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.

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

Membership Renewal Guides

Hi all, it is membership renewals time for many people on annual memberships. Here's what you need to do.

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COVID-19 Response

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

Read on for the latest updates.

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Rudyard Ruminations

Rudyard Rumination 20th Feb 2021

Hi all,
Tricia and Mark have been beavering away on club matters recently and asked me to put out this rumination on Thursday.....and I forgot!  It's all good info.

On Covid, hopefully the PM will give us an isea when we can restart activities from our club premises on Monday.  Having been around the block a few times now regarding this I'd expect an update from the RYA sometime Tue/Wed.  As soon as I get it I'll let you all know. 

On-Line Interactive Training Sessions for RLSC Members

At the virtual new members evening in December, there was a request for some on-line sessions, especially about things to consider as either a sailor or SUPer when going to a coastal venue. Sorry for the delay in getting these organised but here are the dates and topics for the first 2 sessions. The sessions are open to all members:

Session 1 on Tuesday 2nd March 7.00-8.00pm: Understanding tides and sea state: what do we need to consider

Session 2 on Tuesday 9th March 7.00-8.00pm : Planning a trip out on the sea: what do we need to consider

The joining details for each of the sessions will be the same:


On-Line Interactive Training Session for RLSC Members

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Virtual RYA Dinghy Show 27-28th February

Register for FREE today

With most of us currently staying at home, the virtual RYA Dinghy Show presented by Suzuki, taking place over the weekend of 27-28 February, offers an unmissable opportunity to spend a weekend indulging in all things dinghy sailing for all ages.

With over 80 exhibitors offering everything you need to get afloat plus two virtual stages crammed with talks and coaching sessions from some of the industry’s biggest names, the show is more accessible than ever with plenty to whet your appetite all weekend.

Attending the show is completely FREE, all you need to do is register by visiting You can then attend the show from wherever you are, and there is no limit to the number of times you can log in. You don’t even need to install any software.

For more information on what is planned over the 2 days visit the following website:


36th America’s Cup: PRADA Cup Final commences on Saturday (Great Britain vs Italy)

The winner of the PRADA Cup Final is the team that will go and face Emerites Team New Zealand in the 36th Americas Cup match

What channel is it on and how can I watch it?

Every race of the America's Cup series will be shown live on Sky Sports, normally Sky Sports Mix. The BBC will be also be showing the semi-final and final of the Prada Cup, as well as decisive race days during the America’s Cup match itself. The America's Cup YouTube channel also has a live stream. 

RYA LogoThinking of joining the RYA? Mention RLSC and raise money for the club. The RYA will donate a portion of your membership fee back to us if you give "Joining Point" as the reason for joining and quote our code: 008111167.

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