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Junior Winter Regatta

The ever-popular Junior Winter Regatta at Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club drew in 40 entries from right across the North of England & Wales for a fabulous day of junior racing on January 11th 2020.  A few had been put off by forecasts of up to 37 knots, but the local team were confident that conditions would be sailable with the wind from a more sheltered Southerly direction.  In the event, the wind rarely got above 15 knots and went...

A fine start to the Tipsy Icicle Series

70 entries for the first Sunday of the Tipsy Icicle Series at Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club made for some great competition across all the fleets.  There was disappointment initially as a fickle 2-3 knot SSE wind greeted the fleet as they launched.  However, with only a couple of minutes left to the Laser warning signal the forecast breeze filtered in from the forecast SW with 8-10 knots.  After relocating the start line for the new breeze the fleet got...

Leigh & Lowton New Years’ Day Pursuit 2020

A very light and fickle forecast didn’t stop over 40 competitors fending off hangovers to take part in the 2020 New Years’ Day Race at Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club.  The forecast was for slowly fading winds during the afternoon, so it always looked likely that the slower boats would benefit.  However, in reality, the wind only really faded in the last 15 minutes, so the event proved to be a very competitive affair with the first 8 boats being...

LLSC Icicle Series & Junior Winters

The ever popular Leigh & Lowton Winter Series kicks off with its New Year’s Day Pursuit Race on January 1st. The first start time (for Optimists) is 12.40pm with the other fleets following on, so it’s a leisurely start time after New Year’s Eve. Mulled wine is served afterwards to warm up, full galley services from 9.30am. The Icicle Series follows the usual format with racing over 11 weeks, starting Sunday 5th January. Racing starts at 12.00pm each week, with...

Laser Training 27/28 December

Unfortunately the UKLA on 27/28 December has had to be cancelled. A replacement date will be offered early in the new year.

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...