Roadford Rocket 2020  NOW On SAT 28th March Start 1200

In agreement with Sailing SW and Roadford watersports Centre, the Rocket has been rescheduled to Sat 28th March. This will now be the final event of the Sailing South West Winter Series and will include the final prize-giving. The start time will be 1200 and the likely first start will be for Fireflies. There will also be sailing on Sunday 29th, with two back to back handicap races starting at 1130. There will be a visitor charge of £4 per boat for entry/launch, so come and make a w/e of it,
Richard Willows, Commodore RLSC

A new red mark has been laid halfway between East & Green, it is now called Middle and the old middle mark renamed Inlet Mark Map

>>>  2020 SWLT Frostbite Series

SWLT will be running a new frostbite series from February 23rd until 29th March. This will be an Open series details as follows:

Notice of Race
Sailing instructions
Entry Form
Results will be displayed under the Club Racing pages.

Racing 2020
  • Winter sailing 2020

    LATEST NEWS re Feb 23rd: The well publicised storms affecting the whole country have devastated organised sailing events over recent weekends. Unfortunately this weekend's scheduled start of the delayed SWLT Frostbite series has also succumbed given the forecast wind strengths.
    Lets hope we can get things under way on Sunday March 1st.

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Roadford Lake Sailing Club (RLSC) is a small but very friendly club who have the privilege of sailing on the largest inland body of water in the South West. We have a somewhat unusual, if not unique, operating model.

The lake and all facilities are managed and maintained by the South West Lakes Trust (SWLT) Outdoor + Active Centre. Thus for example boat berthing, ground maintenance, buildings and general administration are all dealt with by their full time staff. They are also responsible for safety on site which of course includes rescue facilities. Therefore if you want to sail at Roadford Lake, the first thing that you need to do is to join as a member of the SWLT. Outdoor + Active can be reached on 01409 211507 or by email on

The Roadford Lake Sailing Club exists to provide the only thing that is not provided by the SWLT, i.e. organised dinghy racing. So once you've joined the SWLT you can join RLSC for a very small fee and join in with our racing.

Further details of Club contacts, activities, costs etc are included in these pages.

Why sail at Roadford?
  • Roadford Lake is the biggest lake in the South West at some 730 acres
  • There's no salt in the water!
  • There is no current, and the tide only goes out once a year (in summer) so your launching trolley will be where you need it when you return to the beach
  • There's a massive launch and recovery area
  • There are very few obstacles, either to wind flow or in the water
  • Boats can be stored all year in your own berth with good security. No being kicked out by the yachts in Winter!
  • Changing facilities are spacious and of good quality
  • Fees are very reasonable
  • Parking is free and extensive, and there are camping facilities on site
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Calendar of Events

See below for the upcoming calendar of racing and events.

SWLT Roadford Lake Sunday Open series 2020 CANCELLED
Date: 23 Feb 2020
Start time: 11:30 AM
End time: 01:30 PM
SWLT Roadford Lake Sunday Open series 2020
Date: 01 Mar 2020
Start time: 11:30 AM
End time: 01:30 PM
2 races back-to-back. 1130 start time.
SWLT Roadford Lake Sunday Open series 2020
Date: 08 Mar 2020
Start time: 11:30 AM
End time: 01:30 PM
2 races back-to-back. 1130 start time.