Annual Dragon Boat Race 2016
This years races will be held on Saturday, 25th June 2016 at Rudyard Lake, Team places are in great demand for this most exciting of days out. Please note that as we are limited to 24 teams the first 24 teams that have booked a place must ensure that their deposit is paid no later than May 15th. After this date places will be made available to teams on the reserve list.
Please click on the logo above for details on how to enter.
Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal Visits The New Boathouse
Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, visited Rudyard Sailability on Wednesday, 24th April 2013 escorted by Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Mr Ian Dudson CBE and Mrs Jane Dudson.
The Queen honours Rudyard Sailability with prestigious Award
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service was presented to Rudyard Sailability on Thursday, 25th August 2011 at 2pm at Rudyard Lake.
Rudyard Sailability was presented with a certificate signed by The Queen and an exclusive commemorative crystal, presented by Her Majesty's representative in Staffordshire, Lord Lieutenant Sir James Hawley KCVO at a special ceremony attended by over one hundred guests from across the community including, volunteers, members, supporters and local dignitaries.
This prestigious UK National Honour recognises outstanding voluntary contributions and sets the national benchmark for excellence in volunteering, with the work of those awarded being judged to be of the highest standard.
Following a welcome address, a short film was shown giving a flavour of some of the work put in by the volunteers over the years. After the official presentation the Lord Lieutenant donned his buoyancy aid and was treated to a tour of the Lake in the Club's safety boat, driven by Chairmen, Dennis Priebe, and accompanied by member Tilly Griffiths (aged 11) and the Club's Secretary Jackie Griffiths, who proudly held the precious Award aloft for all to see.
The day closed with a delicious afternoon tea provided and served by volunteers.
The Charity is honoured to receive such a commendation and considers it a wonderful tribute to the commitment, dedication and hard work volunteered by a huge raft of individuals, over the past ten years, from all walks of life. Their contribution is immeasurable and has been vital for the development and success of Rudyard Sailability.
The Queen’s Award will have pride of place in Rudyard Sailability’s new state- of- the- art Boathouse which is currently near completion. Even though the Club has been left ‘high and dry’ for the season of 2011 without any boat storage volunteers have battled on, with limited resources, to deliver high quality water-based experiences to people living with disability.
It was a wonderful event treasured by all when the sun shone and jubilation filled the air. The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service will continue to inspire and encourage all who work with Rudyard Sailability to continue to develop the Club's boathouse; to increase the membership, and to strive to improve the quality of the service provided.
Please Help Us
Over the years our volunteers
have worked with thousands of visitors whose lives have been enriched
and transformed amid the splendour and tranquillity of Rudyard Lake. Please help us to make it a reality
for all those who live with disability.