Sailing & Watersports

    With one of the largest reservoirs in Europe at its heart, watersports and sailling are a key leisure activity in Rutland

    Whether you’re a novice or an experienced sailor, there’s plenty of friendly help and advice to get you our on the magnificent Rutland Water


    The site at Edith Weston (LE15 8HJ) offers an array of sailing opportunities;

    Rutland Sailing Club: Offering a wonderful experience similar to estuary sailing, but without problematic tides.  The Club is set in stunning 13 acres of English countryside on the South shore of Rutland Water. It has impressive facilities including seven concrete slipways, with four pontoons and connecting walkways, making launch and recovery of keelboats and cruisers quick and easy. Many say that the outlook at this site offers the best view of Rutland Water. Enjoy club racing and social activities. Professional instruction is available for both adults and younger sailors.

    Rutland Sailing School: Specialises in dinghy and catamaran sailing. The professional staff are trained by the Royal Yachting Association and offer everything from introductory sessions, to personal tuition sessions in your own boat.

    The facilities are shared with Rutland Sailing Club and provide all clients with the excellence both on and off-shore, with opportunity to learn in a friendly club atmosphere.

    Rutland Sailability: provides training, support and equipment to enable people with disabilities to enjoy the challenge of this physical activity in a safe, welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Rutland Sailability have recently been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. Weather permitting Rutland Sailability holds regular sailing sessions on each Thursday (10.00 to 15.00) and Saturday (09.30 to 12.00) from the beginning of April to the end of October.

    Please note that parking is limited at this location and is for users of the Sailing Club only.


    Rutland Watersports Centre is situated at the Whitwell Harbour and is a great place to try windsurfing, sailing, canoeing or even corporate team building activities.  In addition to professional tuition and equipment hire  for all ages, there is also leisure clothing and accessories (by brands including Reef, Kangaroo Poo, Off my Head and Dirty Dog) for sale in the well equipped store.  The centre is a RYA and an AALA registered school.

    You can use your own equipment from at Whitwell, but a lunch permit is needed. Contact Rutland Watersports on 01780 460154.
    Click here for information on Launch and storage permits at Rutland Water