Welcome to Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club

Tipsy Icicle Changes to Sailing Instructions
To compensate for the loss of races due to unsuitable weather during January and February, we will be having three races per Sunday for the next 3 weeks starting at 11:30.
On the final Sunday (15th March) we will revert to two races starting at 12:00 – to allow time for prize giving and boat packing. Competitors are reminded that the start sequence is now Handicap, Lasers, Asymmetrics then Solos/Juniors.
An amended set of Sailing Instructions is now available at https://webcollect.org.uk/llsc/event/winter-2019-2020/file/Change-2-to-Tipsy-2020-SI.pdf and https://webcollect.org.uk/llsc/event/winter-2019-2020/file/Change-3-to-Tipsy-2020-SI.pdf

Wednesday 26th February 2020 – more racing tips especially how to get the start and the first beat better – presented by Dave Woodhead – one of the top sailors in the North West and a very experienced RYA Coach at a very high level. Click here to book your place

Wednesday 11th March 2020 – led by Dave Kelsall and other members of the committee facilitated by Adam McGovern (RYA NW Regional Development Officer) and James Wheeler (RYA NW Sailability Coordinator) we will be presenting our ideas about a plan to further develop the club including replacing the pontoons and re-launching Sailability at Leigh & Lowton – plus any other topics raised by members. What are we doing well and what could we do even better? Click now to book your place

Wednesday 25th March 2020 – a short set of presentations aimed at getting everyone ready for the new sailing season plus tips and hints about buying and selling boats, assistant safety boat and assistant race officer duties and a discussion about safety boat best practice for people of any and all levels of experience, training and skill.

Revett 18th NovemberKenneth Grahame 1000

So, why join Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club?

Great opportunities to either start to learn, to improve or to test advanced sailing skills.

Good value annual Membership structure with staggered payments available and No joining fees!

At 160 Acres/64.5 Ha – the Largest inland sailing area in the Cheshire/Lancashire/Greater Manchester/Merseyside areas. Soft shorelines surround the race areas and the water is largely unaffected by tree induced wind shadow.

Fast road links from all directions

Suitable for a wide variety of monohull sailing dinghies from Optimist to 49’er

Wide shoreline launching facilities

Friendly members who are always happy to help or advise.

Heated changing rooms with hot showers available daily all year round.

Comfortable heated clubhouse facilities with large wetroom/galley/bar and separate lounge area for viewing the sailing action through panoramic windows – includes TV and free fast wifi.

The Galley is widely regarded by local sailors and national visitors to be one of our greatest assets, fabulous food available.

Huge, organised, secure and flood lit dinghy park.Gate Sign

Tarmac car parking – means clean boat packing areas

On site camping facilities for open meetings.

Simple computerised race control.

Organised Sunday racing all year round (no winter closure), Saturday afternoon and Wednesday evening racing during summer months. Friday evening training for Junior fleets – Parental enjoyment of the spectacle whilst BBQ’s are used to prepare dinner is highly recommended!

Regular Open Meeting and Class Championship hosts

Best attended winter dinghy racing series in the North of England

Informal general sailing (without rescue) available at all times.

Modern fleet of rescue ribs.

Comprehensive fleet of well maintained training boats – some available for hire.

Deep water launch ramp for disability boats

RYA High Performance Centre

Also RYA Sailability, RYA Onboard & RYA Training centre – Helping to promote sailing for all

Training Classroom separate from the clubhouse for privacy

3.42 mile circular walk on footpaths around the Flash – for the non-sailing visitors

…………… don’t just take our word for it:

“Thank you for your help over the weekend. We had a great time.”

Joanna Crabtree RYA Optimist Zone Squad Training – December 2017

“Thanks for accommodating us last weekend. All went well and everyone was raving about the galley food on Sunday!”

Cathy Rastrick Feva Training – January 2016

“Thank you for a wonderful if windy weekend. The kids had a ball and showed just what a great squad they are. We had 23 on Saturday and 22 on Sunday. Our thanks for making us so welcome again, we love coming to your club!”

Jennie Clark RS Tera Northern Rep – November 2015

Video to show what happens at the club from a training point of view