Category: Juniors

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  

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...

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...

Hurricane Katy meets Optimists at Braasemermeer

Optimists Fleet A fleet of 240 sailors entered the Optimists Braassemermeer Regatta in The Nederland’s. Alan Williams was the lead GBR coach supported by three more coaches. There were other ribs on hand to support Development Squad and other GB sailors. Alan Williams had briefed sailors and parents not to allow activities which might lead to injury. The girls behaved impeccably. The boys played rugby! Archie Leckie and Harvey Leigh entered from LLSC. Racing On day one and two the 240...

LLSC Optimist Juniors on Tour

Three LLSC juniors went to Trearddur Bay in North Wales for some intensive sea training.  Archie Leckie (looking down), Harvey Leigh (Holes in his wetsuit) and Jonny Latham (With a chicken on his head) all had big fun in A1 Sailing conditions. Nice boat Archie!

Ullswater Feva Training & Regatta

The fourth and final RS Feva Northern open winter training session took place at Ullswater Yacht club on 25 & 26 March with a total 32 RS Feva sailors attending for a fantastic first day training on Good Friday in one of the most spectacular sailing settings in the lake district.  Despite the best attempts of Storm Katie to dampen spirits on the Saturday and Sunday, 22 sailors stayed the course and were rewarded with perfect sailing conditions on Monday 28th...

Ho Ho Ho. IOCA Optimist Training at LLSC

Nine optimist sailors braved the rain and cold at Leigh and Lowton sailing club for the second IOCA winter training session. Chris Barnes was the RYA qualified instructor. The North West IOCA training is both at West Kirby and Leigh and Lowton giving a combination of sea and lake sailing . Future Optimist Courses Next Session is on 23rd January.  In terms of required standard to need to be able to launch and recover your boat, sail a triangular course. Near beginners through to...