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Sporting Event, Sat 7 - Sun 8 Jul 2018, £40-£50

Up close to the action

Up close to the action

Passengers on the Ullswater 'Steamer' watch the start of the Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy. Picture by Sue Giles


The event was founded in 1963 in memory of Lord Norman Birkett who prevented the lake from becoming a reservoir which would have restricted public access.

Entry limited to 230 boats via SailRacer with a closing date of June 21. No entries on the day.

A Festival of Sailing with camping/ campervans Friday and Saturday, live evening entertainment and food all weekend.
The winner will receive the Birkett Silver Salver and a night's bed and breakfast for two at the Sharrow Bay Hotel.
Non racers can watch the action up close on Saturday on a special Ullswater Steamers Cruise. Book direct with the Steamer Company. Or spectators can watch the race from vantage points on the shore of the lake.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 7 - Sun 8 Jul 2018 11:00 to 13:00
Start times are 1pm on Saturday, July 7 and 11am on Sunday, July 8.


Competitors are also charged for camping on site.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 28 May - Fri 1 Jun Learn to Sail at Half Term
Sat 7 - Sun 8 Jul Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy
Mon 6 - Fri 10 Aug Family Learn to Sail Week


Howtown Road,
Pooley Bridge,
CA10 2NA


M6 junction 40, A592- B5320 to Pooley Bridge then two miles along lakeside road to Howtown.

Parking: free

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