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Laser Training 27/28 December

The UKLA will be running training at Leigh and Lowton on 27/28 December. This is open to adults as well as youths and all rigs. For more details and online entry see https://www.kbsuk.com/laser/47training/index.asp?EventID=146

Blockbuster end to the Revett Series!

This year 51 boats took part in the Leigh & Lowton Revett Series – 5 Sundays from early November to early December.  This was despite a very challenging series with no weather with the “normal” range of wind conditions throughout the series.  Racing on two weekends was abandoned due to zero wind, two weekends were held in very light conditions before the final day arrived to deliver up to 35 knot gusts to blow the cobwebs away after the Xmas...

Prizegiving & Xmas Party – Sat 7th Dec

This year’s Xmas party is already well booked up, so if you want to come then book on soon, we are limited to 125 places with over 100 booked already. Book any tickets through the link below, no ticket, no food! Adults – £4, Kids U18 – free. Prizegiving, buffet, games and DJ Flash’s disco beats. 7.00pm sharp start for prizegiving, bar open from 6.30pm. https://webcollect.org.uk/llsc/event/prizegiving-buffet-and-christmas-party-2

UKLA Laser Youth Training

See https://www.kbsuk.com/laser/47training/index.asp?EventID=145 23rd and 24th November. This is open to club members and non-members

Drifting Conditions for Guy Fawkes Pursuit

The bonfire smoke had clearly affected the weather conditions as competitors arrived to find the Flash completely engulfed in fog and no wind.  As the OOD Howard Green carried out the briefing to less than optimistic competitors, the mist began to clear and we could see the far side of the lake by the end of the briefing. The Optimists of Alex and Ben Welfare were first off on what turned out to be a running start with the early...

Southport 24hr 2019 – what a weekend!

Winds of 2-18 knots and a mixture of sunshine Saturday and showers Sunday ensured that there was something for everyone at this year’s 24hr race.  A Tequila Sunrise on Saturday morning followed a great Friday night in and around our excellent marquee sourced by event-master Ian Ritchie.  The teams prepped their boats and everything was ready for our starting teams to take to the water for the 12.00pm start. This year, for the first time, we had 4 teams entered...

AGM & Curry Night Wednesday 20th Nov – food from 6.30pm

This year we are trying something different with our AGM – Yvette is serving a Curry Dinner prior to the AGM on a Wednesday night.  Hopefully we have more people interested in coming straight from work with food on offer. It will take place on Wednesday 20th November with Dinner served from 6.30pm and the AGM itself kicking off at 7.30pm.  This is your chance to hear what’s going on and have your say about the way the club is...

Laser Training 12/13 October

Once again the club is pleased to announce that there will be a Laser Training weekend on 12th and 13th October, in conjunction with the UK Laser Assocication. See https://www.kbsuk.com/laser/47training/index.asp?EventID=140 for more details and to signup

L&L Youngsters dominate the Tera Northern Circuit

The Tera Northern Series took place over 7 weekends this summer at venues as varied as Leigh & Lowton, Derwent and even the Isle of Man. John Bridgeman clinched the RS Tera Sport Series Trophy after winning the last 2 events, finishing in great style. Tom Pritchard-Jones and Freddie Wood also competed well across the series, finishing 4th and 5th respectively. The Tera Pro fleet was less well attended as a series, but Nat Pritchard-Jones won the LLSC open earlier...

Dragon Boat Race

Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club are delighted to once again be the host for think-ahead‘s Dragon boat race on 6th September, which is a great even and raises money for the stroke support charity. Whether it’s for team-building, or just a fun day out, the race offers teams the opportunity to battle it out on Pennington Flash, with proceeds going towards supporting Wigan borough stroke survivors, carers and their families. Each boat needs a team of eight; no prior experience...