NEWS Event 5 - Derwent Reservoir SC

Sat 27th - Sun 28th June


Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club. Blanchland, Consett Co Durham. DH8 9PT. 01434 675033

About The Club

Set in a beautiful Pennine valley on the border between Northumberland and Durham and bounded by moorland and conifers. Derwenr Reservoir is perfectly located and is within easy reach of Newcastle Upon Tyne. The Reservoir is 3.5 miles long and has a thousand acres of beautiful clean and open water devoted to windsurfing and sailing.

The two story club house built in 1965 is situated on the North shore and is well equiped with showers changing rooms a large club room galley bar rooftop patio and indoor workshop. Five generour slipways provide for easy launching.

Historically this event has provided some excellent racing and in particualar the formula fleet has benifitted from some excellent racing at this spectacular and friendly location.


Dogs are allowed on site but must be kept in or near a vehicle, and walked off site along the road (NWL rules)

Club website

About the Inland series

The Inland series objective is to provide high quality racing for all fleets & classes & to include all levels of ability. There will be racing suited to the most experienced and most competative racers, racing for the club/recreational sailor as well as racing for newcomers. Especially welcome are our junior fleets & classes who may be experiencing two day racing for the first time.

How does this work

At all Inland events there will be two courses.

Course one

On course one we will race all standard UKWA fleets. (6.8 Techno, 7.8 Techno, RS:X, Raceboard & Formula)

Course two

On course two we will race all RYA fleets (3.5 Open, 4.5 Open, 5.5 Open, 6.8 Open, 3.5 Techno, 4.5 Techno, 5.5 Techno.) Every effort will be made to make our junior sailors feel welcome, safe and above all having fun.

Whilst all competitors on course one will need to be members of the UKWA, our junior sailors on course two can be members of the UKWA or RYA.

The UK Inland Champion will be decided by ones best 4 results from the 5 inland events.


Note Petrol

Note there is no fuel station after Scotch Corner to the club after 9.00pm

For your sat-nav the postcode is above

From the North

A1 South. A 69 West towards Hexham. A 68 South. At crossroads at top of Kiln Pit Hill turn right. Follow road and take second turning left. Follow road to reach clubgates on left side of the road

From the East

A69 West towards Newcastle and Hexham. Follow directions as above from A68 South.

From the South

A1M North to A69. Follow directions as above fropm A69 West towards Hexham

From the West

Follow A69 East to A68junction. Follow directions as above from A68 South 


Overnight parking and camping will be permitted at the club on Friday and Saturday night. Excellent showers & toilets are available.


Saturday from 8.30am

Saturday Briefing 9.45am

First Warning Signal 10.25

Sunday Briefing to be advised


There will be no pre entry. Enter oin the day only

Adult £30.00

Junior under 17 (including full time students under 21) £25.00

Junior Course £15.00

Further details

For further information go to Information and under racing go to Inland series. See also sailing instructions.

Event Organizers

Contact Bob Ingram 07889-161780






Terms of attendance

The UKWA reserves the right to exclude or expel any member / non member / family / group or individual from its event site should it be considered that they may by their actions or the perception of such bring the UKWA, its hosts other parties or individuals into disrepute. The UKWA Committee, in part or in it’s entirety, shall be the sole judge of such action, and their decision is deemed final.

Persons expelled shall leave the event site within 30 minutes of any verbal notice and shall not return. Exclusion may be deemed temporary (this event) or permanent (all events). Permanent expulsion shall be the decision of the elected committee and shall be confirmed in writing within 21 days of any temporary expulsion, however any excluded individual may not attend any UKWA events during this period of consideration.