Sunday 5th July is Open Day for the centre and some of us will giving rides to interested visitors from the lakeside cafe.
On July 18th/19th we have the Vintage Dinghy National Rally (CVDRA) . Alan Williams is the lead. If you have a a pre-1985 boat, come and join in. There will be very informal racing and a BBQ on Saturday night. See here for the Notice of Race.
We hope that you've paid your annual membership. The basic fee is £25 per helm/boat and a junior membership 18 to 21 of £12.50. Under 18's are free and the family membership of two adults at £25 includes one under 18 membership.
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. We do ask members to do an OOD duty from time to time, these are not onerous and need not be more than one a year. 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!