Welcome to Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club
|Final (hopefully) Covid-19 update Monday 19th July 2021|
From today onwards there are no Covid-19 related legal restrictions to any of our club’s activities on or off the water. The government advises us to use our personal judgement, so please consider the government advice copied below*. Obviously if you have symptoms of Covid-19, or have been advised to self-isolate, please keep away from the club!
As a result of the lifting of these legal restrictions members are free to use the changing rooms, to eat and drink indoors, there are no restrictions on the number of boats or people taking part in organised activities and there is no need to book everyday activities via WebCollect.
Signing on via WebCollect has proved popular with both race participants and race officers (we don’t need to decipher handwriting!) so we will continue this via WebCollect. A single sign on for a series of races or an individual event such as a cup race or Open Meeting has been set up by our Sailing Manager Martin at
https://webcollect.org.uk/llsc/event/series-signon-2021 similarly Wednesday evening suppers can be pre-ordered via WebCollect.
For track and trace purposes, please continue to use the QR code on your NHS Covid app, or leave your contact details on the paper form in reception.
The use of face coverings is advised but not compulsory “in crowded and enclosed spaces”, so please use your own judgement if in such spaces.
Finally, on behalf of the Management Committee, I thank everyone for your support during the long and difficult period of Covid-19 restrictions and I look forward to seeing you all on and off the water in the coming weeks and months.
19th July 2021
*Government advice is “As COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, it is important that we all use personal judgement to manage our own risk. All of us can play our part by exercising common sense and considering the risks. While no situation is risk free, there are actions we can take to protect ourselves and others around us. Following this guidance will help you stay safe and protect others by controlling the spread. Every action to help reduce the spread will reduce any further resurgence of the virus in the coming months.” See https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response-summer-2021-roadmap/coronavirus-how-to-stay-safe-and-help-prevent-the-spread
A training schedule for 2021 will be published as soon as possible in light of the evolving RYA guidance.
MEMBERS ARE REMINDED THAT, FROM 29TH MARCH , 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”
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