The clubhouse was busy at the LSTA's information evening, with returning cadets, new cadets, and parents hearing of the season's plans from Johnathan Briggs, then Bill Forsyth about clothing and other practicalities. Courses start on Monday 23rd April. For more information, and to book junior and adult courses, see here.
New for 2018 is a new race group called the “Largs Development Squad”. This will be for dedicated race training with the goal of making the kids more competitive in races. We only have 12 places for this squad and to get it you must own your own Topper, Oppie or Laser.
Largs SC's Andy Brown won "Performance of the Year Award" at the recent RYA Scotland's Annual Awards ceremony, supported by Ocean Sailing Scotland. Andy practices at Largs, and 2017 successes included retaining his RS:X British Youth title, and Bronze at the Youth Worlds in Lake Garda, Italy.
Also honourably mentioned were Largs SC's Johnathan Briggs, for his fantastic work with the LSTA throughout the year, developing racing skills, and culminating in winning the Scottish Club Trophy; and coach Robbie Burns, for his work with many sailors, including Alistair Coombs from Loch Venacher who won the Youth Sailor of the Year.
We are delighted to be welcoming the 2018 RYA Youth National Championships to Largs from March 30th - April 6th 2018. Get involved! We are anticipating around 250 sailors for this event. Our volunteer army will be critical in the delivery of this event, both before and during the competitive action. We will need a huge range of volunteer talent: now is your chance to get involved! Contact Julia in the office with your availability. There will be a volunteer induction afternoon on Monday March 26th when all tasks will be explained....
Our regular Warm up series of 5 Sundays of racing to start the season, the series is open to visitors, and boat parking is availible. The format will be two classes, one on shorter triangle courses, and the other on longer windward leeward courses. Two races will be run back to back with the first start at 11:50.
A very full clubhouse very much enjoyed hearing all about John and Hilary Connelly's seven week summer cruise to Cornwall, Wales and Southern Ireland - with a few adventures on the way! Congratulations also to Avril and staff for serving about 80 diners!