Six boats out today (Sunday 9th Oct) in a variable force 2 breeze in bright sunshine. Race 1 saw a close battle on the water with Bill & Sally , Richard & Ed changing places all the way round. Bill & Sally crossed the line first , but Richard probably close enough to win on handicap.Steven, Colin & Bern following a little behind. Race 2 was similar, but on both beats Bill & Sally went away, only to be caught up at the windward mark as the wind died. On the second beat, Ed found a hole on the windward bank & could only watch as Bill & Sally, followed by Richard sailed away. Richard again found enough on the final leg to close the handicap gap. We look forward to another joust in 2 weeks. Richard
Thirty four entrants for this year's Goodacre Cup. Excellent racing racing over two days , unfortunately no wind on Monday for sailing. The Buzz of Matthew Butler & Alice Butler took overall honours , with class mates Roger & Penny Eyre in 4th place after a close battle. Steve Mitchell & Polly Newman from Porthpean sailed their Scorpion to an excellent second place and Ellie Poole from Starcross a very good third in a Laser radial. Zac Mitchell from Paignton headed home a competitive Topper fleet. Full report to follow soon. Results here Race report Pictures
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. 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!