National 12s at YORKSHIRE OUSE S.C.

Club Address

Yorkshire Ouse Sailing Club
Front Street
YO19 4RR

Commodore Mrs C J Preston
Secretary Mrs M Purkis
Fleet Captain Mr B J Clark (N3447 and N2938)

Founded 1938

Classes Sailed National 12 and Enterprise, plus Handicap fleet

OS Reference SE 598 456

  N12 club

About the Club

Naburn provides classic river sailing on the River Ouse, about five miles south of York. The clubhouse is a 200 year old building which was once the village blacksmith's shop, adjacent to the old ferry slipway, and has a pleasant lawn running down to the river's edge.

About Sailing

Courses extend over the river from Naburn lock downstream, and to the old Naburn railway bridge upstream. On several occasions each year there are trophy events which extend all the way up the river to York itself and back. Racing takes place on Sundays from late March to early November, when there are two fleet races a day (first start 11.30am) and on Wednesday evenings from April until late July when the Twelves and the Enterprises race in one fleet on level handicap (starting at 7.30pm). Members traditionally gather in the bar after Wednesday night sailing, whether or not they've been afloat!

Members are able to launch and sail at any time, and a summer evening spent pottering on the river is hard to beat!

About the Boats

Older National Twelves perform as well as, if not better than, more modern designs, with successful designs ranging from vintage clinker boats (China Doll, Whisper etc), through Cheshire Cat to the more modern Crusader and Design 8 Designs.

Visiting boats are most welcome