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Sun 6th Dec 2020

The 2020 AGM will be held on Sunday 6th December at 16.00 by video link on Zoom.

Members were sent notice of this on 21st November, together with the agenda, draft accounts, and the Commodore's report for the year. (If you haven't received these, please contact Julia - secretary@largssc.co.uk.)

Sat 17th Apr 2021 to Sun 18th Apr 2021

LSC is looking forward to hosting the initial Singlehanded Series event with a committee boat start, also Saturn Sails sponsoring the prizes for this event.

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Sat 8th May 2021 to Sun 9th May 2021

LSC is hosting a One Design Regatta Weekend  on May 8/9 2021 and inviting Musto Skiffs, 29ers, RS400, and D-Zeros to compete. Plan is up to 4 races each day.

Details to follow, but in the meantime get into your diary for 2021 as a warm up for the D-Zero and 29er 2021 Nationals in Largs, 24th-27th June, and 25th-30th July respectively.

LSC juniors aboard Alba Explorer

Ocean Youth Trust Scotland have been inspiring young people from all backgrounds with their voyages around Scotland and beyond for over 20 years, including Largs SC members. In this difficult year, all activities have been suspended, but hopes are high that activities can resume next year. They need to raise £20,000 for the winter refits of their boats, so they can continue their fantastic work.

See here to watch the video, and donate.

Click on "read more" for more information, and photographs.

Draw

The November 50-50 draw was carried out with the clubhouse maintenance team, who continue to make sure the clubhouse is kept shipshape, even in these restricted times. Pictured are Neil Stuart, Ann Cochrane (50:50 coordinator), John Ridley, George McCree, and Ken McClelland.

The winning numbers are £60 - 10; £40 - 21; £30 - 15; £20 - 13. The prizes are on their way to the lucky winners!

Also busy out in the marina in a chilly south easterly wind were Henry Wilkinson, Matt Mochar, and Bill Whigham, fettling the RIBs for Sunday's racing.

These volunteers are a key part of keeping our club running smoothly, and keeping costs under control, so well done everyone!

Click on "read more" to see all the photographs.

Thu 24th Jun 2021 to Sun 27th Jun 2021

Looking forward to the best Nationals ever!

Many congratulations (again!) to Ewan Macpherson, our past commodore, and retiring chairman of RYA Scotland, for his RYA Regional Volunteer award, for many years of committed and passionate support to sailing across Scotland. This is further recognition of his amazing contribution to our sport, and follows the award of an MBE to him in the Honours List in summer 2018 (see the LSC e-news at the time).

To read the full citation, click on "read more".

The Sunday autumn series started on 13th September, and continues until 25th October. The three Sundays so far have been blessed with sunshine, but light (or no!) wind. However, it's great to see some normal club activities resume!

After six races, Alistair McLaughlin in his D-Zero leads the fast handicap fleet, and Gavin McGill and Finley Briggs are tied at the front of the slow handicap fleet. Current results here - http://www.largssc.co.uk/.../Results%20LSC%20Sunday....

MANY thanks to everyone who has worked so hard to make this race series possible, within the Scottish Government and RYAS guidelines.

Photos courtesy Mark Edwards and Freddie Moran.

Largs Sailing Club

Largs Sailing Club was founded in 1936, and is now based in a modern clubhouse in Largs Yacht Haven, just to the south of Largs town centre.

The Club organises a range of activities for all ages and abilities, from the teaching of beginners by the LSTA to hosting large national and world championship events. We also run regular racing for dinghies and keelboats. Our active cruising section (sail and power) organises cruises in company around the Clyde and the west of Scotland, and holds regular talks and skills workshops. Throughout the year, we hold quiz nights, talks with guest speakers, and themed evenings including dances and parties.

Our waterfront location gives us the best view in the marina, as can be seen from the LSC WebCam. Our Lookout Lounge has a well-stocked bar and good bar food at reasonable prices, making it a welcoming port of call for members and guests.

Rooms in our clubhouse are available to hire for any occasion - business meetings, charity lunches, birthday parties, weddings, sail training, art exhibits etc., and are complete with wireless internet and AV equipment. Our fully licensed bar and catering facilities can meet your most exacting requirements.

COVID-19: NOVEMBER/DECEMBER UPDATE

North Ayrshire is currently in Tier 3, so we are only able to open the clubhouse on a very limited basis, and are providing toilet facilities on the ground floor at the weekends until 1700hrs. However, we request that you do not use this as a changing area. Hand sanitisers and wipes are available in the entrance porch. Unfortunately the Lookout Lounge upstairs remains closed for the moment, but Bosuns Table are open, and warmly welcome club members.

On the water, the Autumn Sunday series started on 13th September, following a huge effort and much preparation to comply with Scottish Government and RYAS Scotland guidance on activities afloat and ashore, with limited access to the changing rooms, and no showers. Furthermore, the new restrictions mean that we can now only have a maximum of 30 on the water in organised racing, and crews from mixed households aren't allowed. Despite this, there has been some great racing, with 20-25 boats participating most Sundays, and this series continues until Sunday 29th November. Huge thanks to all the many people who have made this possible. (For more information, see here, and the LSC Racing Facebook page.)

As soon as we can open up more of your clubhouse and offer more activities, we will! All changes will be posted here and on our various social media groups.

Newsletter

NEWSLETTERS - CATCH UP ON THE ARCHIVE!

As regular club activities have been suspended since lockdown began at the end of March, the last "normal" newsletter was on 1st March, which reported on a breezy(!) Harken New Year race, standing room only at the first winter cruising talks, and our stalwart maintenance volunteers getting the clubhouse shipshape for the new season, including shower upgrades.

Our dinghy sailors have been social sailing and informally racing for some weeks, and our cruising sailors and motor boaters are increasingly active, now that overnighting aboard is permitted. We all look forward to a return to full activities as the coronavirus situation allows. In the mean time, enjoy looking back in the newsletter archive!

LSC Merchandising

If you want some Largs Sailing Club branded clothing then you can now choose from a wide range of items supplied by World Leisurewear. Click below to find out more.

Cruising with Friends

Cruising and Socialising

Fantastic View

Fantastic View Photo by Gordon Cochrane

Great Location

Great Location Photo by Marc Turner

Major Sailing Events

Laser Nationals, Photo by Marc Turner

Training

Training for Juniors and Adults with the LSTA

Regatta Week

Yachts at LRW, Photo by Marc Turner

Club Racing

Club Race Start

Regatta Week

Dinghy Racing at Largs Regatta Week Photo by Marc Turner
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LSC 2020 Annual General Meeting
Sun 6th Dec 2020
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Scottish and Northern Singlehanded Series - 2021.
Sat 17th Apr 2021
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One Design Regatta Weekend 2021
Sat 8th May 2021
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RSK D-Zero National Championships 2021.
Thu 24th Jun 2021
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29er UK Nationals 2021.
Sun 25th Jul 2021
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Largs Regatta Festival Logo
Round the Cans racing at Largs Regatta Week
Sat 28th Aug 2021
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Largs Regatta Festival 2021.
Sat 28th Aug 2021
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Largs Regatta Festival Logo
Race around the Island of Cumbrae
Sun 29th Aug 2021
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