Rutland Water Watersports Launching & Storage

Nothing can beat the freedom that comes with having and using your own equipment and 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. Sailing, Windsurfing, Kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboarding; whatever your choice of sport we have a variety of launch and sailing boat storage options to suit everyone. 

Great Value Annual Permits

Whatever your choice of watersports, we have a wide range of annual permits available so there is bound to be one to suit your needs; all of our annual permits allow access to Rutland Water from Whitwell when the watersports entrance is open and comes with an Anglian Water annual car parking pass which can be used at any Anglian Water owned park including Rutland Water, Grafham Water, Alton Water and Ravensthorpe Reservoir to name a few. Please note that annual launch permits issued from Rutland Watersports will not allow launching of craft onto any other Anglian Water reservoirs. 

Holders also receive a 10% discount on services and purchases from the Watersports Centre, exclusions apply.

Terms and Conditions, Rules of Sailing and Local Byelaws apply to all launch and storage permits. 

Annual permits run from April 1st to March 31st.

Also available are 6 monthly summer permits running from April 1st to September 30th. 

Equipment Storage at Rutland Water

 

Launch Only Permits

For those of you with windsurfing equipment, canoes, kayaks and stand up paddleboards, we offer launch only permits which come with no storage facilities. This option is also available for those of you with boats who keep them off site and prefer to trailer them to Rutland Water and launch on an ad-hoc basis.

This permit allows one craft on the water at any one time; for the windsurfing or sailing families among you who usually launch more than one board or boat at a time, please ask about our great value family permits. 

Launch and Storage Permits

This option is exactly the same as the launch only permit but also includes 'on land' storage of your boat. Please note we are not a sailing 'club' and individual personal memberships are not required. 

Please note we cannot offer storage facilities for windsurfers, SUP's, kayaks or canoes. 

Day Launch Permits

Do not want an annual permit? We offer a range of day launch options which are issued from the Watersports Centre upon your arrival. 

Car parking permits are included in the price, just present your parking ticket and your part of the tear off permit at the Watersports Centre before proceeding to leave site. 

ANNUAL SEASON TICKET PRICES

Boats/Dinghies
Price
Annual boat launch/storage
£470.00
Extra Footage
£15.00 per extra foot (applicable to all craft over 16ft.)
Summer boat launch/storage
£410.00
Winter boat launch/storage
£320.00
Annual launch only
£295.00
Summer launch only
£225.00
Annual launch - paddle craft only
£175.00

DAY LAUNCH PRICES

Launch
Prices
Sailing/Windsurfing Summer day launch
£18.00
Sailing/Windsurfing Winter day launch
£13.50
Sailing/Windsurfing afternoon launch *summer season only
£12.50
Paddle craft day launch
£15.00

What you need to know…

Whether you're visiting for the day or are a regular water user, you will be required to register with the Watersports Centre each time, before proceeding onto the water.

Restricted access until 10:30am Sundays due to open water swimming session. 

Access may be disrupted at certain times due to other activities/events taking place. 

Points to remember
Launching of any craft is prohibited when the Rutland Watersports Centre is closed.
Powered and some inflatable craft are not permitted. 
Buoyancy aids or life jackets must be worn at all times whilst on or near the water including on pontoons.
All water users must keep 50m from all fishing boats.
Sailing limits, local byelaws and rules of sailing must always be observed.
Public liability and third-party insurance cover, for a minimum of £500,000, must be held.
Paddle craft launches are only permitted from Rutland Watersports ad are restricted to Whitwell creek only, access to the main body of the reservoir is strictly prohibited. 
Maximum sailing boat size is 27 feet (eight meters).
The last launch of the day is one hour before ‘off the water’ time (if there are no launches the centre will close earlier).
The maximum speed limit around Rutland Water Park is 10mph. 
Please manoeuvre your craft carefully and respectfully within the Whitwell creek area.
Our slipway is shared with Aqua Park customers so please be patient and vigilant at all times.  
Always use a banks person when using the slipway.