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Section of return to boating poster

The Scottish Government announced on May 28th the start of Phase 1 for moving out of Lockdown. This allows us to prepair a return to the water. Following the RYAS guidance we have prepared club specific guidelines for a safe return to watersports, which you will find in the attached PDF. Please do read these and the RYAS information before getting out on the water to enjoy some much missed sailing.

It is with regret that the Committee have decided to cancel both the D Zero and Optimist National Championships which were scheduled for June and early August. The D Zero class have agreed to reschedule to 2021. No decision has yet been made to reschedule the Optimist championships. Thank you to all of our members who had agreed to help out at the 2 events.

Lockdown continues, so we've again done this month's draw in our cul-de-sac, and witnessed by fellow members and neighbours John and Sandra Ridley (standing 2m away!). Apologies to John for interrupting his gardening!
- 1st prize (£60) - number 43
- 2nd prize (£40) - number 58
- 3rd prize (£30) - number 72
- 4th prize (£20) - number 7
Winners will be notified by e-mail, and cheques sent when available.

Our club moved to its present location at Largs Yacht Haven in 1999, but for the previous 63 years, we used Cairnie's Quay slipway on the Broomfields (south promenade) of Largs for access to the many boats moored in the bay, and dinghy racing. There are still some relics of our history at the slipway, including the frame used for race signals, as described in the attached article.

Click on "read more" to see all the photographs, and access the pdf file with the full story.

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 UPDATE: CLUB CLOSURE

Following the more restrictive measures presented by the UK Prime Minister and Scottish First Minister on 23rd March, LSC is now in total lockdown and from now, we do NOT encourage group, social on-the-water activity. We will continue to monitor our building on a weekly basis, thanks to two volunteers who will make brief routine checks while they are out on other essential errands.

The RYA have also issued some guidance on 19th March to boaters in light of the current COVID-19 situation. They are strongly urging that recreational boaters respect the new government rules on avoiding unnecessary travel and activities, to minimise the pressure on local services and facilities. 

We would like to ask our members to respect and comply with the measures being implemented in all aspects of their lives. Take care of yourselves and your friends and families now and we will see you once we can safely lift these challenging restrictions.

Newsletter

WINTER 2020 NEWSLETTER

An update on recent happenings at the club - 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.

Download the full newsletter to read all about these items, 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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Virtual Regatta Logo
Online Racing using the Virtual Regatta platform
Mon 13th Apr 2020 to Wed 17th Jun 2020
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Fife Regatta
Thu 4th Jun 2020
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Solo rounding a mark
Series of races using different longer courses
Sun 21st Jun 2020
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Fleet of boats starting a race
Wednesday Evening Racing Series
Wed 24th Jun 2020 to Wed 29th Jul 2020
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Boats getting ready to launch
Afternoon Club Racing
Sun 5th Jul 2020 to Sun 23rd Aug 2020
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Optimist UK Nationals
Sat 1st Aug 2020
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Boats racing in light winds
Short Series of Pursuit Races
Wed 12th Aug 2020 to Wed 26th Aug 2020
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