Originally established in 1883, the Humber Yawl Club is run by the members providing facilities at both Brough and Winteringham Havens on the North and South banks of the River Humber. Both Havens provide drying pontoon moorings for members, with access of up to two hours either side of high water, depending on tidal conditions and the draft of vessels. Member facilities available include the use of boat hoists, mast hoists and slip ways. Storage ashore is available for members who wish to maintain their craft during the Winter season.
The Club is affiliated to the RYA and also is a recognised shorebased centre since 1984. Sailing from with the Club combines a mixture of cruising and racing. Many of our members have completed ocean passages or extended cruises over the years and regularly visit the NE Coast, the Wash Ports and the Netherlands.
A fleet of Squib and Flying Fifteen one designs have a healthy Racing Programmeme throughout the sailing season along with a cruiser racer fleet under the RYA NHC scheme. Racing yachts regularly support the regattas of other Clubs on the estuary, Cowes Week and the Fastnet race. Sailing from Winteringham is mainly cruising. Our members here travel generally from as far as the Midlands and tend to spend long weekends on their yachts. Both havens have a very full social programme throughout the year and with a fully licensed bar at Brough open every Thursday evening and some weekends during the summer.
We actively encourage members from all backgrounds and the local community, so whether you may be interested in racing, cruising or just a complete beginner come down and see the facilities at Brough or Winteringham. You will be assured of a warm welcome from our members and see that sailing is not an expensive pastime.
David Deakin (Captain).