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Sat 19th Oct 2019

Now that the sailing season has all but ended, come along enjoy a delicious supper, learn about the cruising group if you don't know us, and chat about your season. We will also talk about the ideas for winter talks in early 2020. All club members welcome.

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Repeats every week until Sun Dec 01 2019.
Sun 27th Oct 2019

Are you worried about losing the racing edge, getting lardy over winter, avoiding the in-laws, ducking out of Christmas Shopping? ..... then sail at Largs Sailing Club this winter

Courses designed to suit all classes of boats - long courses for fast boats and shorter courses for those wanting multi-rounds and a chance of quad style courses in a large fleet.

We've had a hectic year of events, starting last December with the RYAS Winter Championships, the fast handicap dinghy weekend in May, then a 6 week spell with the Laser Nationals, immediately followed by the Topper Nationals, then Largs Regatta Festival, and the Musto Skiff Nationals!

Many of our volunteers enjoyed a thankyou evening hosted by the club, with Bosun's Table kindly providing a barbeque. During the evening, our commodore Ewan Macpherson introduced major events convenor John Connelly, who gave a summary of the events, thanked the many, many club volunteers and others who had made the events possible, and highlighted the significant financial benefit to the club of everyone's efforts.

Eight boats, 16 sailors, two dogs and a cat joined the final cruise in company to Port Bannatyne over the weekend of 28-29 September - Carpe Diem, Meander, Kaos II, El Obeid, Milou, Juniper and Loch She, plus coordinators Night Owl. Conditions were light for the passages to and from Port Bannatyne, but some boats managed to sail all the way.
The evening started with drinks and nibbles on Night Owl, celebrating two birthdays, and watching a spectacular sunset, and was followed by a very enjoyable group meal in the Port Inn.
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Our attention now switches to shore activities, and we're looking to set up a laying up supper, and winter talks. Watch this space!
Repeats every 7 weeks every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday and every Saturday and every Sunday until Mon Sep 30 2019.

The Musto Skiff National Championships were held at Largs Sailing Club from Thursday 5 Sept to Sunday 8 September. There were 36 competitors, from all over the UK, and including 3 South African entrants. The event had strong winds on Thursday and Friday, which made for exciting sailing, testing the sailors abilities to the full, then very light winds on Saturday and Sunday. After the final 2 races, Jamie Hilton from Aberdeen SC was crowned National Champion, Andy Tarboton from South Africa 2nd, and Dan Vincent from Stokes Bay 3rd. 

Click on "read more" to see more excellent close up action photos from Marc Turner (https://marcturner.photoshelter.com/). More of his photos on the LSC Facebook pages. Many thanks to all the LSC volunteers who made this event possible.

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 Autumn-Winter Opening Hours

 
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!
 
Evening sailing stops after the final cadet session on Thursday 12th September, so thereafter:
 
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

July-August newsletter - Laser and Topper National Championships

An extremely busy fortnight for the club, with the Laser and Topper National Championships in consecutive weeks!!

This was a massive effort from the club, with over 100 members helping ashore and afloat - so a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone. Also to Julia in the office, and Bosun's Table and their catering team.

We now look forward to:

  • Largs Regatta Festival, including the Round Cumbraes and Two Handed races - 24th-31st August. There is a full social programme as well!!
  • next cruise in company, 24th-25th August
  • Musto Skiff Nationals, 5th-8th September.

Open the link to the pdf file for much more detail on all these topics, and more.

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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CRUISING GROUP LAYING UP SUPPER
Sat 19th Oct 2019
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Two races back to back on Sunday mornings
Sun 22nd Sep 2019 to Sun 20th Oct 2019
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End of Season Racing open to visitors
Sun 27th Oct 2019 to Sun 1st Dec 2019
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First Aid Course
Sun 3rd Nov 2019
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November Quiz Night
Fri 8th Nov 2019
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CHRISTMAS SAIL
Sat 9th Nov 2019
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Wine and Dine Evening
Fri 22nd Nov 2019
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Annual General Meeting
Sun 24th Nov 2019
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