While OUYC welcomes new members at all times of year, Michaelmas is definitely the most exciting time to get to know the club. Curry nights, drinks events, and yacht cruising weekends are just some of the opportunities we offer/
Your first port of call is undoubtedly coming to track us down at the Freshers’ Fair in Exam Schools on Wednesday and Thursday of Freshers’ Week. Every year we have a large double-sized stand with representatives from both the yacht and dinghy squads to answer any questions you might have. You will also have the chance to sign up to our mailing lists so that you get to hear about all of our upcoming activities and events.
Can’t make it to the Freshers’ Fair?
Never fear! You can learn how to sign up to our mailing lists here.
Shortly after the Freshers’ Fair we host our Welcome Drinks event; an evening of free drinks which provides an opportunity for prospective members to mix with current OUYC sailors at greater length. Be sure to come to chat more about what our club does or simply to sample some of our signature maritime cocktails expertly mixed by our seasoned Social Secretaries.
Another great opportunity to get to know the club members better is the Extravaganza. This is a weekend of yachting which we run every year out of Port Solent near Portsmouth. Total yachting newbies and experienced seamen alike will have the opportunity to both unwind from their first month in Oxford and also learn or improve their yachting skills. For more information contact the yachting rear commodore.
The Dinghy Squad run training and compete in events throughout the weekends of the Michaelmas and Hillary terms. They run trials, an informal session to give the captain an idea of your level, in late October. Contact the Dinghy Captain of Racing for more details.
The Club also offers social sailing sessions in Michaelmas and Trinity terms. These are for sailors of any ability, including total beginners, and aim to get as many people on the water as possible. For more details contact our social sailing secretary.
Off the water the club runs a comprehensive and enjoyable social programme, ranging from punting races between the yacht and dinghy sailors, to curries, and Christmas dinners. This is open to anyone with an interest in sailing, even if not involved in club activities. Contact our social secretaries for more details.
As always, don’t hesitate to contact the club if you have any queries. The contact details for the various committee members are all on the contacts page.
We look forward to seeing you on the water!