Author: Martin Tubb

MP Jo Platt supports Leigh & Lowton’s RYA “Try Sailing” day

Jo Platt, MP for Leigh, came along to Pennington Flash to check out the RYA Try Sailing day (Push the Boat Out). She arrived to see bright sunshine and the lake full of boats and activity with many of our members and visitors out on the water. She stayed for a cup of tea and a chat, discussing the philosophy of getting youngsters and adults outdoors and active, an aim clearly in line with the club’s activities. Sailing provides a great opportunity...

RS400 Training

Do you want to know how to make your 400 go faster?? Saturday 17th March: The Long Awaited RS400 Specific Training Day at Leigh and Lowton. With Mike Sims – Ex National & Inland Champ. Put it in your diaries now!! Only £25 per boat includes lunch!! Join us for the annual RNLI Open Meeting on the Sunday as well if you like. Join us for some 400 banter in the pub on Sat night – all welcome. Leave your...

Live Webcams

We now have two live webcams available covering the Flash and Dinghy Park. Click to view Flash Webcam  

RYA North Zone Champs 23/24th September

We’re hosting the RYA Zone champs which are open to junior sailors of all abilities. To find out more or enter click here http://www.rya.org.uk/racing-events/2017-north-zone-championships/Pages/event-overview.aspx   Results: http://www.llsc.org.uk/LLSC/Results/2017/NorthZoneChamps.htm

Regatta Weekend 2017 – the Tequila Sunrise

After a short postponement for an early lunch due to lack of wind, the early morning drizzle lifted and Saturday racing got underway in a shifting 8 knot SW breeze came in to give a good first days’ racing. In the Laser fleet, Howard Green got off to a flying start to win 2 tight races.  Stuart Belfield was in hot pursuit all day and sealed a win in the last race of the day with Mike Baldwin coming 3rd...

Europe & Miracle Open 8/9th July

Saturday 8th July dawned with a disappointing forecast from the wind strength point of view although the predicted direction was ideal for sailing at Leigh and Lowton; straight down the length of the lake. Three boats made the long drive north from the south and south-west of England to compete for the Europe Inland Shield whilst two local boats and two from Delph Sailing Club competed for the Miracle Inland Cup. In the end, by the start of the first...

Streaker Inlands

Streaker Inland Championships 6th-7th May 2017 Leigh & Lowton SC hosted the Streaker Inland Championships over the weekend of 6th-7th May, the second event in the Streaker Super Series sponsored by Rooster Sailing. In recent years the Streaker Inlands have been dominated by Ian Jones. This year he won again – but this time the results were in the balance until the final stages of the last race. Saturday was cold and grey with a shifty easterly breeze that was...