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Covid-19 Update

COVID-19 Update – 7th October 2020 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” A phased return to sailing has been adopted by LLSC since Wednesday...

Autumn/Winter Sailing

Over recent months we have seen our membership numbers grow at LLSC, and we are still seeing very high demand from club members for racing and our Sunday series are at full capacity (Covid restrictions mean we’re limited to 50 boats). In light of this, the Guy Fawkes Pursuit and Revett series in November and December 2020 will be for club members only. A decision regarding the New Year’s Day Pursuit and 2021 Tipsy Icicle series will be made by...

RS Aero Demo Weekend

Try our an RS Aero on either 14th or 15th March at Leigh and Lowton Don’t miss out on the opportunity to try the RS Aero! It’s a phenomenon. Just do it.Exclusive fleet offer available for LLSC members Times between 11.30 and 3 on Saturday 14th and  10.30 – 4 on Sunday 15th Contact Steve.Wilson@RSsailing.com or cathypartington123@btinternet.com to book a place.

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...

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.

Revett Series Week 4 – the penultimate weekend

45 boats took to the water for the 4th week of the Revett winter series at Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club. Another week of classic conditions; this time 8-14 knots from the the SW gave competitors some excellent racing conditions, with significant gains available from the bands of winds raking down and across the flash. OOD Steve Norris was able to lay an excellent round-the-cans course with good beats and runs and the odd reach thrown in for good measure....

Leigh & Lowton Revett Series continues to sparkle

The 3rd week of the Revett winter series at Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club produced the best sailing conditions yet. An 8-12 knot NE breeze enabled OOD Graeme Bristow and his team to lay out 2 superb separate courses across the Flash from one start boat. This kept the Asymmetrics happy with their windward-leeward format and the other fleets had clear wind and mark roundings.  Onlookers had plenty of action to follow, and were “tweeting” on the live feed….. The...

Tense finish to Guy Fawkes Pursuit Race

Andy Dawson was the clear winner of a very tight finish to the Guy Fawkes Pursuit Race at Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club on Sunday November 3rd.  All the top 6 finishers were within 50 metres of each other at the finish, making the OOD split them carefully; difficult when asymmetrics are sailing a different direction to the rest of the fleet downwind! A force 2 saw the groups of youngsters come off the start line well with a strong...

Harvey Leigh wins Laser 4.7 Inlands

The breezy conditions at Laser Inlands at Rutland were to Harvey’s liking.  At times the conditions were marginal for racing and he and Scott Forbes (Loch Lomond) battled it out at the front, head and shoulders above the rest of the fleet.  Needing to win the last race to win the event, Harvey finished first with Scott trailing behind in 5th which was enough to clinch it!  A great result and just rewards for the effort he’s put in over...