Despite the best efforts of the weather gods, the Roadford Rocket was a great success. 40 entries with 30 finishers over a tough 2 hr race, with beat & downwind the length of the reservoir, Roadford at its best as we local sailors know! Race winners were the two Fireballs from Portishead. RLSC had 8 entries, excellent! Full results & write up here. £100 raised in donations for the Calvert Trust. Many thanks to all who took part, RLSC helpers, & Matt & Sarah from the Watersports Centre. Lots of photos on our Facebook site, please visit this. And Yachts and Yachting- www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/194621/Roadford-Rocket-2017
The Club official season starts in April but Sunday racing will be available for hardy souls.
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. The lake itself is managed by South West Lakes Trust, who run the Watersports Centre and provide safety boat cover and manage the dinghy park. While the Watersports Centre introduce many people to sailing, RLSC organise the only regular racing on the lake. We race most Sundays through the year, except for the Christmas period and the months of January and February. Our calendar of races can be found on the Racing pages.
Club racing remains handicap based, with a small number of members active throughout the year, but most of the racing is done in the warmer weather June-September.
There is a high level of sailing in the Laser fleet, and the club also has a past Supernova champion, RS 400 & Rs Aero sailing regularly along with Dart catamarans. There is a small Finn fleet still, but a couple of regular members have moved away recently.
The racing is fun with the lake providing the biggest challenge with its size and winds, but the racing is put on to suit all levels of ability. The secretary sends out to members updates on racing and upcoming events. The club of course benefits from water watch & rescue provided by the trust, so unlike many clubs, rescue duties are not required.
Like every club, RLSC has a group of regular members who tend to be racing every weekend and other members who can make it to the lake less often. Committee Members information can be found on the Contact Us page. We also have our logo registered with a clothing manufacturer, who is happy to add the logo to their wide range of different styles, so if you fancy a personalised RLSC t-shirt or top, Oceanworld is the place to go!