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Regatta weekend 2018 – sunshine and showers!

Participants at the 2018 Regatta Weekend were treated to sunshine, breeze, zorbing, BBQ and a full family weekend, plus a torrential downpour! Saturday With an extra emphasis this year on making this a family-orientated weekend, our juniors were split into red, blue and yellow teams to have 2-in-a-boat racing, duck-and-ball games and a topper paddling racing in the only torrential downpour of the day, despite the forecasters predicting worse.  The teams were evenly matched and the edible prizes were spread...

Regatta Weekend 16/17th June Plus BBQ

Please click to book in advance for the Saturday evening BBQ, to help us with numbers and make sure there’s enough to go around Visitors- Why not join us on the Sunday for some excellent racing   Regatta Weekend 16th/17th June 2018 Free for club members, BBQ extra- pay on the day Free Camping- make a weekend of it Visitors welcome  Family Fun Saturday 16th June 11:30            Brunch 1.00pm         3 races – a mix of semi-serious and fun...

Trophy and Junior Race Day this Sunday 27th May – plus BBQ!!

The first of our 4 main Trophy & Junior Race Days is coming up this weekend – these are accumulated over the season to decide the Handicap, Solo and Junior Club Champions.  As usual there will be a separate Junior start, there will be a separate briefing for Juniors and new this year a separate shorter course. Following racing we are also introducing a new concept of BBQ following racing, combined with a junior prizegiving.  A burger, hot dog and...

MP Jo Platt supports Leigh & Lowton’s RYA “Try Sailing” day

Jo Platt, MP for Leigh, came along to Pennington Flash to check out the RYA Try Sailing day (Push the Boat Out). She arrived to see bright sunshine and the lake full of boats and activity with many of our members and visitors out on the water. She stayed for a cup of tea and a chat, discussing the philosophy of getting youngsters and adults outdoors and active, an aim clearly in line with the club’s activities. Sailing provides a great opportunity...

RYA “Try Sailing” day a big success on Pennington Flash

The club hosted a very successful Try Sailing day on Saturday 12th May at Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club.  A total of 150 people new to the sport of sailing took to the water for a test sail on a balmy day on the flash.  Many joined up for family and junior memberships, taking up the offers to join courses run by the club’s members to teach them RYA Level 1 and Level 2 sailing and with the opportunity to...

RS400 Winter Championships 2018 sponsored by Rooster & Rope4Boats

A good turnout of 25 boats made the trip to Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club for the 2018 RS400 Winter Championships. Forecasts of light N to NW winds were understated as the fleet had some good tactical winds with enough pressure to get those early-season hiking muscles warmed up, particularly on the second day. Both days started with a mill pond but filled in to give some great close racing. The OOD Gareth Williams did a tremendous job to give...

“Heat wave” hits the last weekend of the Icicle Series

A positively tropical day after the extreme cold of the last few weeks was just the tonic for the last week of the Tipsy Icicle Series at Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club on Sunday 11th March. Competitors enjoyed a 5-7 knot light wind race in the first followed by 10 knots gusting 14 in the finale. The wind oscillated between East and South East for most of the day giving the sailors some of the best sailing of the series,...

Storm Emma fails to disrupt Week 9 of Tipsy Icicle Series!!

After a week of gales, snow and ice a perfect day transpired on Sunday 4th March for the next installment of Leigh & Lowton’s Tipsy Icicle Series. Jetties and slips had been de-iced ready for launching the ribs and committee boat, while weather damage to certain parts of the jetties did not impede access to the water. All that effort was rewarded with a classic day’s racing, an East to ESE oscillating wind in the 8-9 knot range, with gusts...

Sunshine & Breeze for Week 8 of the Tipsy Icicle

Blue skies and a great forecast brought 60 competitors out for the 8th week of the Tipsy Icicle Series at Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club on Sunday 25th February. The wind didn’t disappoint with 10-14 knots, gusting 18, ENE to SE in the first race and a little less and steadier in the second. The first race clocked all the way round to ENE on the start to make the first beat port-sided but then swung all the way to...

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...