Paul Sheppard has passed on the news that Jim Sheppard, an ex commodore of Yeadon SC, died peacefully on 8th May aged 95 after a long battle with Parkinsons Disease.
Jim joined YSC in the mid 1960s. His first boat was Heron 1492 which he learned to sail guided by notable YSC members such as Arthur Pinkney, Guy Locke and Geoff Wheater. After a few years he swapped the Heron for Enterprise E1107 built by Barry Pratt and Brian Hobley, and later he bought a kit of parts from Bill Bacon and built his own Enterprise E16168. He was a keen sailor and took his boats on various family holidays to The Lake District. Scotland, Anglesey, South Wales and Cornwall, teaching his children Paul & Sally Ann to sail along the way. He was Commodore of YSC in 1976, after which he sailed a Solo until he ‘retired’ from sailing and moved to live in Ripon. More recently he enjoyed visiting the club in 2016, and again on the 90th Anniversary Weekend in 2018.
Do you sail a Topper? It’d be great to see you on Saturday.
Open Meeting is a day of racing specifically for one fleet. We may have
a few visitors from other clubs, but we think the majority of boats
will be from Yeadon. It would be great to see our Topper fleet, new and
old, enjoying sailing on the Tarn.
normally run 3 races, and lunch will be available for sailors and
supporters. Please be changed and ready, with your boats rigged, in time
for the briefing which will be held at 11am.
Cost: £10 per boat including lunch
£8 per boat (without lunch)
£3 for lunch
you are new to racing, you can always follow the fleet round the
course, however, you do need to be able to sail a basic course.
you would like to borrow a club boat, please reply to this email. As
you know we have a limited number of club boats so please let us know if
you are planning to come along on Saturday. They will be allocated in
order of replies received. You could also arrange to share a boat with a
friend and take it in turns to race.
As you are aware we
are running the Club without a Commodore this year, (however
volunteers are very welcome!) so this year for our Annual Summer
extravaganza we are changing things around a bit !
Hence the title “
Not the Weekend.”
So on Saturday 6th
July we are having a Club Day with all the good things that happen on
a typical Commodore’s Weekend squeezed into one great day !
So please let any
Committee member know what things you would like to see run on the
day, and even better if you could volunteer to run an event or an
activity that would be great!!!!
We plan to start at
12 noon with raft building and then follow that with a number of
other events, fun races, relays,
climbing the mast, and of course the bottle race, throughout the
afternoon. After 5pm we are having a barbeque and the Club will
provide the food – burgers, sausages, kebabs, veggie option –
Please sign up via Webcollect (see link below)
can carry sailing in the evening you just enjoy the barbeque and
relaxing with other Club members and friends. Then we will finish
with the Midnight Race as the darkness falls !
look forward to seeing everybody and having a very enjoyable day.
set up an event on WebCollect called “Not the Commodore’s Not the
Weekend”. Please can you let us know that you are coming as soon as
possible by signing up to the event so we can order enough food !
Dear Sir I am selling my old Wayfarer MKI sail No.3362 and wonder if any of your members would like to buy it. It is sailable but needs a lot of TLC as it hasn’t been used for 8 yrs or so. It has a jib, main and spinnaker, a launching trolley and road trailer. I am asking £200 From Heaton area Bradford I can be contacted on 07427 868399 Regards Mick Bull
Hi I have restored N1457 , called Kalishu, and have a wonderful photo of the dinghy sailing on Yeadon Tarn, possibly in the 1950s. I sailed her on Windermere and realised it needed to be sailed by someone more nimble. I want this lovely boat to be used by someone who might appreciate its great history and I would be happy to donate the boat to the club. There is an alloy mast, 2 sets of sails and all the rigging etc. It would need a buoyancy check and a launching trolley. My daughter lives at Kirkstall so we visit Leeds regularly and I will tow the boat down from Newcastle . When restoring the boat I was contacted by the son of the original owner who remembers sailing at Yeadon with his Dad. Best wishes Andrew Thomas
PS this is one of the boats that appears on our club history page!
Unfortunately the club can’t take the boat on itself due to the wooden hull. We don’t have over-winter storage that it would require, and we don’t have enough volunteers for maintenance.
If any Yeadon members are interested in owning & sailing a returning piece of our club’s history, please get in touch with aandsthomas (at) outlook.com.
Yeadon Sailing Club is participating in Push The Boat Out, the RYA’s initiative to get more people sailing. On the 11th of May we’re holding an open day for prospective new members and people who want to try sailing.
Sailing is a fantastic way to keep fit, socialise and learn a competitive sport that can take you around the world. It’s also lots of fun!
Come down to Yeadon Tarn from 11am to meet our members and try sailing. Please wear something appropriate for the weather with a couple of layers, a change of clothes and a towel (there’s a chance you’ll get wet!)