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Southport 24hr VR Race – Our Teams did us proud

In the absence of the real 24hr Race (cancelled due to COVID restrictions), West Lancs ran a replacement event on line through the night using the VR system which became popular at clubs during lockdown in April and May. We entered both Adult and Youth teams into the event. Most of the event was held remotely due to restrictions but we did put on a screen at the club so people could drop by and see some of the racing....

Solo Club Racing Championships

We’re all getting used to the strange environment we find ourselves in during “lockdown” and now “release from lockdown”. The Solo fleet is no exception, but they made the most of technology to have Sailracer host a National Championships of sorts through their App. With each competitor using their phone to track their every move, the races were tracked and compared across the country to take into account various factors to come up with a winner. Over 100 entries were...

VR Club Champs produces a corker of a Finale!!

The competition on Virtual Regatta at Leigh & Lowton has been fierce during April, with series on Wednesday nights, Friday night juniors and Sundays getting people warmed up for the Club Championships at the end of April. At stake was the title of Club VR Champ but also the opportunity to represent the club at the RYA Regional Championships later in May, with the carrot of a National Final beyond that if successful. Internet connection issues aside, the VR has...

GBR-NZ VR Junior Racing is a close match up

Junior teams from Leigh & Lowton SC and Nelson Schools in the town of Nelson on the South Island of New Zealand went head to head on the Virtual Racing platform.  The event took place at 9.00am UK time and 8.00pm NZ time on Saturday 18th April. The racing was in teams of 6, with two formats on the day – a team trophy based on the best 5 representatives from each team in each of the 5 races, and...

Virtual Racing comes to LLSC

In these tough times of confinement, the RYA has negotiated access for the club to Virtual Regatta Inshore, a virtual reality program for sailors that has been great fun in a couple of test events. We are currently running Wednesday nights at 7.00pm, Friday nights at 6.00pm (for juniors), Sunday morning at 11.00am and Sunday afternoon at 1.00pm. Each will be a separate series and results are being posted in our normal results section, prizes to be had! At the...

2020 Yearbook

Your new 2020 yearbook will be available for collection from this coming Sunday in the clubhouse. Why not pop down this weekend and also get your boat sticker if you haven’t already

19th February Winter Workshop – LLSC at Southport

Click here to book your place Join us on for the second Winter Workshops (please note the change of date)Meet up with like-minded friends at Wednesday evening workshops in 2020 where there will be opportunities to brush up your knowledge and engage in some healthy debate.Sessions start at 7.15pm prompt, we will serve dinner & drinks beforehand from 6.30pm.  Yvette has put a great set of menus together again so if you’re coming straight from work or just fancy a sociable...

LLSC Winter Series Week 4 – another strong turnout

Over 70 boats took part in Week 4 of the Tipsy Icicle Series at Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club, after racing never got off the ground last week due to lack of wind.  The forecast was for the wind to start in the South and swing around to the West during the day, which was exactly what happened.  So, the first race was held around-the-cans with the wind across the lake at around 8 knots while the second was nearly...

Winter Workshop 29th January – Racing Tips

Meet up with like-minded friends at Wednesday evening workshops in 2020 where there will be opportunities to brush up your knowledge and engage in some healthy debate. Sessions will start at 7.15pm prompt, we will serve dinner & drinks beforehand from 6.30pm.  Yvette has put a great set of menus together again so if you’re coming straight from work or just fancy a sociable dinner beforehand then book on as she needs to know numbers. This first workshop focuses minds on...

Perfect Racing Day for 2nd Weekend of Tipsy

The number of competitors increased for the second Sunday of the Tipsy Icicle Series at Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club.  The forecast of moderate winds down the flash must have got the 80 boats out of bed in the morning, with nearly 100 sailors on the water from over 20 clubs around the North West.  This was going to make it a tough day for OOD Owen Griffiths and Dave Rowlands to keep control of the start lines, but some...