Upper Tamar Lake Sailing Club


Welcome to the web site of the Upper Tamar Lake Sailing Club (UTLSC).  The UTLSC is a small friendly club based at Upper Tamar Lake, which is a South West Water Authority reservoir on the borders of Devon and Cornwall, near Bude. The club organises regular dinghy racing on Sundays from March until mid-November, with races starting at midday and 2:30pm, with time for lunch and a chat in between. On Wednesday afternoons during Summer and early Autumn, members often cruise at the lake, with races for the 'Teatime Tankard' and 'Roger's Bosuns' series in  the Summer.  A wide range of dinghies take part in the racing, including Lasers, Toppers, Solos and Bosuns.  Club members also take part in cruising events, including weekends away (often spent on the sheltered waters of Carrick Roads) and day sails at locations such as Roadford Reservoir.  To round off, we also organise a varied social programme (especially during the coldest part of the year!) including walks, cycling, skittles, archery, quizzes and so on.  

New members are always very welcome; see the 'Joining the Club' link below for more details.  For anybody new to sailing, the South West Lakes Trust runs introductory courses for beginners at the lake from March onwards; see the South West Lakes Trust link below for more details.  The club also runs a course under the banner 'Starting Sailing Without That Sinking Feeling' in association with the Trust, which is suitable for all ages; see the 'News and Events' link for more details of these.  Although most club members have their own boats, there are also club boats available to members for a small fee, including single-handed Toppers and two- person Bosuns.


Further Information

Sailing at the Lake

(updated 13th April)

Sailing Programme 2016 and Junior Sailing Programme Social Programme 2016 Joining the Club and Info for New Members

(updated 11th March)

How To Get To the Lake

(updated 6th May)

Plan of Lake and Buoys

(updated 7th April)

Race Reports

(updated 31st December)

How Dinghy Racing Works News and Events

(updated 7th December)

Links, Downloads and For Sale/Wanted

(updated 29th August)


(updated 31st December)


(updated 18th January)

 ŠUpper Tamar Lake Sailing Club

Last updated: 31 December 2016