun 2022 8:02 PM | Anonymous

    Very sad to share the news that one of our founding members, Norman Stephens passed away on 29th June. Our thoughts are with Marlene and the rest of his family and friends.

    As a club, we will be planning a special event to celebrate Norman's life.

    Norman's funeral will be held on Wednesday 27th July, 11.30am at Lawnswood Crematorium. Norman's family have asked that donation are made to Otley Sailing Club in Norman's memory.


  • 31 Dec 2021 10:56 AM | Anonymous

    Given the high levels of infection at the moment, the Committee has made the decision to cancel the usual Faith Lunch held after the Hangover Cup race.

    The Hangover Cup race will still go ahead as planned.

  • 21 Nov 2021 4:21 PM | Anonymous

    On Monday 22nd November, 9.30 - 15.30 there will be no access to the club due to resurfacing works.

    There will be 2 way traffic lights on the main carriageway, and whilst the works are undertaken we will be unable to access the track to the clubhouse. 

  • 06 May 2021 9:54 AM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to Kieron for qualifying as an RYA Dinghy Senior Instructor. 

  • 09 Apr 2021 5:07 PM | Anonymous

    On the sad news of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, our thoughts and condolences are with Her Majesty The Queen, RYA Patron, The Princess Royal and the Royal Family.

  • 17 Mar 2021 6:30 PM | Anonymous

    We are delighted to say that, if all goes to plan, the club will be open for members from Monday 29th March. The committee have been working hard to obtain clarification on what we can do in conjunction with the RYA. As we know things can potentially change at short notice but I am sure you will be pleased to learn that the committee is planning positively. The government is due to release further guidance on 22 March and any changes will be communicated.

    The club has a duty of care to all its members and we need to ensure that we take appropriate precautions to try to keep our club Covid secure. Please note link to RYA “road map” 

    So, what can you do at the club from 29 March:-

    Recreational use of the water is allowed in line with guidelines – rule of 6 or two households.

    Racing – the club is currently working with the RYA to see how racing can go forward

    Only the entrance and disabled toilet can be accessed initially. Please do not use this facility for changing. Hand sanitisers are placed both outside and inside the facility. All clubhouse facilities will be professionally cleaned before use by members and will continue to be cleaned on a regular basis.

    Buoyancy Tests (dinghies)

    Could we remind members that dinghies used at OSC must have an annual buoyancy test before going on the water. As we are not able to carry out formal checks until later in the season, could you ensure that you make an honest assessment of your boat’s seaworthiness. The main check is for the airtightness or buoyancy tanks and bags.

    For boats with built in buoyancy tanks, check around seams, joints and mast foot for cracks or gaps, missing or damaged bungs etc. On water check can be carried out by filling the boat to the brim with water, waiting for 20 mins and then checking tanks for leaks. For boats with buoyancy bags: check that all bags are undamaged, airtight and their securing straps are firmly attached to the boat. Ensure that rigging is in good condition.

    If in doubt, do not go out or ask for advice.

    Insurance Reminder

    All dinghies, canoes, kayaks, windsurfers and paddle board used or stored at the club must have third party insurance. To confirm you are insured, please log into your account on the club website, navigate to your profile page, click ‘edit’ and tick the box that has been added.

    Finally, as restrictions ease, further communication will be sent out regarding the use of club facilities and club activities and events.

    Looking forward to a great season and stay safe!

    Gill Walton, Commodore

  • 05 Jan 2021 6:31 PM | Anonymous

    Unfortunately due to the current situation the club is closed to all members. Hopefully we'll be open again in time for the start of the sailing season. We'll update you all as soon as we can. 

  • 13 Sep 2020 1:00 PM | Anonymous

    See the Upcoming Events section for details and register now for Barts Bash 2020. Maximum 20 boats. Lunch available. Get to the club by 1pm for the big Barts Bash race that starts at 2pm. This is a 1 hour race with silverware for lots of different categories including juniors.

  • 16 May 2020 12:45 PM | Anonymous

    Following the Prime Ministers announcement on Sunday regarding easing of lockdown measures, and with guidance from the RYA, we have revised our policy on sailing and other watersport at OSC during the current period.

    Please see the link. If you have any specific questions not covered here, do get in touch.

    Health and Safety

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