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Sat 4th Dec 2021 to Sun 5th Dec 2021

We welcome the RYAS Winters to Largs once again. 
 

The event is run with a generous sprinkling of Christmas cheer and the key emphasis is on fun - see the RYAS website for details.

 

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Coffees from the Bar and hot rolls from 9am until 11am both days. Hot lunches available from 12 noon until 3pm on both days for parents and entourage - baked potatoes, soup, sandwiches

The November quiz had the closest possible finish, with Team Kaos just pipping Team Zenith by 1/4 point - 41.5 to 41.25 points! A very enjoyable evening, with some new faces, fortified by Marshona's fish pie and desserts, and a lively quiz - with two stewards' enquiries!

The 50:50 draw was made mid-way through the evening with winners - 1st (£60) number 16; 2nd (£40) no 23; 3rd (£30) no 83; and 4th (£20) no 18. Congratulations to all the winners, and their prizes will be on their way shortly.

 

Click on "read more" to see the menu, and fuller details, including dates for future quiz nights.

Quiz Nights are back! Our first quiz for ages had 42 members and guests enjoy a Hallowe'en themed quiz, hosted by Isabel and Evan Gregg, and dining on Witches Stew from Marshona and team. Many entered into the spirit of the evening, including the "audience participation round", to create the best mummy, by wrapping the "victim" in loo rolls! The winner was the saluting sailor, aka John Currie!

The 50:50 draw for October was held part way through the evening, with winners £60 - number 42; £40 - 16; £30 - 33; and £20 - 68.

The next quiz is on Friday 12th November. Details to follow soon. See you there!

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

The prizegiving for the Two Handed Race was held on Sunday 5th September, with trophies presented by Ken McClelland, who founded the race in 1988, as a short handed race for keelboats, around Arran (approximately 80 miles) or Holy Isle (approximately 40 miles).

In turn, Ken himself, and his long time sailing partner Tom MacFadyen, were presented with gifts by John Ridley (also, like Ken, a former two-time commodore of Largs SC) and Eileen Rae, Fairlie YC commodore, to recognise their contribution to this long standing and very popular event.

Click on "read more" to see some of the history of the event, and more photographs

Harken Logo
Repeats every week until Sun Nov 28 2021.

Largs SC Winter Open Series 2021 is a Series of races run over 6 weeks open to Club members and also boats from other clubs. The series is sponsored again by Harken who have generously provided prizes.

Sat 21st May 2022 to Sun 22nd May 2022

Weekend of great racing with 60 boats like in June 2021 for Musto Skiffs, D-Zero's, RS400's, RS200's - get in your diary for 2022.
 

 

Mr Peter Thomson, United Nations Special Envoy, Oceans and Richard Brisius, Chairman of The Ocean Race, visited Largs Sailing Club on Sunday October 31st, on their way to take part in COP26 in Glasgow on behalf of the Relay4Nature website. This relay with Natures Baton has been connecting major biodiversity and sustainability conferences to carry the consistent message “we cannot have a healthy planet without a healthy ocean.” Peter and Richard brought with them Natures Baton, which has to date circumnavigated the globe, been into the Arctic Circle and been carried by participants in The Ocean Race Europe. It has attended the IUCN Biodiversity conference in Marseille France earlier this year and will now be presented to the Chairman of COP26, via Largs Sailing Club.

Click on "read more" to see the full story, and photographs.

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.

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.

CLUBHOUSE OPENING HOURS - WINTER

With many of our sailing activities coming to their seasonal end, we have adjusted the clubhouse opening times to reflect that:
 
    Saturday**         0800 until 1500
    Sunday              0800 until 1500
    Monday                          Closed
    Tuesday             0800 until 1300
    Wednesday        0800 until 1500
    Thursday            0800 until 1400
    Friday**                           Closed
Bar Opening Times - Winter
    Sunday              0930 until 1500
 
** - the clubhouse and bar will also be open for club socials planned for each month. Details will be emailed out to members, and posted on this web page, plus our Facebook pages.
The above times allow for the members to access the club for midweek coffee mornings, club maintenance work and weekend activities.
The heating and showers will be on for the above times, and coffee and biscuits are available on the top landing (honesty box).
The building will also be open for pre-arranged club socials and training.
Any queries please contact the office on secretary@largssc.co.uk.

Newsletter

NEWSLETTERS - CATCH UP ON THE ARCHIVE!

All regular club activities were suspended after lockdown began at the end of March last year, and the last "normal" newsletter was on 1st March 2020, 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. Little did we anticipate what was to follow ...

Lockdown restrictions were eased through last summer, into autumn, allowing our dinghy sailors to participate in social sailing, then organised racing was possible through the autumn. Our cruising sailors and motor boaters were also active in the second half of last season, and you can read about these activities on our Facebook pages. After a long winter in lockdown, coronavirus estrictions have been eased significantly, club racing has restarted, our clubhouse is open again, we have hosted the 29er and D-Zero Nationals, and Largs Regatta Fetival, plus many of our cruising members are getting out and about. Keep safe, and 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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RYAS Winter Championships
Sat 4th Dec 2021
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Monthly quiz, and fun evening!
Fri 10th Dec 2021
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Open weekend for Musto Skiffs, D-Zero's, RS400's, RS200's etc
Sat 21st May 2022
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We look forward to welcoming the Finns, and all the other classes, back who had such a good weekend of racing in 2021.
Sat 27th Aug 2022
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