Blackpool & Fleetwood Yacht Club

Blackpool and Fleetwood Yacht Club enjoys a magnificent location, situated on the banks of the River Wyre in the midst of an area designated of special scientific interest. The waters are ideal for sailing dinghies, with easy access to the open sea for larger yachts. The footpath, Wyre Way, passes through the club property.

There are no restrictions on what classes can be sailed, typically the dinghy fleet consists of RS 400s, RS 200s, Merlin Rockets, Phantoms, GP14s, Lasers and Toppers. The dinghy fleet is split into a fast handicap fleets (for boats of PN1178 or less) and a slow handicap fleet. Racing takes place year round.

Keel boats and offshore yachts also race year round. Racing from September to March takes place in the River Wyre estuary between Skippool and Fleetwood. In the summer months, racing takes place in Morecambe Bay for suitably equipped yachts. The offshore fleet includes a growing number of quarter tonners, although any yacht can race, with handicaps are allocated by the offshore committee. The club also has a strong and active Soling fleet.

Club Contact Details

Name Blackpool & Fleetwood Yacht Club
Address Wyre Road
Town/City Thornton Cleveleys
County Lancashire
Postcode FY5 5LF
Telephone 01253884205
Email phone
Website http://www.bfyc.org.uk

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