Otley Sailing Club


  • 30 May 2015 11:13 AM | Anonymous

    Double Gold for Otley Sailing Club Junior Powerboaters!


    The whole team with 4 winners! 


    (left to right:  Olivier Greaves, Oliver Scott-Caro, Ben Rawson, Hannah Davison, Olivia Walker, Rebecca Clarke)

    Weeks of practice paid off for the youngsters of Otley Sailing Club on Saturday 30th May when they won double Gold medals at the Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire Regional Final of the Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship. Otley Sailing Club sent a team of 6 youngsters to compete.

    The Honda Championship is divided into two age groups; 8-12 years and 13-16 years. Each competitor completes a slalom course driving a powerful RIB (rigid inflatable boat) and the fastest time with no penalties wins in each section. The winners qualify for the National Finals at the Southampton Boat Show in September.

    30 young powerboaters from clubs around the region took part in the competition which was hosted by Welton Waters Adventure Centre near Hull.  The youngsters from Otley Sailing Club showed the benefit of training as they left many of their fellow competitors in their wake, achieving some fast times even in the blustery, breezy conditions. Some fast times were set and 1st to 4th places were only separated by 4 seconds!

    First place in the junior class for 8-12 year olds went to Otley Sailing Club and this group was won by 12 year old Oliver Scott-Caro from Ilkley. Oliver attends Ilkley Grammar School and his time was 1min 35secs.

    At 1min 26secs, the best time of the day was set by 14 year old Ben Rawson from Rawdon, winning the 13-16 year old groupBen attends Benton Park School in Rawdon and began sailing at Otley Sailing Club a year ago.

    Otley Sailing Club swept the board in the 13-16 year old class, winning all the top three slots. Rebecca Clarke from Ilkley was second (Guiseley School), with Hannah Davison from Silsden third (Woodhouse Grove School).

  • 22 Apr 2015 8:26 PM | Anonymous
    Looking to try sailing?

    Want to get back out on the water?

    Fancy trying something new with the family?

    Why not come and join us at Otley Show on 16th May 2015 on The Show Ground lake from 10.30am. 

    Visitors to Otley Show will have the opportunity to try sailing with an RYA dinghy instructor on the show ground lake for a small donation to club funds. Anyone who is big enough to fit into one of our buoyancy aids can have a go!

    All children must be accompanied by an adult. This is run as part of the RYA Push The Boat Out


  • 30 Jan 2015 8:20 PM | Anonymous

    Good news was received today from our good friend Caroline Thompson-Hayes


    Otley Sailing Club now has a Registered Charity Number 1,160,253


    Caroline has worked hard over a long year plus to put all the required information forward to the charities commission resulting in the news today

    The first step was to change the club to a limited company then we were able to apply to the charities commission.

    Work putting the documents together came from Ian White with information from David Pollard, Nigel Hulley, Matt Thomas, Norman Stephens, Chris Moran, Peter Fox, Eric Lee

    We have now a list of Directors in charge of the clubs affairs who oversee the management committee to keep things all legal


    I hope you join me in thanking all concerned for the work put in on behalf of Otley Sailing club to make this happen

    The Charity is aimed at providing sailing to ALL and with this great news we can all benefit and see the club grow into the future



    Paul Karran


    Otley Sailing Club

    Registered Charity Number 1,160,253

  • 06 Dec 2014 11:47 AM | Anonymous
    The building works are now substantially complete. The club now has improved changing facilities, a wet room for Sailfree users and a new path to the club house.
  • 26 Sep 2014 9:48 PM | Anonymous

    To All members,


    Help will be needed in the club house to prepare the store room and changing rooms for the builders to start work. The new wet room and upgrade to the flooring in male and female changing rooms require the whole area being cleared with benches removed roof space clearing and store room moving into the genny house.

    A list of all jobs will be on the whiteboard in the club.

    Please come and help with the work load on Wednesday 1st Oct & Thursday 2nd - 9th & 16th from 7:30 - 9:30 approximately 


    Thank you all,

    Paul Karran


    Otley Sailing Club 

  • 23 Sep 2014 9:28 PM | Anonymous

    Building work is likely to start on improving the club  facilities on the 13 October for external works with the internals starting on the 27th. No sailing during the week but the club will be open at the weekend.

  • 05 Sep 2014 9:26 PM | Anonymous

    Youth club starts again on Sunday 28 September for 4 weeks. Keep an eye on the website for registration.

  • 13 Jul 2014 10:25 PM | Anonymous

    Fun was had by adults and children alike in perfect warm sunny condiitions with just the right amount of wind. Sponsorship of races and proceeds from galley will be donated to the RNLI.

  • 15 Jun 2014 10:16 PM | Anonymous

    Everybody enjoyed the "Cake by the Lake" event on 15 Jun. This raised £265.00 which will be donated to sail4cancer.

  • 13 Jun 2014 9:32 AM | Anonymous
    Our very own Norman Stephens carried the Queen's Baton into Leeds Civic Hall last night to conclude the Queen's Baton Relay event in Leeds.  Norman said it had been a wonderful day and he had been inspired to see the next generation of Leeds sporting young people at events throughout the city.  Well Done Norman. Your 60 years of sporting commitment is an inspiration for all of us.
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