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

Yulia Higham, James Pels and Mick Byrne complete PB2 course

Congratulations to club members Yulia Higham, James Pels and Mick Byrne who all compelted their PB2 training on 17 & 18 May, under the expert tutelage of Mike Barrow.

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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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Jybaz Cancelled 24 October

The Jybaz session on 24 October has unfortunately been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.

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Rudyard Ruminations

Nacra 17 Racing at the Olympics

Its nearly started so here is some useful information on Sailing at the Olympics. 

Who is competing?

Nacra 17  - John Gimson and Anna Burnet. John is a life member and learnt to sail at Rudyard in a National 12 and after sailing many and varied boats ended up in what is the fastest and most exiting of the olympic classes. This article gives you a bit more history about John. The picture below is John and his dad (aka Paul our Senior HRO) racing in Paul's Albacore. John is being coached by double gold medalist Iain Percy.IMG 0708small

This video is a great intro to Nacra 17 and what they are all about. Click here to watch

Laser - Also a local sailor - Elliott Hanson kicked off his olympics today, and grew up in Macclesfield sailing at Reedsmere. 

When to Watch

The Nacra 17 schedule is show below

  •  Wed, 28 Jul·Race 01 06:35
  • Wed, 28 Jul·Race 02 07:30
  • Wed, 28 Jul·Race 03 08:25
  • Thu, 29 Jul·Race 04 04:05
  • Thu, 29 Jul·Race 05 05:00
  • Thu, 29 Jul·Race 06 05:55
  • Sat, 31 Jul·Race 07 04:05 
  • Sat, 31 Jul·Race 08 05:00
  • Sat, 31 Jul·Race 09 05:55
  • Sun, 1 Aug·Race 10 04:05 
  • Sun, 1 Aug·Race 11 05:00 
  • Sun, 1 Aug·Race 12 05:55

Medal Race - 3rd August at 07.33

 This is the final race of the series and is limited to the top 10 boats. Points count double. We will be showing this live at the club with breakfast from 6am. There will be an on the water medal race for Rudyard sailors and paddleboarders in the morning. Please register here so we have an idea of numbers for catering. 

All these timings are weather dependant. 

How to watch

You can watch on either Discovery + or Eurosport, monthly subscriptions are available at low cost. Races may also be on youtube afterwards. If you have a Vodaphone mobile I think you can get 6 months Discovery + for free. Also you can get it for 12 months free with a Sky subscription. 

Latests Standings

You can see all the results and schedules here on the British Sailing Team Website


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