So how did it all begin? Draycote reservoir was constructed in the mid 1960s under the direction of Rugby Corporation Water Department.
A small group of people led by Sir Charles Barratt had the vision of a sailing club on the reservoir and in 1968 called for a meeting of interested people by public notice in the local Press to be held in the Rugby Benn Memorial Hall. Bearing that there was little water in the reservoir at that time the response was overwhelming which encouraged those founder members to approach Rugby Water Board and negotiate a lease which resulted in Draycote Water Sailing Club coming into being in 1969. The lease was conditional and the Club had to commit to a variety of works and site development to confirm the long term intent to base a sailing club on the site.
The Entrance fees and Subscriptions for these first members was ….Read more >>