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Rutland Water:
29th-30th May

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The Catapult fleet returns for another TT event at Rutland Water over the Sunday and Monday of the Spring Bank Holiday weekend. This year we are holding our TT as part of the Rutland SC Spring Open Regatta, with a start for catamarans.

  The racing

There will be 7 races for our TT plus an optional long distance general handicap race on the Monday afternoon. The number of discards will be according to the Clubís sailing instructions, but it is expected one discard will be allowed for three races or more.

There will be two races back-to-back from 11.00 on the Sunday, 3 back-to-back from 14.00, and 2 back-to-back at 11.00 on Monday. The briefing will take place on Sunday at 10.00.

  When the entry forms, sailing instructions, our race arrangements, and other details are available, members will be alerted. Alternatively check out the Club website and look in the Open events and/or Downloads sections in the Main Menu.

  The sailing costs £20 plus the Associationís £5 prize levy. If you want any information about the club, you can check their website or ring the Club Office on 01780 720292. [Dog owners please note that no dogs are allowed on the club grounds.]

   rutland view



The club is on the south shore near Edith Weston and offers a full complement of meals. If you want evening meals, you are advised to book on the day. Very reasonably priced bunkhouse accommodation is available in the club (see below).

   Campers have the benefit of a campsite for tents, caravans and campervans just across the road ( This costs £5 per night. The site has got more popular in recent years, so if you want to be sure of a spot or want more information you can contact Nicholas Makey on 07875 479533 or at

Accommodation at the Sailing Club

   Rutland Sailing Club has 48 beds in 10 simply furnished bunk rooms, some with ensuite facilities. The accommodation is available throughout the year for visiting Open Meeting sailors and training groups and is ideal for families visiting the area.

   Rates: £13.00 pppn for en-suite shower and £11.00 pppn without.

Clubhouse accommodation can be booked through the Office on 01780 720292 or by emailing: Please note that the Office is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


JUNIOR TENT £3.00    TWO MAN TENT £5.00   3+ TENT £7.00[£6.00 if club member/visitor]

CARAVANS AND CAMPERVANS £7.00[£6.00 if club member/visitor]

MOTOR HOMES/TWIN AXLE C/VANS £8.00[£7.00 if club member/visitor]

Nick Makey Mobile 07875 479533

In the surrounding villages and towns there are lots of B&Bs. A list can be found on the Rutland SC website. Tourist information is on 01572 724329, or check out Rutland Online at Rutland Water has its own tourist information centre on 01572 653026.

  Social activities

The Club will be holding a South African themed evening on the Sunday (details awaited). Whether we take part in this or organise a meal at a local hostelry will be determined nearer the time. The club also offers a full complement of meals at other times of the day.

John Terry, who is a member of RSC, had kindly agreed to act as event liaison person for the Association. He will be co-ordinating the social side and collecting the prize levy.

There are lots of non-sailing activities as well. Hiking and cycle tracks that follow the shores of the lake are very popular because of the great views. Bikes can be hired locally. The famous Barnsdale Gardens are close by, and Rutland Water is renowned for its wildlife and fishing, too.


 Local towns and villages are very picturesque, especially Stamford, which was the setting for Middlemarch. Then there are any number of stately homes including Burleigh, Kirby Hall, Prebendal Manor, Stoke Rochford, Lyveden, New Bield, Deene Park and Rockingham Castle. For nature lovers there are reserves at Bedford Purlieus, Castor Hanglands, Hills & Holes and Cribbs Meadow, plus country parks at Burrough Hill, East Carlton and Burleigh again. And we mustn't forget the Nene Valley and Rutland railways for steam buffs.

So there's something for everyone in the family.
With so much to do there are plenty of reasons to come along to this perennially popular venue.