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Leigh & Lowton Junior Winter Regatta 2019

Leigh & Lowton Junior Winter Regatta 2019 46 entries for the 2019 Junior Winter Regatta at Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club was a great turnout considering the strong winds forecast for the day.  Competitors were treated to some fantastic conditions with 14-18 knots blowing straight down the flash, giving plenty of spills and thrills for parents to watch from the clubhouse. Winds were forecast to gust to 25+ knots and escalate during the day, so the OOD Richard Catchpole and...

Prizegiving and Xmas party – disco inferno!

The Annual Prizegiving and Xmas party went with a swing with 115 members filling the Clubhouse to near capacity.  A Prizegiving culminating with Ben Welfare, Brian Sprague and Richard Catchpole picking up the 3 club champion trophies, Freddie Wood winning the most improved junior and Gerald Dawson winning the golden boot for the parent supporting youngsters the most on the road.  Thanks to Martin Tubb and Will/Lindsay Welfare for organising.  Some of our youngsters were on hand to receive congratulations...

Junior update – December

It’s getting colder and the summer sunshine is beginning to feel like a distant memory but junior activity still continues – on and off the water. On the water: Revett Series – last weekend next weekend, 9th December New Year’s Day Pursuit Race – Tuesday 1st January Tipsy Icicle Series – Sunday 6th January – Sunday 17th March Junior Winter Regatta – January 12th Remember it will be chilly and you need appropriate kit. Don’t forget to keep an eye...

Sparkling Champagne Conditions at Leigh & Lowton

The Revett winter series continued into its 2nd week at Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club and competitors were greeted with by a fresh Easterly blowing down the lake and sunshine to boot. The wind didn’t quite behave to forecast and kept teasing the OOD Caroline Exley and her team with a Northerly tendency. This created a day of tough strategies for competitors and you could be hero one minute and licking your wounds the next as places chopped and changed...

Sunshine & Shifts for the Revett Series Opener

The first Sunday of the Revett winter series at Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club brought a light drizzle for the early risers, but sunshine for the rest of the day. The OOD Dave Exley and his team overcame some testing conditions to set true upwind legs and the 50 competitors were rewarded with some excellent, if shifty, racing in a 5-12 knot S/SW breeze. First out of the blocks (with not a general recall in sight) were the Laser fleet....

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...

Blowing “old boots” at the Endeavour Trophy

Lorcan Knowles, a long standing junior member at the club, qualified for the Endeavour “Champion of Champions Trophy” this year by winning the Laser 4.7 Nationals hosted at Plymouth.  The event takes place these days in RS200s at Burnham-on Crouch with all the National Champions from fleets with 50+ competitors invited to take part, a very prestigious event. The RS200 is an unfamiliar boat for Lorcan and he had got practice and tips beforehand with club members and his chosen...

Marlow LLSC Winter Series now open for online entries

….sponsors New Years’ Day Pursuit and Tipsy Icicle Series for 2019 – entries now open This year we welcome Marlow’s sponsorship of our winter series, one of the UK’s premier dinghy racing series with over 60 boats competing each weekend. Entries are now open, and as usual you can enter for individual events, series or for the whole of the winter through our online booking system below.  Club members, please do not enter, it is part of your membership. https://webcollect.org.uk/llsc/event/winter-2018-2019...

Excellent performance for LLSC Juniors at 2018 RYA BYS Championships

Well done to all those juniors and parents who travelled up to Ullswater last weekend for the RYA BYS Championships.  This is the annual area championships (Zone Champs as was) for experienced and novice sailors alike with the onboard fleets introduced to coach youngsters alongside the racing fleets.  Blue skies greeted the competitors from all over the North of England, plus plenty of wind which made it testing for the newer sailors! An excellent time was had by all, thanks...

Successful Junior Camps in 2018

Junior sailing has always been a key activity at LLSC, but the last two year in particular has seen a fantastic surge in popularity for Friday nights, juniors holiday camps and the Southport 12hr race.  See some of the pictures below to see how over 30 youngsters enjoyed themselves at the Summer Camp in August.  Thanks to all the coaching staff that makes all these junior activities possible and for all the parents that are stepping up to help in...