Otley Sailing Club


  • 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.
  • 19 May 2014 12:41 AM | Anonymous
    Otley Sailing Club at Otley Show 2014
    18th May
        Sailing experiences for the public  

    17th of May 2014 saw our first invitation to the Otley Show, we were invited by the organisers to sail some of our boats on the first lake of the estate. Our group of volunteers brought the boats 2 comet trios, 2 Laser Picos, 2 Access boats and the Pioneer rescue boat, all had to me made ready and trailered to the lake then re-rigged, all we launched in to the lake and moored overnight ready for the next day.

    we made a 16ft x 8ft jetty out to the water so the boats could sail up and let people on and off the boats without getting their feet wet, a spectacular construction that stood up to the challenge of up to 6 people at one time.

    The marquee was erected and kitted out with tables and chairs, a changing room and then fencing to usher our guests to the right area. New banners were made by Becky Davison. Becky also had bunting and flyers made, telling the public all about our sailing club and what we do. Christine Hodgson created the official disclaimer documents for signing people in.

    All ready to go - the show opened and what a fantastic day was had by all sun heat and wind made for excellent sailing, people from all ages had a go, I had a number of small children with mums and dads sailing with me - the children were sometimes a little apprehensive but by the time it was ready to return they were loving the experience and wanting to go back for more. Everyone enjoyed the rides and were very polite saying "thank you we really enjoyed the sail", another comment was " I have learned more about sailing in the last 5 minutes than I ever knew, it was great"

    There are some excellent photos from Becky on our face book site, please take a look.

    I would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who contributed no matter how big or small to making this event such a success, initial figures are at over 130 people took up the offer of a sailing experience on the day we will update the total later.

    Looking forward to next year if we are invited, I have booked the weather already.

    Paul Karran


    Otley Sailing Club

  • 12 May 2014 10:37 PM | Anonymous

    We were pleased to accept a donation of £2000 from B&ES- http://www.b-es.org/ (Building and Engineering Services Association) today at the club.

    The money was raised in January at the B&ES Yorkshire Regional Ball held at Cedar Court Bradford.

    B&ES have kindly sponsored Sailfree at Otley for over 8 years.

    The cheque was presented to our Commodore, Paul Karran by Daniel Ball the Yorkshire Regional Chair accompanied by Neil Ashford the Yorkshire Regional Manager.

    This generous donation once again enables the club to offer over 1000 sailing sessions a year to people with a range of needs. Our work is only possible by the hard work of all our volunteers and club members.

    Pictured is Paul Karran OSC, James Hollybank Trust and Daniel Ball B&ES.

  • 24 Apr 2014 9:55 PM | Anonymous
    Following approval from the club membership last year and legal help from Schofielld Sweeney Solicitors the club is one step closer to becoming a charity. A limited company has been formed which was necessary prior to application for charitable status from the Charity Commission which is the next stage. The club is now a company limited by guarantee.

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