Welcome to the Sailing section of the Rock Sailing and Water Ski Club website.
The club sailing activities take place within the beautiful Camel Estuary providing a magnificent backdrop for boats of all sizes and with a combination of protected water, sandy beaches, offshore sailing and guaranteed wind (well, most of the time…); you couldn’t want for a more varied or challenging sailing venue !
The Club races off PYand Great Lakes handicaps throughout the year and there is strong menagerie fleet racing throughout the season. The 2017 Sailing Programme can be downloaded in PDF here.
The Club also holds various open events over the season, starting with the Laser Open and the Easter Chase Open held over the Easter weekend.
A combined annual Fireball and Lark Class Open Meeting is held over the early May Day Bank Holiday weekend.
Junior Camel Week, an event aimed at the under 18’s is held at the end of July. This week whilst having a strong competitive element is designed to provide the children with fun and enjoyment, with varied sailing and social events organised thoughout the week.
Camel Week, held in August, is the highlight of the sailing year and is one of the largest menagerie regattas outside of Cowes Week. The event attracts a cross-section of classes and abilities and with a combination of Pursuit and Scottish system racing and social events through the week, there is something for everyone.
In addition to Shrimper series racing , three major Shrimper open events are held each year for this locally- built class of boat. The first is held at the end of June, the second is Camel Week (when Shrimpers have their own races) and the third a more leisurely week in September. All events attract a competitive fleet of both club members and visitors.
The club also hosts National Championship events, and any enquiries for this type of event – or open meetings – should be directed to the Vice Commodore Sailing by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do not miss the opportunity of sailing in a spectacular part of the West Country and enjoying the unforgettable experience that only Rock Sailing and Water Ski Club can offer.
We look forward to welcoming you very soon. Please review the sections to obtain information about upcoming events.