Welcome to Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club

Wednesday Winter Workshop Racing Tips.
Join us on Wednesday 29th January at the Sailing Club for the first of our series of Winter Workshops
Meet up with like-minded friends at Wednesday evening workshops in 2020 where there will be opportunities to brush up your knowledge and engage in some healthy debate.
Sessions will start at 7.15pm prompt, we will serve dinner & drinks beforehand from 6.30pm.  Yvette has put a great set of menus together again so if you’re coming straight from work or just fancy a sociable dinner beforehand then book on as she needs to know numbers.
The first workshop focuses minds on top racing tips.  Listen to some our top helms give away their tips for extra speed and best routes around the race course.  Work out how to improve your racing for this season.
Details of the later workshops will be confirmed as soon as the presenters and menus have been confirmed. The dates are:
Wednesday 12th February 2020
Wednesday 26th February 2020
Wednesday 11th March 2020
Wednesday 25th March 2020
For full details and a booking form see https://webcollect.org.uk/llsc/event/winter-workshops-january-2020-racing-tips

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