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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...

Great conditions for the NWJTT series final 2018 event

Well done to the all the 18 entries from the Leigh & Lowton juniors for making the event a spectacular success.  In particular, congratulations to Ben Welfare for winning the Oppie event and the series and Thomas Link for his 4th in the Handicap, winning the 1st U14 prize.  In the handicap series results Lorcan Knowles finished 2nd and Noe Peckham 8th. Forecast was for 11 knots with 19 knots gusts northerly from XC, 13knots with 22 knot gusts from...

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...