Welcome to Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club

Upcoming Events are suspended until further notice.

COVID-19 Update – 22nd March 2020 – all activity postponed indefinitely
Since the update on Friday 20th March COVID-19 guidance has developed very quickly.
On Sunday 22nd March we received a direct request from Professor Kate Ardern (Wigan’s Public Health Director) and Dr Merav Kliner (Consultant in Health Protection, Public Health England North West) for the suspension of all on the water activity until further notice. They have acknowledged that our club and the open water swimmers have been adhering to national guidance but they advise that a clarification and tightening of the national  guidance is imminent.
It is therefore with deep regret that the Committee must inform members that all on the water activity is suspended until further notice with immediate effect. We will continue to monitor advice and guidance with the aim of resuming activities as soon as it is safe to do so.
For the avoidance of doubt this suspension covers ALL activities and not just organised activities i.e. individual sailing, kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding, windsurfing, kite surfing, swimming, RC Laser sailing, model boat sailing and any other activity on, in, under or near the water are  until further notice. 
Current government advice to us all as individuals may be found at:-https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Thank you all for your continued support, please take care and stay safe.


Dave Kelsall Commodore – on behalf of the Committee.
22nd March 2020

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