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Our Plan for a New Club House

Yeadon Sailing Club has a long tradition of providing excellent racing, training and social sailing opportunities to all members of the community from the Yorkshire Region. Our ability to continue offering these opportunities is at risk, our club house is beyond repair and desperately in need of replacement.

Our vision is to raise enough funds to build a modest but modern and accessible facility to inspire current and future generations of aspiring sailors from the local community, upholding a tradition of grassroots sailing established since 1928 in the heart of Yeadon.

By doing this we will be able to continue to promote the benefits of sailing for mental and physical health and wellbeing across all generations providing enjoyment to sailors and their families, supporters and spectators alike.

Help us lay the foundations for the future of sailing in Yorkshire.

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Monday, 23 November 2015

Help needed for fundraising

At YSC we have lots of great ideas on how we can raise money for a new clubhouse, but we need help from the membership and community to do this. Please take a look at the following list and join us on Sunday December 6th for the 3rd Funding Workshop


If you can't join us then don't worry, you can still help by contacting me at project@yeadonsailingclub.co.uk


Tim B

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Funding Workshop Round 2 Update

Thank you for all those members who came along to the first Funding Workshop a few weeks ago. We had an excellent time pulling together more ideals for funding. We also took the opportunity to firm up the plans we already had to start getting dates in the diary.

The next Funding Workshop will be this Saturday 31st October at the Clubhouse starting 10am until 1pm. Remember this is open to all members, because without you, this isn't going to happen. We currently have an overwhelming number of ideas, but we need to start putting those into action and that means we need members to commit to activities and start planning. Every penny matters and we need every penny if we can raise £275,000

We have put together a small video to remind everyone what we have now and why we need to build a new club to strengthen the future of Yeadon Sailing Club. It's not just about a lick of paint, a ramp and a bit for felt for the roof, we have to go right back to the base and start again.

The see the current funding ideas action list, please click here. Highlights include plans for Tony to sail for 24hours on the tarn, Marcus to run int he Yorkshire Warrior, a YSC cook book, Quizzes, Raffles and much, much more. But more is still needed.

Other activities underway at present:

Without a new lease in place then we will not be able to secure big money funding. Therefore we are currently working with the council to update this. Andrew, Leonie and Howard are currently collecting information from the trustees for the legal documents which are in the process of being drawn up.

Our first submission for planning was turned down on 3 points. Most of these have been resolved, but we have to undertake a Phase 1 Contamination Survey due to the clubs proximity to a landfill. This has been commissioned and John is working hard on getting this in order for the councils planning team.

Fund raising
We are finalising our application for a Just Giving account so that all sponsorship can be collected in a single place. We have donation options available already on the website so please check these out, and DONATE!

We have also setup an account with Easy Fund Raising, this means every penny you spend online via Easy Fund Raising, we get cash back, so please look at using this for all you online Christmas Purchases. http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/yeadonsailingclub/

Chris Gaunt has been working with the marketing team to pull together banners to promote the project, Version 1 can be seen along side.

And finally...
We just want to say a big thank you to club treasurer Louise. Louise is putting a vast amount of work into this project at present, helping to handle the financial matters of the project and put up with the project managers random accounting requests. So please thank her the next time you see her.

Monday, 28 September 2015

Check out the plans!

We recently revealed our plans at the recent Community Engagement Day held at the club on September 13th. If you haven't seen these already then please download a copy here:


Monday, 24 August 2015

Put your sun hats away and get out your thinking caps

South East Elevation
As the summer cracks the flags, the YSC new facilities project team push on!

The council have provided a response to the Heads of Terms regarding the lease, this is a significant step and means we are getting closer to our goal of completing the lease negotiations.

John has been back to the drawing board and update the plans prior to planning submission in September. You can see the latest plans by clicking here

Glenis is pulling together the stakeholder lists as part of her work in engaging the community which is planned to be held at the club on September 13th 11am until 1pm.

Bob and Catherine are preparing to table a funding meeting at the club on September 2nd at 7.30 PM, if you have any money spinning ideas, then come along (let me know if you are planning on it, so I know how many biscuits to get).

I have been recording videos of members recalling how they get into sailing, looking at the progress above this seems like easy work, but it's very helpful in inspiring others to back our cause.

As ever if you have any questions, please contact me at project@yeadonsailingclub.co.uk

Tim B

Monday, 27 July 2015

New Facilities Update From The Building Team

We had a great meeting at the club tonight to talk about the building timeline for our new clubhouse including planning, contracting, knock down and build. This may look very rough, but this is the start of our grand plan. Already started mapping it to Zoho Projects!

Loads to do, but looking good. Thank you Tony and John!

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

New Facilities Project Update

A brief update to the New Facilities Project.

To help with community engagement we will be holding a New Club Facilities Open Day on the Sunday 13th September 11am until 1pm

Please encourage members of the community to signup for the event at the following address:

YSC members are also welcome to come along and help out.

Bob and Catherine are carrying on the good work looking into funding.

Leonie is working hard on the lease with Howard and Andrew, plus we are also reviewing our CASC status for the project.

John has been doing some great work looking at the plans for the new club house, you will see from this image that considerable effort has been made to visualize the future building.

If you have any questions or feel as though you can help in any way towards our vision, then please email project@yeadonsailingclub.co.uk

Facing Facts - Why we need a new Club House and how we plan to achieve it

A few years ago we started to think seriously about our the future of our club house. We explored various options to see how we could upgrade our facilities. The decision was made to build a new club house on the space we have today. A more solid and secure building, with better access and updated facilities.

To explain the what why and how, we have assembled this useful document about facing the facts of a new building project.

Link: Facing Facts - YSC New Facilities Project >

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