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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...

Live Webcams

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

Prizegiving and Xmas social

Over 100 members turned out for the Prizegiving and Xmas social despite the risk of being snowed in.  In the end the snow held off and a good time was had by all.  The night started with the prizegiving with Mark Dingsdale and Vanessa Evans deservedly picking up the Club Champions Trophy in their first full season together in their RS400.  Brian Sprague dominated the Solo fleet to take Solo Club Champion and Lorcan Knowles picked up the Junior Champion...

LLSC Revett Series – the Final Weekend

Leigh & Lowton SC – Revett – Races 9 & 10 The final day’s racing in the Leigh & Lowton Revett Series on Sunday 10th December was impacted by a rough forecast of snow, sleet and high winds which discouraged competitors from making the trip to the club. In the end, the competitors that braved the weather enjoyed a great days sailing, with 5-8 knots and a flurry of snow on the finish line of the last race. The race...

Blue Sky Day for Guy Fawkes Pursuit Race

A healthy 50 competitors made it to the start line for the annual Guy Fawkes Pursuit Race hosted by Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club on Sunday 5th November.  After the heavy rainfall overnight, the competitors watched the clouds clear and blue sky emerge along with an 6-10 knot breeze down the lake.  The OOD Howard Green and team set a great course with 3 good beats in each lap and a variety of off-wind legs to cater for all classes. The Optimist of Ben Welfare...

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...

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...

Tipsy Icicle Series Finale

Another great day at the club for the final weekend of the Tipsy Icicle series. The wind was an average 13 knots for both races with a few bigger (22 knot) gusts and there were 128 boats that entered the series. A very big ‘Thank You’ to everybody who helped out be it on the water,in the clubhouse and behind the galley and bar. Also to our sailing committee members for organising the event. Last but not least ‘thank you’...