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Prizegiving Buffet and Xmas Party

90 signed up to go already, only 30 places left for our Prizegiving and Xmas Party!! Following on from last year’s successful bash and in recognition of another very successful year at the club we have (including free buffet): Prizegiving Buffet and Christmas Party at LLSC on Saturday 9th December, 6:30 for 7:00, kids welcome Bar open from 6:30pm Prize giving from 7:00pm until ~8:00pm Sit down Buffet is free but must be booked in advance through webcollect or at the galley for numbers, see...

Snakes & Ladders for Week 7 of Tipsy Icicle

A game of snakes and ladders unfolded on a bright winter’s day at the Tipsy Icicle Series, the UK’s biggest dinghy winter series – the 7th week’s racing on Sunday 18th February. The wind turned in a patchy SSE 4-6 knots, gusting 10, for Race 13 of the series and a little less for the following race. Competitors were constantly looking over their shoulders for pressure and nothing was being taken for granted in the shifting winds. 60 boats on...

Winter workshops get thumbs up from members

The re-introduction of the winter workshops this year are proving popular with 40-50 members turning up for both the first two session.  The first session was a refresher on rules, an entertaining presentation from RYA Judges Carol & Jon Haines with a quiz to boot.  The follow up session was on Racing Tactics by Richard Catchpole with the opportunity to put ideas into action during the Icicle Series. Next sessions are lined up: Wednesday 7th March 7.30pm – Open Meeting...

Icicle week 6 – Blown away!

After a couple of lighter weeks, competitors were taking the heavy forecast with a pinch of salt. However, as events unfolded on the water, the forecasters were proved correct and for most of the competitors this became a duathlon of sailing and swimming. Competitors launched in 15 knots in relatively benign if cold conditions. However, by the time the Lasers got underway, gust of 25 knots were streaking down the Flash with building waves making it an uncomfortable ride on...

Testing conditions for week 5 of the Tipsy Icicle

Tipsy Icicle Week 5 – Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club A tricky, shifty, fickle 4-9 knot northerly gave the race officer Mike Baldwin some headaches in the 5th weekend of the Tipsy Icicle at Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club on Sunday 4th February. A reduced entry from the junior fleet was evident due to a squad weekend but the Asymmetric fleet was bolstered by RS200’s on their training weekend, although lacking some regulars due to some hard partying the night...

Week 2 of Tipsy Icicle brings testing conditions

Another forecast of decent breeze and the promise of an excellent lunch brought 71 boats and 88 competitors out for the second week of the Tipsy Icicle series on Sunday 14th January. Unfortunately, the 8-12 knot breeze was from the SE which always brings its challenges for the Race Committee, more so when you get a 20-degree permanent shift a minute into the first start sequence!! The race committee of Peter Baldwin and team set the best course achievable in...

First weekend of the Tipsy Icicle gets off to a champagne start

Tipsy Icicle Week 1 – Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club After a great junior regatta on Saturday in near perfect conditions, competitors were disappointed on Sunday to come down to see a fickle Northerly ghosting across the lake for the first Sunday of the Tipsy Icicle Series on 8th January. But at 11.00 the “Lake Garda” effect kicked in and the promised 8 knots kicked in from the East and the breeze carried on building to a 12 knot average...

Junior Winter Regatta – a real icicle affair

40 competitors made up a strong field at the Leigh & Lowton annual Junior Winter Regatta.  It was a day for cold feet and lots of hot chocolate!!  A cracking day’s racing was held in a near perfect North Easterly F2-3 wind, but the day was biting cold and a number of the sailors were struggling to keep warm. With 29ers through to Optimists the fleet was diverse and of a high quality with many zone and national squad sailors present.  The...

RS400 Training

Do you want to know how to make your 400 go faster?? Saturday 17th March: The Long Awaited RS400 Specific Training Day at Leigh and Lowton. With Mike Sims – Ex National & Inland Champ. Put it in your diaries now!! Only £25 per boat includes lunch!! Join us for the annual RNLI Open Meeting on the Sunday as well if you like. Join us for some 400 banter in the pub on Sat night – all welcome. Leave your...

New Year’s Days Pursuit – Weather forecast comes good as squalls batter fleet

New Year’s Day Pursuit – Leigh & Lowton SC It was a big day to remember for those that competed in the 2018 New Year’s Day Pursuit at Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club. There was scepticism of the forecast when the day dawned sunny and warm with just a force 2 blowing down the Flash. However, for once the forecasters were spot on and the big winds and squalls they promised came in abundance later in the day. By the...

Live Webcams

We now have two live webcams available covering the Flash and Dinghy Park. Click to view Flash Webcam