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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...

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...