The best inland sailing in the UK

About Rutland Sailing Club

An Introduction to Rutland Sailing Club – 
the best location for inland sailing in the UK.

Cruise the 3000 acres of safe, non-tidal water. Compete in a championship. Enjoy club racing and social activities. Learn or improve sailing skills, or simply have fun with family and friends. Whatever your sailing interest, Rutland Sailing Club has the best to offer.

 But don’t take our word for it.
The Royal Yachting Association has made the Club a National Sailing Academy – a centre of excellence for training and development. Ask any of the many hundreds of sailors who visit us every year and come back time and again. Talk to our members and full-time staff. Or better still, come and take a look for yourself.
Go sailing. Savour the friendly atmosphere, good food and company. And at the end of the day, enjoy the stunning views from the balcony of our Clubhouse, recalling your experience of the best inland sailing in the UK.
Then do it again next week – as a member.

If you like what you see below, why not join us?

Getting Started

The Club offer many ways of learning and developing your sailing.  There are: fleet training, introductions to boat-handling and racing, race officer’s courses, driver training for the Club’s power safety and working boats, and more.  In addition, the Club has a successful RYA recognised Sailing School with its own professional staff. Courses for all ages and abilities are offered, and the Sailing School has boats and other equipment for hire. Whilst you don’t need to own your own boat, there are usually boats for sale,

Choose Rutland for your event

Planning an Open Meeting, Championship or Class Training Event?  Look no further!  Rutland Water is ideal for advanced competitive sailing – the courses can be challenging.  A venue where those seeking to gain extra speed or develop tactical skills can practise to their heart’s content and then trounce the opposition!  Our team provides expert Race Management and facilities to cater for the special needs of racers coming in hungry and wet from a day’s battle.  The RYA Olympic squads visit us regularly – need we say more!

Shoreside and our facilities

Rutland Sailing Club has superb on-shore facilities. Standing in 13 acres of secure, private grounds, the Club’s services include a chandlery, sailing school, comfortable clubroom, bar, function rooms, training and meeting rooms suitable for corporate events, and catering facilities with balconies providing outstanding views over the lake, 5 pontoons, 6 slipways, a wide beach, and extensive car parking and rigging areas complete the on-shore picture.  Need to stay overnight? Our bunk rooms (some with en-suite) fit the bill at an attractive price.

Rutland Water Aerial Photograph Click Here or on the image below

Aerial view of Rutland Sailing club

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Racing at all levels of skill is enjoyed by many club members.  And if you’ve not raced before, we’ll help you get started. There is year-round class and handicap racing.  What could be better than coming to the lake after work on a Thursday evening for a race, a meal and a drink with friends!  In addition to these regular fixtures, special events are organised throughout the year and there’s plenty of opportunity to improve and develop your skills by joining in Open Meetings.  The Club runs starts for cruisers, cats, keelboats, dinghies, asymmetrics, etc.

Family Fun

Family sailingBased in sheltered waters with good safety cover, surrounded by picnic lawns and having a spacious clubhouse, Rutland Sailing Club is an ideal base for family sailing.  Family activities cater for all, with regular fun events, some light-hearted boat handling training and a close link with the Club’s active Junior Fleet, which organises races and training especially for tomorrow’s champions.  Why go to the coast? Join us and have some water-based fun nearer home.

Sailors with disabilities

Rutland Sailing Club believes in sailing for everyone, and has been at the forefront in the UK in actively encouraging people of all abilities to go sailing.  The entire clubhouse and waterfront are wheelchair accessible and specially adapted boats, changing facilities and training are available for absolute beginners through to out Paralympic hopefuls.  Interested? Want to help? Call for information about this important aspect of our activities.

Just Cruising

Rutland Water is a very large lake. It is no surprise therefore that many of the Club’s members are cruising sailors.  Take an ice-cream run to Whitwell, sail to the top of the northern leg or drop anchor in Barnsdale Creek for a picnic.  Explore, cruise or snooze – it’s all available.  There is an active Cruiser Fleet so there’s plenty of help available when you need it, and the Fleet organises an excellent social programme. The Club has swinging moorings, a ferry, pontoons, a tractor, and on-shore boat parking and rigging areas to make maintenance, launching and sailing easier.  Cruising thrives at Rutland Sailing Club.

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