Please select your home edition
2024 fill-in (top)

62nd Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy Preview

by Ullswater Yacht Club 10 Jun 13:50 BST 6-7 July 2024
Lord Birkett Trophy 2023 © Tim Olin /

The 62nd running of the Lord Birkett Trophy, which commemorates the saviour of Ullswater, is now less than a month away on 6th and 7th July.

The event which this year is sponsored by Magic Marine and Triggernaut Sports Glasses, comprises two all class handicap races over a 14 mile course. Each race starts at the northern end of the lake before rounding one of the islands set that are set in spectacular scenery at the southern end, before returning to Ullswater Yacht Club.

The event which is open to all monohulls less than 25ft 6ins LOA with a Portsmouth Yardstick rating below 1340, has grown to be one of the country's most popular races for boats of this type. The event's location and unique nature as well as the availability of on-site camping, catering and entertainment have all no doubt played their part in this. With less than 3 weeks to go before the closing date of 30th June (unfortunately no late entries are possible), 160 entries have already been received and tickets for Saturday's spectator steamer are almost sold out.

As well as the prestigious Birkett Trophy and prizes for the top 10 on handicap, prizes for any class with 6 or more entries provide class racing with the overall event. The Laser 2000, RS400, RS200 and Flying 15 classes currently all have more than 10 entries, while the VX One's and Albacores are not far behind. The ICLA, Enterprise, Fireball, Tempest and GP14 classes each only need one or two more entries to make the threshold.

Further information about the event and its history, entering and booking camping or motorhome spaces, can found at the event's website.

Related Articles

RS200s at Ullswater
Sailing Chandlery Northern Tour at the Daffodil Regatta After a hotly contested weekend of sailing, the 2024 RS200 Northern Champs crown returns to Scotland as Brendan Lynch and Ellen Clarke reign victorious as the Sailing Chandlery Northern Tour kicked off with a bang! Posted on 6 May
Musto Skiffs at the Ullswater Daffodil Regatta
Opening event in the Scottish and Northern Circuit calendar A terrific 26 entries turned up for the Daffodil Regatta 2024, which was the opening event in the Scottish and Northern Circuit calendar. Posted on 4 May
Ullswater Yacht Club Daffodil Regatta
A record entry of over 90 boats from as far afield as Dorset and Ireland A record entry of over 90 boats from as far afield as Dorset and Ireland took part in Ullswater Yacht Club's Daffodil Regatta over the weekend of the 27th and 28th April. Posted on 4 May
Ullswater YC opens entries for 2024 racing events
Get set for the Daffodil Regatta and the iconic 62nd Lord Birkett Trophy Ullswater Yacht Club has opened entries for the Daffodil Regatta and the iconic 62nd Lord Birkett Trophy, its two principal racing events of 2024, and is excited to announce their sponsorship by Magic Marine and Triggernaut Sports Glasses. Posted on 3 Mar
Ullswater Yacht Club Twilight Series
A total of 67 boats ranging in speed and size from 49ers and Tempests to RS Teras took part As the long balmy evenings of a (not always) glorious summer gave way to the mists and mellow fruitfulness of early autumn the ever-popular Twilight Series at Ullswater Yacht Club came to an end on 6th September. Posted on 8 Sep 2023
ILCA Grand Prix at Ullswater
The wind slowly built to a sailable breeze Fifteen boats entered the ILCA Grand Prix held at Ullswater Yacht Club on 2nd September. On account of the forecast, slightly fewer than that arrived and those that did spent the morning enjoying the sunshine and the beautiful view. Posted on 6 Sep 2023
RS200 Northern Tour at the Lord Birkett
A seriously windy weekend for the 17 RS200s in the massive fleet at Ullswater After collecting my cap from the grounds of Ullswater Yacht Club I knew it might be a bit windy. 22 knots gusting 30 was the forecast, with a bit of luck it might be wrong but too late for me to hide this information from my crew. Posted on 17 Jul 2023
61st Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy at Ullswater
An impressive display of boat handling by Matty and James Lyons With an impressive display of boat handling in conditions that defeated many, brothers Matty and James Lyons sailing a 49er, won the 61st Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy at Ullswater Yacht Club on July 1st & 2nd. Posted on 6 Jul 2023
RS400s in the Lord Birkett Trophy at Ullswater
Trident UK Northern Tour in Cumbria sees 20 boats The latest round of the RS400 Northern Tour was held as part of the iconic Lord Birkett Trophy at Ullswater Yacht Club on the 1st and 2nd of July. There were 207 entrants this year, including a whopping 20 RS400s. Posted on 4 Jul 2023
D-Zero Northern Championships at Ullswater
Zippy, everyone's favourite report-writing boat, popped in on the way to Largs Hello all, from Zippy the D-Zero, on tour for a double whammy of travellers events in the North. First up was Ullswater last weekend for the D-Zero Northerns. As a new venue on the D-Zero circuit, I was very excited to be packed up. Posted on 17 May 2023