Events
The Goodacre Cup will take place August Bank holiday w/e. Intended format 2 races sat 2pm start, 2 sunday am, followed by pursuit race Sunday afternoon(separate prize) & 2 races monday am. Club line & marks will be used . Visitor cost £30 (includes launch fee). Bring your own food BBQ sat & sun night. NOR & Sailing instructions here soon. Camping should be booked asap if you are intending to come.

Racing 2018
  • Racing is on Sundays starting at 1200.

    This W/E a successful CVDRA rally with 6 races sailed in patchy conditions. Thanks to Alan again for organising, race team, Richard , Ed,Phil & Alastair. Please note next Sunday 22nd , there will be no racing as there is a big Dartmoor swim event starting at 10 am and going on until 1.30pm It may be possible to sail after 2pm, but parking will be very limited


  • Club racing update

    The calendar is slightly tricky to update!! Club racing will start with an early bird series at 1200 and then 2 races BTB from 1330. With the very hot weather and light winds , turnouts have been patchy at best, so it has not been possible to arrange pursuit races or bang & go back racing. Members should also have means of self timing in handicap races,


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Welcome

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 roadfordoa@swlakestrust.org.uk.

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.



Summer Series 13:30 pm start
Date: 08 Jul 2018
Start time: 01:30 PM
End time: 03:30 PM
Pursuit racing
Summer Series 13:30 pm start
Date: 15 Jul 2018
Start time: 01:30 PM
End time: 03:30 PM
Handicap racing
Dartmoor swim 10am to 1330 , regret no racing
Date: 22 Jul 2018
Start time: 10:00 AM
End time: 10:30 AM
Early Bird series , start 1200
Date: 29 Jul 2018
Start time: 12:00 PM
End time: 12:30 PM
2 races btb start 1330
Date: 29 Jul 2018
Start time: 01:00 PM
End time: 01:30 PM
Early Bird series 1200
Date: 05 Aug 2018
Start time: 12:00 PM
End time: 12:30 PM
Summer series 2 races btb 1330
Date: 05 Aug 2018
Start time: 01:00 PM
End time: 01:30 PM
early Bird 1200
Date: 12 Aug 2018
Start time: 12:00 PM
End time: 12:30 PM
Summer series 1330 2 races btb
Date: 12 Aug 2018
Start time: 01:00 PM
End time: 01:30 PM