• 650 acres of water for sailing, windsurfing and paddleboarding
  • Prime, central location near major road networks
  • Open every day of the year, except Christmas Day
  • Professional rescue on hand every day
  • No club member duties, apart from those who race who have 1 or 2 a year
  • Popular weekly Club Fleet Racing and Pursuit Race series
  • 35+ club boats for members to hire
  • Active Committee who strive to continuously improve the Club and facilities

Staff & Committee

Our team of paid staff work tirelessly to ensure the Club is run successfully on a day-to-day basis, and are on hand to help our members.  Our voluntary Committee team dedicate many hours to ensuring the Club as a whole is ever evolving with a clear direction for the future.

Opening Hours

Our water is open every day of the year with professional rescue cover.  The times will vary depending on daylight hours.

Regulations & Policies

At Draycote Water we take our Club’s Safety, Health and Environmental Responsibilities seriously to ensure our members, staff, guests and the public fulfill their legal and moral obligations. Draycote Water Sailing Club ensures the appropriate company policies and safe systems of work are in place and are reviewed as part the internal management system.

Please click the links below for full regulations and policies.

Club Facilities


The onsite Chandlery stocks wide range of sailing and windsurfing essentials.  Please contact Dave on 01788 814418.

Club History

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.

Draycote Water Country Park

Our Sailing Club is based within the grounds of Draycote Water Country Park which is owned by Severn Trent Water and managed by a team of rangers.

For all enquiries regarding the visitor centre, play area, walking, dogs, cycling, running, or events, please contact the park rangers on 01788 811107 or visit their website.

The cafe at the visitor centre is managed and run by New Leaf Catering and can be contacted on 01788 815274.

Contact us

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