Rock in Cornwall is a destination not just another sailing venue.
Its beautiful coastal setting and position across the camel estuary from Padstow makes it a very special destination on the North coast of Cornwall. Even the shouty celebrity chef, Gordon Ramsey, has a house in Rock!
Hosted by Rock Sailing & Waterski Club, The Weta sailing activities take place within the beautiful Camel Estuary providing a combination of clear protected water, sandy beaches, offshore sailing, strong tides and guaranteed wind (well, most of the time…). You couldn’t want for a more varied or challenging sailing venue!
The club will provide, Race Officer, rescue boats, 2 races on Friday, 2 races on Saturday and 1 race or cruise on Sunday
Friday night is fish night at the club and all are welcome. Saturday night is club barbecue night
Entrance Fee:- £60. This includes launching fees, harbour dues and prizes!
Apart from beautiful countryside, and lots of good pubs, there are also many high quality restaurants in the area taking advantage of local produce including excellent seafood. Not forgetting Doom Bar beer, pasties and cream teas!
There are 41 Michelin Starred restaurants in Cornwall and many are in the environs of Rock and Padstow. Rock has two Michelin star restaurants: The Mariners and Dining Room and across the river, Padstow is the spiritual heart of fine-dining in Cornwall but there’s more these days to Padstow than Rick Stein. That’s not a disparagement, but with five Michelin star restaurants in the village, home to a variety of renowned chefs, you’d be seriously remiss to stop at the biggest name in Padstow, alone. Paul Ainsworth at No.6, Caffe Rojano, and Prawn on the Lawn. Padstow is a picture-perfect vision of Cornish life, centring around a working harbour edged with pubs, galleries and gift shops.
The village of Rock offers plenty of shops and cafes, and a limited range of dinghy sailing supplies can be found at Camel Sailing and Waterski Centre near the Ferry to Padstow.
Rock has a wide variety of accommodation for every budget, from luxury houses and hotels to caravan and camp sites. Local Weta Sailors may be able to offer some board at their homes for the weekend. Latitude 50 are local accommodation agents who have a wide range of properties available to rent.
In addition to beautiful countryside and beaches there are cycle trails such as the Camel Trail Cycle Route along the river and surfing at Polezeath.
Other nearby attractions include Port Isac (where “Doc Martin” is filmed) the Eden Project at St. Austel, the UK National Maritime Museum at Falmouth and the Tate Gallery at St. Ives.
Just around the corner (or over the hill) is Daymer Bay is a good place to sunbathe and is popular with families owing to its relatively safe bathing. Across the 18 hole golf course at St Enodoc is the diminutive church with its distinctive crooked 13th century steeple. The church at St Enodoc’s is probably best known through its association with John Betjeman, the former poet laureate, who is buried there. The graveyard is also the resting place for some of the sailors and fishermen who have lost their lives on the infamous Doom Bar at the entrance to the Camel estuary.
A few miles further up the Coast lies the surfing beach at Polzeath. Also fairly near are the unspoilt fishing villages of Port Isaac, Port Gaverne and Port Quin. This is some of the most rugged coastline in Cornwall and there are superb walks along the coastal path.
By Car: It’s around 4 1/2 hours from London 2hrs 45mins from Bristol, 3hrs from Poole (ferry from Cherbourg).
Flights: Newquay airport is 30 minutes away. Ryanair fly there from Stanstead and Air Southwest from Gatwick. Other direct flights are available from around the UK and from Spain and Germany.
Train: London Paddington to Bodmin Parkway station 16 miles away (3 h 44 min from London).
For more contact Patrick Lyon
Mob:- +44 (0)7719 099503
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