Next up the Exe Sails Roadford Rocket on Sun day Feb 10th. Last year 64 entries, can we improve this year? Please see the event page for full details.(click on events on this header)

Racing 2018
  • Racing is on Sundays starting at 1130

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    Racing restarts  on Jan 13th .Forecast looks reasonable at the moment and water levels currently 66%. Just need a bit more rain, but not this Sunday!  Our next big event is the Roadford Rocket on Sunday Feb 10th , full details now on the Rocket page . The event will again be sponsored by Exe sails, many thanks for this. If any-one is thinking of joining next year, there are spaces in the boat park, please contact the watersports centre. I am looking forward to restarting in January, merry Christmas all, Richard Willows , Commodore

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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.