Embark on a Sailing Adventure with Yeadon Sailing Club’s Pay What You Can Membership

YSC Open Day 20th April 2024

We are thrilled to announce a groundbreaking change to our membership structure for the 2024 season. In a bold move to make sailing more inclusive and available to a broader audience, we have introduced a Pay What You Can-based membership option for all households. This innovative approach aims to break down financial barriers and enable a wider range of individuals to experience the joys of sailing and embark on thrilling adventures on the water.

Nestled next to Leeds Bradford Airport, our club is situated in a stunning parkland setting, perfect for both sailing enthusiasts and the local community to enjoy. As we approach our centenary in just four years, we take pride in our rich sailing history and the incredible achievements of our members, who have sailed to all corners of the globe.

Despite our small size, we have garnered an international following, with over 7k subscribers to our YouTube training channel, and our beginners’ guide to sailing video surpassing an astonishing 1 million views in 2023. On the water, our members have embraced sailing at both club level and beyond, with some taking their Yeadon-born skills around the world.

We understand that sailing may seem like an expensive pursuit to those outside the community. That’s why we have decided to embrace this new approach to membership, democratising access to the joys of sailing.

By joining our club, members will have the opportunity to experience the unparalleled sense of joy that comes with skilfully gliding across the water, powered purely by nature. Sailing is not only fun and exhilarating but can also take you on incredible adventures around the world.

“At Yeadon Sailing Club, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the joys of sailing. The idea for the new Pay What You Can based membership came from a workshop held with members in November 2023 about how we can reimagine membership and make sailing more inclusive. Since it was first discussed, the idea gathered significant interest within the club and beyond. Every step of the journey in finalising the detail has been embraced by members, they are fully on board and excited about its potential. We want everyone to have the chance to discover the freedom and exhilaration that sailing has to offer.”

Tim Burnett, Membership Secretary at Yeadon Sailing Club

Membership starts with a £50 annual joining fee per household. Members can then pay as much as they can afford monthly thereafter as a donation.

To start your new sailing adventure with us, interested individuals can learn more about membership at YSC and register their interest here.

To register your interest in attend our Open Day on the 20th April click here>

As a member of Yeadon Sailing Club, individuals will have access to our facilities and fleet of boats along with being able to participate in training and racing events. We are confident that members, their families, and their friends, both young and old, will fall in love with sailing at Yeadon.

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