Welcome to Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club
Following the introduction of the three tiers of alert levels, the RYA’s guidance to sailing clubs has been updated. Members are reminded they should adhere to government guidance relevant to their local area, wash hands regularly, wear facemasks within the clubhouse and maintain a 2m social distance, avoid mingling indoors at all times, avoiding passing each other in corridors or doorways and adhere to the one way system within the clubhouse.
The galley remains open as a take away service only. If you choose to eat your take away indoors, please don’t sit at the same table as someone from outside your household or bubble.
You can check an area’s Tier level by entering a postcode at https://www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-local-restrictions?priority-taxon=774cee22-d896-44c1-a611-e3109cce8eae
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 is still taking place. The RS400 Open on 14 November will open for visitors to enter on 31st October.
Unless there is a significant easing of Covid-19 restrictions it is anticipated that the Winter Series will be held as an LLSC members only event.
MEMBERS ARE REMINDED THAT, 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