Some great socials being lined up to compliment the sailing.
We're delighted to announce that Olympic Medalist and Swimming Commentator Rob Woodhouse will be our After Dinner Speaker at the 2016 Regatta Dinner.
Rob won a bronze medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics in the 400m individual medley and he is widely regarded as the best Australian medley swimmer of his generation. He has now just returned from commentating at the Rio Olympics so he can resume his day job of running a sports management company for some of GB's biggest sporting stars.
We had a fantastic turnout of 25 or so volunteers to get the championship slipway ready for this season's major event, the Optimist National Championships at the end of July. Click on "read more" to see more information and photographs of the morning. The white lines are now also done.
The seaweed was 6-9" thick in large areas, so it was a pretty major challenge, but after 3 hours of scraping and shovelling, the slip was pristine, and ready for the 250-300 boats we expect in a week or so. Many, MANY thanks to everyone who helped, and in particular to all our friends in the Firth of Clyde Coastal Rowing Club, to Largs Yacht Haven for the tractor and crew, and our office administrator Julia for her chuck wagon and very welcome refreshments!
Was a challenging weekend for the RO and competitors - so called Easterlies being light and strong in the gusts, also from north and south.That said, 5 races were completed and the Champions being the National 18 crew from Findhorn, runners up last year, and 2nd Calum Bell in his Topper and the first singlehanded.
Updates and news on dinghy sailing and cruising group activities, safety boat and summer dinghy courses, quiz nights, CalMac sponsoring Largs Regatta Week - and volunteers please for the Optimist Nationals, end July into early August.
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.
The season is now well underway - junior and adult sail training starts very soon, regular club racing has started, and the cruising group are getting out on the water. Clubhouse opening hours are being extended to match. Read full details on all this and more in the attached pdf file.
Want to learn to sail - juniors and adults? Returning from last year's courses? Come along to the information evening on Thursday 21st April from 18:30 and learn more, or pre-enrol at https://webcollect.org.uk/lsta.See also the full programme in the attached pdf file. We are particularly keen to encourage new adult beginners in this great sport, so if you know friends, neighbours, work colleagues etc who are interested - come along! The cost of the course will be offset against your membership if you continue after the course and join the club.