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Sat 9th Oct 2021 to Sun 10th Oct 2021

We are delighted to welcome the 707 Class to LSC for a weekend of racing in October - hopefully will make up for losing some of the early season.

https://sail707.com/events-calendar/

More details to follow but in the meantime get in your diary.

Day Skipper and Yachtmaster Theory courses will be provided in the clubhouse in February and March by Dan Smith, Sailing InTuition. Course content and details of how to register can be found in the attached PDFs.

Sat 12th Jun 2021 to Sun 13th Jun 2021

After reviewing the latest Sports & Travel restriction guidelines from the SG and RYAS, it's been decided to slip this event to June in anticipation of the Covid restrictions being eased enough to let it go ahead.

LSC is hosting a One Design Regatta Weekend  on June 12/13 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, 20th-22nd August and 25th-30th July respectively.

Unlike the January draw, February's 50:50 draw was done on an almost spring like day by 50:50 coordinator Ann Cochrane and Sandra Ridley, and the winning numbers were:

   1st prize of £60 - 19; 2nd prize of £40 - 13;  3rd prize of £30 - 6;  4th prize of £20 - 65.

 Congratulations everyone, and the prizes are on their way to the lucky winners!

You can join in - click on "read more" to learn how!

The Sunday autumn series started on 13th September, and by popular request, was extended to 29th November. It was great to see some normal club activities resume, albeit with restrictions, which got tighter as the serier progressed, with only a maximum of 30 on the water allowed, and no crews from mixed households. Despite this, there was some fantastic racing, with 20-25 boats participating most Sundays, and 38 boats overall. Jon Bassett was a clear winner in the fast handicap fleet, and a tight finish in the slow handicap fleet, where Finley Briggs took top spot by a single point from Ruari Herrington.

Massive thanks to all the many people who have made this series possible. For more information, see full results here, and the LSC Racing Facebook page.

Photos courtesy Mark Edwards and Freddie Moran.

Sat 28th Aug 2021 to Sun 29th Aug 2021

Regatta Racing*

Two days of round the buoys and round the islands racing in late-August with entry is open to keelboats, dinghies and catamarans of all classes.

On Saturday 28th August, Keelboats race in the area to the north of Cumbrae while dinghy racing takes place around the cans within the Largs Channel. On Sunday 29th August, it's the famous Round Cumbraes Race -  a long distance race around Big Cumbrae for the dinghies and catamarans, and both islands for keelboats.

More details including Sailing Instructions and Entry forms to be released soon. 

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: JANUARY LOCKDOWN UPDATE

The recent announcement that as of January 5th, mainland Scotland and Skye will be in full lockdown means that the clubhouse will be closed and all organised activities suspended. Regular inspections of the building, dinghy park and RIBs will be made to ensure they are all in good order, but no further maintenance activity or club racing will be possible until further notice.

The club's safety and sailing convenors continue to work tirelessly, with our govening bodies, RYAS and sportscotland and as soon as we have any information about resuming actvities, these will be posted here and on our social media channels. As soon as we can open up more of your clubhouse and offer more activities, we will!  Meanwhile, stay safe everyone and we look forward to meeting up again soon!

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 the 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 the season, and you can read about these activities on our Facebook pages. Unfortunately we're back in lockdown, and we all look forward to a return to full activities as the coronavirus situation allows. In the mean time, stay 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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Scottish and Northern Singlehanded Series - Largs CANCELLED
Sat 17th Apr 2021
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One Design Regatta Weekend 2021- POSTPONED to June
Sat 12th Jun 2021
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29er UK Nationals 2021
Sat 24th Jul 2021
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RSK D-Zero National Championships 2021
Fri 20th Aug 2021
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Largs Regatta Festival 2021
Sat 28th Aug 2021
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Round the Cans racing at Largs Regatta Week
Sat 28th Aug 2021
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Race around the Island of Cumbrae
Sun 29th Aug 2021
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707 Class Weekend
Sat 9th Oct 2021
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