Rudyard Lake Sailing Club Social sailing Social, Friendly Sailing Club RYA Recognised Training Centre Challenging Racing Jybaz Youth Sailing Club Boats for Hire

Rudyard Lake Sailing Club

Welcoming sailing club in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside

Social sailing

relax, unwind and improve your sailing skills in our fun social sailing afternoons

Social, Friendly Sailing Club

great social atmosphere with a fantastic clubhouse and regular social events

RYA Recognised Training Centre

learn to sail with our RYA approved courses

Challenging Racing

active racing groups to test yourself in a range of challenging conditions

Jybaz Youth Sailing

helping younger members build skills and confidence with fortnightly Jybaz training

Club Boats for Hire

try out the variety of club boats we have to see what works for you

Thinking about learning to sail? Rudyard Lake Sailing Club is an RYA Recognised Training Centre, running both RYA approved courses and junior training sessions throughout the season for all ages and ability levels.

Jybaz offers young children the chance to gain confidence in the water and have fun at a new hobby whilst staying safe. Children of all skill levels are welcome. You don’t need to have your own boat to join in the fun as the Club has a range of boats that are used for training on the Jybaz days. We welcome all age ranges from 6 to 18 to join the team. You are never too young to start.

There is an active racing scene at the club, with a number of racing series throughout the year for all levels of experience.

These are informal sessions where members can sail, SUP or windsurf knowing that there is safety boat cover available. There is usually coaching and support available if you want or need it.

These sessions are an ideal opportunity to practice any of your skills and build your confidence, knowing there is support available of you want it. They also provide an opportunity to socially sail with family and friends.

Members can sail their own boats or hire a club boat (currently £5 per person). Help will be available if you require assistance with rigging or just want a last check over before you go on the water.

These sessions are usually run in the afternoons after Jybaz sessions, on Wednesday evenings from approx. 4pm and on alternative Sunday mornings in June and July. Please check the calendar for Social Sailing.

Two people enjoying paddleboarding on Rudyard Lake

Rudyard Lake is a superb location for stand-up paddleboarding. At over 2.5 miles long, it has some of the most dramatic scenery in Staffordshire Moorlands and a hugely varied shore with open farmland at one end, inlets to explore, the railway down one side and the earth dam where the lake feeds the local canal system for which the lake was built.

Busy clubhouse and bar following a day on the water

We have a superb clubhouse with fully licensed bar, commercial kitchen, spacious ladies', men's and family shower rooms and central heating throughout.

Club News

COVID-19 Response

COVID 19 virus with "COVID-19 Response" superimposed

All on water activities are currently permitted and use of the clubhouse is permitted with restrictions and social distancing.

24 Sep 2020

Please download the NHS COVID-19 app from the Apple App store or Google Play store.  It's now the law that all public places have a poster with a QR code at the entrance.  Once you have the app, all you need to do is point it at the QR code for the club when you arrive.

Covid App QR Only

Although we are keeping the bar and galley open at this time, it must be by using table service, with payment via contactless card payment.

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2020 Calendar

The new 2020 calendar is now available. Please see the Events Calendar to view it and pop all the dates in your diary.

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8 out of 10 Jybaz do Southport

The RLSC Jybaz team at Southport

Saturday 24th June saw the annual 12 hour race on the marine lake in Southport, hosted by Southport Sailing Club.

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Rudyard Ruminations

Covid Update & CrowdFunding

Hi all,

A very quick update to ask you all to download the NHS COVID-19 app from the Apple App store or Google Play store.  It's now the law that all public places have a poster with a QR code at the entrance.  Once you have the app, all you need to do is point it at the QR code
Covid App QR Only

I firmly believe it is our civic duty to use this app to help control the spread of the virus.  Please get the app and start to control the spread.

Multi-Mover CrowdFunding effort

We've reached £435 of the £2,500 we need to raise to get the match funding from the UK government.  That's from 8 people.  Thank you all.  We need more of you to pledge money!  We not only need £2,500 but we also need it to come from a minimum of 25 members.  Please, please dig deep and donate whatever you can.  This will make almost all our lives easier and safer.  Many of you recall I broke my coccyx after slipping whilst recovering my boat last year.  That was blooming painful!  This will make bot recovery a lot safer.  The Hartley 15's are super heavy.  Moving them without lots of people is very difficult.  Check out the video on the funding page for proof it can haul the H15 with ease!!

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