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LARGS REGATTA WEEK WELCOMES NEW SPONSOR FOR 2016

The organising committee of Largs Regatta Week are delighted to announce new title sponsorship from Caledonian MacBrayne.

After a very successful RS200 weekend and the Scottish Windsurfers and the DZero/Vortex weekends upon us, we are now starting to focus on the two major mid-season events – the Scottish Laser and Osprey Championships in mid-June and the UK Optimist Nationals at the end of July – which need considerable volunteer support from the club. So dates for your diary, even just one or two.

Scottish Laser and Osprey Championship – June 18/19 2016

The Mayday Bank Holiday weekend cruise was kyboshed by the weather, but several of us enjoyed a day sail on Saturday, then a very social evening in the clubhouse, with members of Troon Cruising Club.

The next cruise in company is on May 14th/15th: meet in the clubhouse 0930 on Saturday to decide the destination, which will be weather dependant.

Buffet from 1900. Quiz starts at 2000. Please book for buffet with Avril by email club-steward@largssc.co.uk

Saturday August 27 2016 for eight full days - the Regatta weekend with round the marks on Saturday, and the Round Cumbrae on Sunday. Followed by the 100 Guineas Series for three evenings mid week, and then the Hems Kalis for the dinghies or the Two Handed Arran races on the final Saturday. And that is just the racing, equally backed up by a super social program ashore in Largs Sailing Club.

On Sunday 22nd May the club will be running a one day micro series of racing. Weather permitting we will be using fixed marks around the Largs Chanel to make some longer than normal courses, and see a bit more of the channel. The racing will be started from the shore and will fit around the visiting regatta fleets. The first start will be at the regular 11:00 time for Sunday racing.

More details including sailing instructions and notice of race are attached.

As the summer season's activities are now in full swing, the clubhouse opening hours have been extended to match. In addition to the weekend opening, we are now open every weekday evening, and at lunchtime on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

Full details in the box below. 

Want to learn to sail, or cruise, or race with us, or just enjoy our clubhouse, with its fantastic view, bar etc? Sail training starts in late April (information evening Thursday 21st April) - beginners to advanced, juniors (aged 8 and up), and adults. We have an active cruising group, a programme of dinghy racing through much of the year, and a strong programme of social events, particularly in the winter months.

We are also not just a "sailing" club - we now have around 40 motor boats in the club!

Annual memberships costs from only £50 (house), and £85 (junior sailing). Sailing members with annual membership can take advantage of our discount card - save 10% on many goods and services e.g. Largs Chandlers, LYH hoist charges, Scotts, Bosuns, Saturn Sails etc etc - for full details click here.

Learn more about membership by clicking here, then to apply, click here, or pop into the office or bar.

Largs Sailing Club

Largs Sailing Club was founded in 1937, 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 LYH/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.

Bar Summer Opening Hours

 

We are now on summer hours, with the season's activities in full swing:

Monday - 18:00 to 22:00

Tuesday - 19:00 to 22:30

Wednesday - 12:00 to 14:00 // 19:00 to 22:00

Thursday - 12:00 to 14:00 // 17:00 to 22:00

Friday - 12:00 to 14:00 // 17:00 to 22:00

Saturday - 10:00 to 22:00

Sunday - 10:00 to 19:00 (no alcohol before 12:30)

The bar will serve coffee, drinks, and bar meals during these times.

 

Newsletter

May Newsletter

Lots of activities afloat - club racing, sail training, cruises in company (including extended cruises), and events at the club - windsurfing championships, other traveller events, and the Optimist UK championships starting in July. Volunteers required, please! Clubhouse now on summer hours. Read more in the attached pdf.

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
Wed 1st Jun 2016
Evening Racing for Fast and Slow Handicap
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Fri 3rd Jun 2016
Quiz Night
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Sun 5th Jun 2016
Sunday Morning Club Racing
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Sat 11th Jun 2016
At least 2 weeks cruising.
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Sat 18th Jun 2016
SCOTTISH LASER GRAND PRIX 2016
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