RC Laser Clubs

This page has details of all the clubs in the UK that currently sail and race RC Lasers. We are bound to have missed a couple of the smaller clubs, however if you sail RC Lasers at your local club and would like to be included on this page to attract new RC Laser members then please send the webmaster an email to tim@rclaser.org.uk and he will add you.

Abersoch RC Lasers

Based in the picturesque village of Abersoch this club sails mainly over the winter months and has a fleet of around 15 RC Lasers. Sailing waters are varied and usually involve the sea or the local marina.

Contact Tim Long for more details on 01758 713900 or tim@abersochboatyardservices.co.uk

Ayr Bay Model Boat Club

An absolutely super water in the grounds of the local leisure centre. The lake does not have a weed problem. Access is good with a car park next to the pond and the water has a hard edge, with a grass area for boat preparation making launching easy too. The skippers at Ayr are keen and there is usally a National TT event there each year. They hold Club races on Thursday afternoons and Sunday mornings till late lunchtime. A very much recomended venue

For more information on RC Lasers at Ayr Bay contact Gorden Neil at gordien1@gmail.com

Blackpool and Fylde Model Boat Club

A great location just down the coast from Fleetwood offering a parkland location with a good stratch of water. Boat launching is easy although the sloping bank can sometimes be slippery. There is a tarmac path along the side of the lake making walking easy, although the park is open to the general public and the path sometimes gets very busy. Well worth a visit.

The sailing is usually towards the Blackpool end of the Lake. As you drive along the promenade from the White Church at Fairhaven, towards the west end of the lake you will see a small black and white tennis pavilion by the lakeside. The sailing area is in front of this pavilion You can park on the promenade, and there is a path to the lake from here, opposite Cypress Avenue, parking on the promenade is free. Permanent buoys are now in place. There is a cafe a short walk from the sailing area, and we now have use of the building, with toilet and kettle.

Contact Robert Wheeler at fairhavenrclasers@gmail.com for more details on the club

Delph Sailing Club
Slotted into the full size sailing calendar at this great club the RC Laser section meet on a Wednesday morning and a Friday afternoon and have a good fleet of boats that race regularly. The sailing water is excellent, the facilities are great with racing usually taking place just outside the clubhouse on the veranda.

For more details contact John Cronshaw on rcronshaw@toucansurf.com

Fleetwood RC Laser Section
This prestigious location has been part of model yachting history for many years and we are privilaged to have access to this sailing water. A rectangular pond which catches the best of the available breeze and gives excellent windward leeward courses. Access is superb with car parking right next to the lake and a great rigging area. Launching is easy with vertical sides all round the pond and a good solid path to boot.
The lake is situated on the sea front and is signposted (brown signs)
By your own route get onto the A585 towards Fleetwood
Remain on A585 till you reach The Nautical College on your left at a large roundabout with a figure of Pan on a plinth on the top centre. Turn left, first exit, onto Fleetwood Road (brown sign) Follow to 1st RB 3rd exit straight on, Beach Rd. (general store on your right)
Follow to sea front - next RB turn Right. The Club is on the left.
Park in the car park.
Tea/coffee are available but no food
Basic toilets are available in the club with public toilets 200 yards distant.

Contact Elizabeth Rothwell for more details on Lasers at Fleetwood at e_rothwell2000@yahoo.com .

Gosport Model Yacht and Boat Club

Another historic club that has a good fleet of RC Lasers that sail regularly throughout the year. The Gosport club hosted our 2013 Nationals with 32 entries. The Laser section meets three times a week and usually have around 8 races at each meeting. Access is good with easy launching and a good clubhouse. Well worth the trip if you get the chance.

For more details of RC Lasers at Gosport contact the class captain at lasercapt@rclasergosport.org.uk

Keighley DMES

Sailing on Weecher Reservoir above Eldwick in West Yorkshire this venue is as bleak at it comes and you definitely don't want to be b'aht t'at! The wind is usually good and pretty true, there is ample parking and a grassy rigging area as well as a cosy clubhouse with toilets and a canteen that does the most amazing pie and peas and cups of tea, which you will need. Launching is easy from a purpose made jetty but the 19th century reservoir has sloping cobbled banks and care should be taken if your boat becomes stuck. Our TT event there in 2012 had every possible weather option apart from fog so teka some wet weather gear and even some wellies!

Weecher Reservoir is off the Otley Road between East Morton and Menston. From East Morton, travel past Dick Hudson's for about half a mile until a turn on the right with a 'Public Bridleway' sign. Turn right here and the gate for the KDMES car park will be found fifty yards on the right.

For more details about RC Lasers at Keighley DMES contact John Tushingham at john@graphitecreative.co.uk

Poole RYC

In the heart of Poole Park is the Poole Radio Yacht Club who have a very active RC Laser section which turns out a good number of boats on a regular basis. There is usually a National TT event here each year which attracts a good number of skippers both local and travelling. The pond is part of a larger boating lake and is saltwater and can be tidal depending on the council.

Parking and access are good with firm concrete banks making launching easy too.

For more details on RC Lasers at Poole RYC check out their website www.pryc.co.uk

Rhu Radio Lasers

These guys sail at Rhu Marina which is just by Helensburgh in Scotland we have race days on Thursday Afternoons 2 to 4 and Saturdays 2 to 4 all laser members welcome to come and sail in this great location.

WLYC (West Lancashire Yacht Club)
Yet another stonkingly good RC Laser venue. The recent Championship of Nations was staged here and what a fantastic location it is too. A great water with excellent access and a good walking area. Sailing usually takes place outside the clubhouse where there are toilets, showers and even a bar! Without doubt the best equipped location that the Northern TT series visits.
Marine Lake, Marine Drive, Southport, PR8 1RY
Situated on the sea front immediately north of Southport Pier
Entrance to the Club area is by the green channel buoy, but you have to go a little further North to get onto the slip road. The Channel bouy is located at the Exit point
Park in the car park.
Contact Alan Tickle for more details of RC Lasers at WLYC at

If you are a club based in the UK and would like to be featured on this page please send details of your club to the webmaster.