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Welcome to Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club

Covid-19 Update 27th November 2020
Following recent government announcements on the ending of the second national lockdown, LLSC will be re-opening for club sailing from 3rd December onwards. As the whole of Greater Manchester, where LLSC is located, will be in Tier 3 from that date the scope of the activities we can deliver will be restricted by legislation.
In particular, the legality of running Open Meetings in a Tier 3 zone is currently unclear, with updated legal advice from the RYA promised before 2nd December. 
Our Sailing Manager Martin Tubb will be sending out details over the coming days of the events we plan to run during December with slots available for booking from Sunday onwards.
As always, please ensure you comply with the Covid legislation in force within your local area and follow the #Hands #Face #Space guidance.
Until 2nd December as part of the second lockdown, all activities at Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club remain suspended with access to the site restricted by law to essential work and maintenance only.

Thank you for your continued patience and support.
Dave Kelsall
Commodore on behalf of the LLSC Management Committee
27th November 2020

LLSC Training 
Unfortunately due to Covid-19 related pressures all LLSC training activities have been suspended until early 2021 with immediate effect.

Open Meetings and the Winter Series
The Laser open on 7th November and the RS400 Open on 14 November have been postponed until further notice.

MEMBERS ARE REMINDED THAT, WHEN ACTIVITIES ARE EVENTUALLY RESUMED, 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”

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