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A huge thank you to John Ridley and all his fellow volunteers including Jim Colquhoun, Harvey Green, Mike Johnstone, Adam Lansdown, Billy McCarlie, Ken McClelland, George McCree, Hugh Maclean, Niall Macpherson, Chris Nichol and Neil Stuart. Some of the team are pictured.
Nothing major this year, but the clubhouse is again clean and tidy, with many areas freshly painted, and ready for the new season.
This work, and the regular weekly maintenance, saves the club a considerable amount of money in professional fees, so it's much appreciated!

A brief newsletter, with information on clubhouse and office Christmas closure, the New Year Race on Sunday 5th January, winter maintenance starts Monday 6th January - can you help, please?, January Quiz Night Friday 17th January, plus brief updates on the recent AGM, dinghy sailing (Harken winter series, RYAS winter championships), Christmas Market, kids Christmas party etc. Download the pdf for much more information!

Sun 16th Feb 2020

Ann Cochrane has put together the programme for the winter talks, starting on Sunday 16th February with topics including by boat to the Kelpies on the Forth and Clyde Canal, Naval Architecture (why do these massive cruise ships not capsize?), the Fife Yachts (visiting us 4-12 June), and the Field Studies Centre on Cumbrae.

The following month, Sunday 15th March, subjects range from long term boat ownership to the amazing story of member Daniel Smith skippering Derry/Londonderry to second place overall in the Clipper Round the World race! In April (date to be confirmed), there will be a liferaft demonstration, a repeat of last year's demo (see the video here), plus other topics to be arranged.

Repeats every week until Sun Mar 22 2020.
Sun 16th Feb 2020

LSC will be again be running it's successful Frostbite series. With up to three races per day following the first start at 11:00. Registration will open from 09:00 and there will be a briefing at 10:00.

There has been a small change to the course charts, there is now the option for Class Short to to do Windward Leeward courses.

56 boats out on a very fresh Saturday, some getting 3 races, all 2 - Results now published within the RYAS link below. Very well done to the Largs Topper contingent - 1st, 2nd, and 4th - just brilliant.

Was great to see so many young sailors out on the water in a very mixed weekend, also Committee Boats and support RIB’s bouncing all over the place to support the racing.

Sunday was abandoned on Saturday, and looking out from our house today, was a correct decision - great also that we got all the racing kit back over to the container last night when we had assistance.

Sat 1st Aug 2020 to Fri 7th Aug 2020

Plans are well advanced for 2020 - entries opened on Tuesday December 10.

Details in link below:

https://www.kbsuk.com/optimist/iocaevents/index.asp?EventID=131

D-Zero Logo
Fri 26th Jun 2020 to Sun 28th Jun 2020

The RSK D-Zero UK National Championships 2020 will be the sixth national championships of the D-Zero Class and the first to be held away from the South Coast - a big vote of confidence in Scotland and Largs as an International Sailing Venue. Largs SC has a vibrant local D-Zero fleet and has hosted four very popular D-Zero Scottish championships; the 2019 event enjoying 17 entries, with boats travelling from all over the UK. It is expected that the 2020 Nationals will attract at least 45 boats with more than a dozen Scottish Entries.

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.

Clubhouse Christmas and Winter Opening Hours

The Clubhouse Office and Building will close at 4pm on Thursday 19th December
Maintenance starts on Saturday 4th January, and continues until Tuesday 14th January - help needed as usual, please!
New Years Race Sunday 5th January - details to follow. The office reopens Monday 6th January
The club will re-open on Friday 17th January with the January Quiz Night - then weekend opening as below:

From 6th January - Every day - building open 08:00 to 15:00 (or later)

The coffee vending machine will be accessible at all times along with a kettle and selection of snacks. An honesty box will be provided!
 
From 18th January - Saturday and Sunday - kitchen opens 09.30, bar opens 1200 (1230 on Sundays)
Breakfast rolls, lunches (soup, wraps and a regular hot dish), traybakes and scones
Close 1600 - or earlier if no members present
Our caterers Bosun's Table look forward to welcoming members, families and friends!
 
We will also open on Friday and Saturday evenings for organised club events. 
When bookings for private functions impact on members' access, we will notify this by e-mail and on this page.
Every effort will be made to offer a limited service in the Hems Kalis room.
 
Last orders 30 minutes before closing time
(Group Bookings - please book in advance)

Newsletter

DECEMBER NEWSLETTER

A brief newsletter, with information on clubhouse and office Christmas closure, the New Year Race on Sunday 5th January, winter maintenance starts Monday 6th January - can you help, please?, January Quiz Night Friday 17th January, plus brief updates on the recent AGM, dinghy sailing (Harken winter series, RYAS winter championships), Christmas Market, kids Christmas party etc. Download the pdf for much more information!

Very best wishes to all our members, families and friends for a great Christmas, and a happy and healthy New Year.

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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February Quiz Night
Fri 14th Feb 2020
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Blow the cobwebs away with some early season racing
Sun 16th Feb 2020 to Sun 22nd Mar 2020
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March Quiz Night
Fri 13th Mar 2020
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Cruising group - winter talk
Sun 15th Mar 2020
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Fleet of boats starting a race
Afternoon Club Racing
Sun 29th Mar 2020 to Sun 10th May 2020
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Boats racing in light winds
Wednesday Evening Racing Series
Wed 1st Apr 2020 to Wed 6th May 2020
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April Quiz Night
Fri 10th Apr 2020
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