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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’...

2017 Yearbook

The 2017 Yearbook is now available for collection from the club on Sundays. You’ll need to see Paul Heath for your boat sticker if you haven’t already got one.

New Year’s Day Pursuit

New Years Day pursuit race chills the bones at Leigh & Lowton SC On a cloudless, sunny but cold day 54 boats took to the water for this years NYD pursuit race. After forecasts ranging from 5 to 20 knots, the two Optimists launched in a 6-10 knot cold Northerly breeze and started the day off at 1240hrs. With a clear wind they made good progress with squad sailor Bruno Nicholas taking the initiative. As the boats progressively started the breeze built...