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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  

Prizegiving and Xmas social

Over 100 members turned out for the Prizegiving and Xmas social despite the risk of being snowed in.  In the end the snow held off and a good time was had by all.  The night started with the prizegiving with Mark Dingsdale and Vanessa Evans deservedly picking up the Club Champions Trophy in their first full season together in their RS400.  Brian Sprague dominated the Solo fleet to take Solo Club Champion and Lorcan Knowles picked up the Junior Champion...