Author: Martin Tubb

Dragon Boat Race

Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club are delighted to once again be the host for think-ahead‘s Dragon boat race on 6th September, which is a great even and raises money for the stroke support charity. Whether it’s for team-building, or just a fun day out, the race offers teams the opportunity to battle it out on Pennington Flash, with proceeds going towards supporting Wigan borough stroke survivors, carers and their families. Each boat needs a team of eight; no prior experience...

2019 Yearbook out now

They’ve arrived!!…yes, your 2019 yearbook will be available to collect from the clubhouse this coming Sunday 3rd March so, to save us postage, be sure to collect yours by hand ASAP so you can use the calendar of events planned to plan your year’s sailing.

Tipsy Series Changes

Following the unprecedented conditions during January of either no wind or too much wind, resulting in the loss of most of the races, we have taken the decision to amend the schedule for the remainder of the series in order to run additional races. From Sunday 10th February the first race each Sunday is now scheduled to start at 11:30 rather than the previous 12:00. This will allow time for a 3rd race each day. The plan is 1 race...

Sailing Cancelled Sunday 27th January

Given the wind forecast for tomorrow is for 25 gusting 40+ we have taken the reluctant decision to cancel sailing and the club will be closed for the day. We look forward to seeing you next Sunday.

Oppie & Topper Training 26 Jan

We have Junior Optimist and Topper Training on 26th January 2019. See http://  for more details on the Optimist training. Contact for details on the Topper training

Caravanners come to spectate

A couple of weeks ago we held our first caravan rally, which was very successful. Who knows, perhaps a few will convert to sailing too!!  

Regatta Weekend 16/17th June Plus BBQ

Please click to book in advance for the Saturday evening BBQ, to help us with numbers and make sure there’s enough to go around Visitors- Why not join us on the Sunday for some excellent racing   Regatta Weekend 16th/17th June 2018 Free for club members, BBQ extra- pay on the day Free Camping- make a weekend of it Visitors welcome  Family Fun Saturday 16th June 11:30            Brunch 1.00pm         3 races – a mix of semi-serious and fun...

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...