Welcome to Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club
The field will hopefully be sprayed with weedkiller week commencing 21st September, and it is harmful to dogs, so once applied please keep dogs off the field for 2 weeks. This notice will be updated when the weedkiller has been applied.
PLEASE NOTE THE UPDATED CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS TO REFLECT THE EVOLVING COVID-19 SITUATION. THIS WILL NOW BE REVIEWED ON A ROLLING MONTHLY BASIS FOR THE FOLLOWING TWO MONTHS.
Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 concerns, the Open meetings planned for September and October 2020 have had to be cancelled. This affects NWSTT, Topper, Albacore, Aero, Laser & NWJYT.
MEMBERS ARE REMINDED THAT, IN THE ABSENCE OF SAFETY COVER, THEY SHOULD NOT LAUNCH IN WINDS ABOVE 15 KNOTS TO MINIMISE THE RISK OF THE RESCUE SERVICES BEING CALLED OUT, FRONT LINE STAFF BEING PLACED AT RISK OF COVID-19 INFECTION AND THE CLUB’S REPUTATION BEING DAMAGED FOR BREACHING RYA GUIDANCE “do not place unnecessary extra strain on the RNLI or emergency services”
COVID-19 Update – 31st July 2020
A phased return to sailing has been adopted by LLSC since Wednesday 20th May 2020.
Full details of the club’s Covid-19 Policy and Rules are available at
Summary of Phase 4 Sailing and Canoeing rules – amended Friday 31st July 2020:
1. Access to the club grounds only with a contactless fob – available via web collect.
2. Park leaving sufficient space to socially distance
3. No access to changing rooms (members should come down changed or change in their vehicles)
4. Limited access to toilets – please observe social distancing and hygiene, particularly frequent hand washing
5. Limited access to the clubhouse for a take away service from the galley and bar serving hatches following the one way system and maintaining a social distancing at all times.
6. Independent sailing and racing slots should be booked online – no more than the maximum bookable sailing slots per session, paid up club members only. No other activities need to be booked.
7. Limited use of communal facilities or buildings following the one way system and adhering to social distancing and hygiene guidance
8. Please follow Government-approved RYA guidance when sailing with non-members of your household or social bubble – see https://www.rya.org.uk/SiteCollectionDocuments/clubs/RYA%20Sailing%20%26%20Racing%20in%20Mixed%20Households.pdf
9. Only limited access to RIBs by safety crews authorised by the Committee.
10. Members and guests must observe current travel restrictions, social distancing and good hand hygiene – per government rules and RYA guidelines at all times.
Thank you all for your continued support, please take care and stay safe.
Dave Kelsall Commodore – on behalf of the Committee.
31st July 2020
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.
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