Welcome to Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club
|The Tipsy Icicle Series of Open Meetings runs from Sunday 2nd January to Sunday 13th March 2022 all classes of dinghies are welcome. For full details please go to https://webcollect.org.uk/llsc/event/winter-2021-2022|
COVID-19 (updated 9th October 2021)
There are currently 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. Obviously if you have symptoms of Covid-19, or have been advised to self-isolate, please keep away from the club!
Signing on via WebCollect has proved popular with both race participants and race officers (we don’t need to decipher handwriting!) so we continue this via WebCollect. Club members should sign-on for each series here https://webcollect.org.uk/llsc/event/series-signon-2021 and https://webcollect.org.uk/llsc/event/series-signon-2022.
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 when in such spaces.
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