Watersports at Rutland Water

Sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing or stand up paddle boarding, from beginner to expert we can offer you the perfect activity, course or day out for everyone.

Canoes, kayaks, SUP's, katakanus and row boats are all hired on a first come first served basis from our Watersports Centre at Whitwell, we do not take prior bookings.

To hire sailing boats and windsurfing equipment, pre-booking is required with 24hrs notice where possible. Please call the centre direct.

For a fantastic fun fuelled day out, Rutland Watersports is the perfect place to host your team building day, stag & hen do or birthday party.

Located on the North Shore of Rutland Water the Centre is AALA, British Canoeing and RYA certified training school. Our friendly, enthusiastic and highly qualified instructors are sure to make your day as great as it could possibly be 

Contact details: Rutland Watersports, Bull Brigg Lane, Whitwell, LE158BL

Please note: Rutland Watersports is closed every Tuesday and Wednesday from November through to March and no launching of craft will be permitted on those days. 

Tel: 01780 460154

Email. rutlandactivities@anglianwater.co.uk

Pay and play

Everything you need to get you out on to the Water!….

With year round hire of Canoes, Kayaks, Row boats, Stand-up Paddleboards, Sailing Dinghies and Windsurfers. No matter your age, ability or the weather we have everything you need to get you out on the water.

Rutland Water Watersports Equipment Hire


From beginner to expert; fun to serious race skills; we offer everything you need to be able to learn and develop new and existing skills.


Rutland Water Watersports Tuition

Watersports Centre

 Whether you have just arrived to partake in an activity, require detailed information, want to purchase some Watersports essentials or you just want to chat about exactly what we can offer; our knowledgeable members of staff are always here to help.

Rutland Water Watersports Shops

Launching & Storage

Nothing can beat the freedom that comes with having and using your own equipment. Here at Rutland Water we want to make it as easy as possible for you to get out on the water and make the most of your leisure time.
What ever your choice of sport we have a variety of launch options to suit everyone.

Rutland Watersports Launching & Storage

Rutland Canoe Club

Rutland Canoe Club is an inclusive, welcoming club for everyone interested in canoeing or kayaking irrelevant of age or ability. Under the watchful eye of the experienced leaders, the club is the ideal choice to ensure safe and enjoyable access to Rutland Water.

Rutland Watersports Canoe Club

Rutland Sailing Club

Located at Edith Weston; with club racing, social activities, championship events and a sailing school, the club is an ideal choice for serious sailors wanting to enjoy Rutland Water. The club is also home to Rutland Sailability.

Rutland Water Watersports Sailing Club
Fishing, walking, cycling, water sports

Our water parks not only bring vital water resources for the region, but they also provide a fantastic day out for all the family.

Whether you're looking for an action-packed day on the water, a spot of fishing to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life, or simply want to enjoy a relaxing walk in beautiful surroundings, look no further than our fabulous water parks.