Freddie and Hilary Moran will entertain us over dinner with tales of their 2017 cruising season
Sat 2nd Dec 2017
A full clubhouse very much enjoyed hearing Freddie and Hilary describe Arctic Tern's great cruising in 2017, from Howth in the south, to north about Skye, and the Outer Hebrides. They were incredibly lucky with the weather - unlike many others!
Their lively digressions on living with a dog on board, walks ashore, and other useful tips and pieces were much appreciated - as was Avril and teams' excellent buffet!
A junior special, with our cadets training season finishing on two highs - the Cadet Regatta, then scooping the prestigious Scottish Club of the Year at Loch Lomond! Well done everyone involved, ashore and afloat. Click on the "download" icon to read about these, and much more!
The open winter series returned to Largs for 2017 with 10 races over five weekends from the start of November through to the start of December. Over 30 boats were afloat each Sunday, with some close racing.
Class 1 had an overall entry of 34 boats, with Alastair McGlaughlan, Prestwick SC, RS300, a clear winner with a string of first and second places to count. Jon Bassett Largs SC in his Devoti D-Zero was second, with other LSC Devoti sailors well placed - Martin Latimer 6th, Billy McCarlie 8th, and Howard Smallwood 9th. Class 2 had 21 entries, and on the top step of the podium were Martin Faulkner and Bill Forsyth in their RS200, with Simon Limb third in his RS100. Largs SC were well represented through the rest of the results. Full results here.
Many thanks to all the volunteers who made the racing possible! Also to Alan Henderson for the photographs.
We are incredibly proud to present Largs Sailing Club Cadets 2017, the RYAS Scottish Club Champions. Click on "read more" to see more photographs. Also on pages 4-5 of the October e-news - click on the pdf file below.
A full report from the RYA Scotland Zones at Loch Lomond Sailing Club is available on the RYAS website, here.
The annual RYA Scotland Winter Championships, held over the weekend of December 9/10th, lived up to their name, with racing held against the spectacular backdrop of snow-covered Arran. Races were sprint format for all the junior and youth pathway classes. Many thanks to all the volunteers who contributed to the success of the weekend!
Scottish dinghy sailors across twenty four dinghy classes took part in the RYA Scotland Champion of Champions Trophy at Largs SC over the weekend of 21-22 October. This unique event sees the Scottish Champions from quite widely different classes of boat compete against each other under the Portsmouth Yardstick handicap system.
The gusty east wind on Saturday, and the stiff NW'ly on Sunday, gave the race committee and competitors challenging conditions, but 4 races were completed.