National powerboat driving competition for kids aged 8 - 16 run by the RYA & Honda
Sun 10th May 2015
Sun 17th May 2015
The RYA Honda RIB challenge is a national powerboat driving competition for kids aged 8 - 16 run by the RYA and sponsored by Honda, with the chance to win a RIB and engine for your club.
The LSTA will run a training day for this years competition on Sunday 10th of May with one hour slots available to book. Places for the training day are limited to ensure that each participant gets significant RIB driving time. Each cadet should get a minimum of 20 minutes of driving tuition with a powerboat instructor. The training day is open to all cadet junior members of LSC, whether or not they have ever driven a RIB before.
A test news article for the front page 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.
Championship slip clean at 10.30 for the Windsurfers at the Weekend.
Tue 12th May 2015
Its hard work even with the LYH tractor with bucket assisting. Need lots of hardened volunteers coming with spades, rakes, forks, and brushes to help do - many hands make light work could never be more true. Please come along and volunteer to help out with this once in a year clean up of this enormous slip.
This latest newsletter includes the new furniture in the Lookout Lounge; forthcoming social events (quiz night this Friday, cruising talk a week Friday); reports on the Ellen MacArthur FUNdraising dance (over £1200 raised!) and the cruising group's first cruise in company over Easter weekend; the start of sail training, and much more.
Information evening for anyone interested in dinghy sailing or windsurfing training this season.
Thu 23rd Apr 2015
Largs Sail Training Association will be holding an information evening for children (cadets) and adults on Thursday April 23 from 18.30 at Largs Sailing Club. Anyone who is interested in starting or dinghy sailing or windsurfing this season will be very welcome and those who were with us last season are requested to come along.
A keen dinghy and keel boat sailor, I have worked in the maritime sector for over 30 years , the last 20 in front line search and rescue and vessel survey and inspection. Prior to this I was fortunate to be able to make a living sailing other peoples yachts, and managed to complete several transatlantic crossings and sailed to and from various Mediterranean ports.
Having "messed about in boats" a bit while at school, I started sailing seriously as a student on Rolls-Royce's 55' sail training ketch, Merlin of Clyde, and quickly got the bug. I have now been yacht racing, fairly successfully, as crew and occasional helm for more than 30 years and have done a fair amount of cruising, mostly in the Mediterranean.
The sailing convener is responsible for organising the running of the racing at LSC, and is a good initial contact if you are interested in taking part.
I first ventured afloat, aged 9, in a clinker dinghy with a faded brown lugsail. By the time I was twelve I'd built a Mirror dinghy and soon after was lucky enough to be racing a Merlin-Rocket off Shoreham and had managed to win my first race!