As usual the lake will be closed over the Christmas/New Year period. 2018 Club racing will start on January 14th.
The Roadford Rocket is on Jan 28th, and there is RS Aero Training on Saturday 27th. Please click on the Rocket page on the header bar above for more details

Racing 2017
  • Racing is on Sundays starting at 1130

    The Club gets back into full swing on January 14th. Racing will start at 1130 with a second race back-to-back (at 1230 approx) as long as there are enough takers. Starts will be organised on the day and everyone wanting to take part should ensure that they are able to take their own times.

  • here for results

    The informal Winter series got off to a great start with another day of gusty breezes enjoyed by all.

  • Sailing Southwest website

    Sailing Southwest was established in February 2017 to raise the profile of sailing events in our area. This includes coordination of the Winter open handicap series (including our own Roadford Rocket). Follow the link above to see the latest info. and let me know how you get on if you attend any of the events!

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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.

Winter Racing 11:30 am start
Date: 14 Jan 2018
Start time: 11:30 AM
End time: 02:30 PM
Winter racing will be informal and on an ad hoc basis.
Winter Racing 11:30 am start
Date: 21 Jan 2018
Start time: 11:30 AM
End time: 02:30 PM
Winter racing will be informal and on an ad hoc basis.
The Roadford Rocket
Date: 28 Jan 2018
Start time: 11:30 AM
End time: 02:00 PM
The Roadford Rocket (part of the Sailing Southwest Winter Series). Details above.