A great weekends sailing with some quite challenging conditions, especially on Sunday. The intended pursuit Sunday afternoon became a 2 lap handicap race of the whole length of the lake and back twice, with very rough conditions at the bottom end. Donations to the Heartswell charity for the defibrillator were over £180 , so may thanks to all.
Well done to Buzz sailors Stuart Bailey and Josh Jones , overall winners to take the Andy Parsons Cup , with Lionel and Neil Rigby second in their Tasar.
 Full report here soon,

Racing 2018
  • Racing is on Sundays starting at 1130

    With the onset of Autumn it was agreed on Sunday that the Autumn series would be 2 races btb at 1130, with an optional afternoon race if there is interest. Sadly the water level continues to drop, although there is still plenty of sailing area at the Northern end of the lake, and larger than most inland waters!
    A good turnout on the 9th , with some interesting racing in a shifty, gusty W wind, results under club racing.

    The summer series finished on August 19th. Well done to David Evans on winning the series, with Bern Harvey 2nd. We could have done with a few more people doing more races, but a number of sundays were windless.

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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.

Autumn Series 1130 2 races btb
Date: 16 Sep 2018
Start time: 11:00 AM
End time: 11:30 AM
Autumn Series 1130, 2 races btb
Date: 23 Sep 2018
Start time: 11:00 AM
End time: 11:30 AM
1130 Autumn series 2 races btb
Date: 30 Sep 2018
Start time: 11:00 AM
End time: 11:30 AM
1130 Autumn series 2 races btb
Date: 07 Oct 2018
Start time: 11:00 AM
End time: 11:30 AM