Category: Noticeboard Events and Information

Topper Training

There will be Topper Training at Leigh and Lowton during half term- 30th May to 1st June 2017, with Dave Eccles as coach. For more details, and to enter click here You don’t need to be a member of the Topper class association to take part, but you do need a Topper. This will run alongside the club’s Junior Spring Camp  

Berthing Notice

As per the latest berthing procedure, which was posted on this page, on the club website and emailed to all members back in early January, this is a reminder to all members that as from the 1st April any boats on the club grounds not displaying this current years berthing sticker will be removed off the berth they are currently on and moved to what is now being referred to as ‘the graveyard’ You will lose the right to the...

AGM Agenda Sunday 20th November 9am

A downloadable version of the Agenda is available here:  agm-agenda-2016   The 31st Annual General Meeting will be held in the Clubhouse on Sunday 20th November 2016 at 9am for 9:15am in accordance with this notice sent to all members. AGENDA Apologies for absence. Approval of the Minutes taken at the 2015 A.G.M. Any matters arising Secretary’s report. Membership Secretary’s report. Treasurer’s report. Sailing section report. Open water swimming report. Facilities section report. Commodores report. The Management Committee propose no...

Junior Events over Winter

North West Junior Travellers Trophy Event, Half Term Junior Training, Junior Winter Regatta and Winter Sailing For Juniors. Winter is approaching but why stay indoors in warmth and comfort when there is plenty coming up at LLSC for junior sailors to look forward to. The action starts this coming Saturday as we host the latest NWJTT event with the first race scheduled to start at 11am, and with a current forecast of an easterly Force 3 to 4, it will...

Hadron H2 Demo Days 3rd & 4th September

The new Hadron H2 will be at Leigh and Lowton on 3rd and 4th September and available for trial sails. Signup via  WebCollect  or contact Steve Dawson for more information.   Q&A with the boat’s designer: Q: you don’t have to kneel in the middle of the boat downwind do you?  We’re all suffering with knackered knees you see! Can you comment on technique for sailing it downwind FAST ? A: the avoidance of kneeling was one of the ergonomic...

Feva Sailing Lessons for Two in a Boat

Feva Sailing Lessons on Friday Night Junior Training Friday nights junior training night at Leigh and Lowton sailing club is one of the clubs most industrious evenings (apart from committee meetings of course.) Lots of juniors and youths listen to more knowledgeable instructors sailing tips and then sometimes go and do something completely different. The RS Feva and other junior sailing lessons are run by senior instructor/manager Laura Barnes. She has gained a great deal of respect from the children this...

Spring Camp 2016

During week commencing the 31st May LLSC hosted more Topper and Optimist High Performance training which is reported on Yachts and Yachting at http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/190007/RYA-High-Performance-Club-training Of equal importance to the club was our ever popular spring camp for club youngsters.   This is a three day event where we have experienced coaches working with youngsters of various abilities from absolute beginners to the more accomplished racers.   Blessed with sunshine and fair winds lead coaches Howard Green and Dave Eccles ably...

LLSC Firsts at Bolton Junior Travellers

LLSC Feva LLSC’s Madeleine Bristow and Lelia Peckham sailed their RS Feva XL to victory at the Bolton NW junior travellers on Sunday. LLSC members may have noticed and indeed heard Graham Bristow coaching daughter number three and crew over the last 12 months at Pennington Flash. He can’t have had too much confidence in his coaching ability as he never taught Madeleine how to make a winners speech! She was literally ‘speechless’ when the occasion arose. She quickly took...

Wednesday Night B “Buddy” Series

The Wednesday night “B” series runs for 4 weeks 15th June, 22 June, 29th June and 6th July, with 2 of the 4 races to count. In addition to the normal individual results, there will be team results, as a bit of fun. Each team will be 3 boats of mixed ability, the idea being that the better sailors provide some informal coaching to their team mates. A Team’s score will be the total of each boat’s best 2 results,...