Rutland SC are the hosts for our 2024 Inland Championships. With over 3000 acres of sailing water, it offers us a great venue for the event.
Motorhomes are not allowed on the club site between April and October and should use the campsite on the opposite side of the road – book via rutlandwatercampsite.co.uk. The website provides a range of information about the campsite, prices etc. Please note that boats and boat trailers are not allowed on the campsite at weekends, these will need to be parked on the sailing club site.
The club has a number of bunkrooms, these can be booked in advance via the club office (01780 720292). These are available with or without bedding in a range of room occupancies.
Stamford, Oakham and Uppingham all offer a range of serviced accommodation from guest houses to hotels. AirBnB provision in the area is good.
Camping is available on the campsite opposite.
There is ample parking within the club site.
We will be arranging an evening meal at the club on the Saturday night. Watch out for more details nearer the time.
Dogs are allowed on the site, but not in the clubhouse or near the waters edge and must be on a lead at all times.
The club operates a galley which provides hot and cold snacks and meals, drinks etc. throughout the day. There is a club bar which will be open after sailing.
Rutland Water is an Anglian Water facility and there are clear rules about their arrangements to prevent non-native species migration. Please make sure you read them and comply with them.
Check, Clean & Dry Procedure for Visiting RIBs, Dinghies & Cruisers
In order to comply with Anglian Waters’ byelaws for Rutland Water all visiting boats must:
- BEFORE ARRIVING at Rutland Sailing Club: comply with the CHECK, CLEAN & DRY procedure (see below), and
- BEFORE LEAVING the site: Wash your boat: wash stations are located at the cruiser park, the main gate, and the boatswain’s workshop.
The Check – Clean – Dry procedure is as follows:
- CHECK: Check your equipment and clothing for living organisms. Pay particular attention to areas that are damp or hard to inspect.
- CLEAN: Clean and wash all equipment, footwear and clothes thoroughly, use hot water where possible. If you do come across any organisms, leave them at the water body where you found them. (Cleaning & washing must be done away from Rutland Water when visiting the Club)
- DRY: Dry all equipment and clothing some species can live for many days in moist conditions. Make sure you don’t transfer water elsewhere.
Visiting boats: Visiting boats will be randomly checked on arrival and if found to be in a condition that causes concern, will not be allowed to be brought on site. All sailors & rib drivers will be expected to sign a statement to confirm that they have Checked, Cleaned and Dried their boats before arriving at RSC. This will be normally included with the race entry form or the rib registration form that must be signed before racing starts.
RIBs: Any ribs that have flooding hulls are not allowed to be brought to the club. Engines should be flushed out with hot water before they are brought to Rutland water.
Launching Trollies/Trailers: Trollies and trailers should not be left in the water for any longer than is necessary to launch & recover the boat.
Further information can be found at: http://www.nonnativespecies.org/checkcleandry/index.cfm