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Solo Open 2019

Following a very difficult day for the Race Officer and the event management team on Saturday, it was decided the trickle of a breeze was insufficient to run the event. Unfortunately for some, no racing took place. All was far from lost, as the local Race Officer and team were willing to try again on Sunday with promises of a steady westerly. On Sunday 16 helms had covered and stored their boats with the intention to return to sail, the...

LLSC Juniors take Southport 12hr by Storm!

The build up to the event had been a little stressful with the juniors training to use symmetrical kites and genoas on the GP14s on Friday nights under the tuition of Julia, Lewis, Richard and John.  Some last minute issues with one of the boats meant a quick switch-around to Julia/Joe’s GP (thanks!) and last minute modifications to put it all together. Come Saturday morning at 7.30am the team were assembled with boats fully rigged, ready for their pre-race briefing...

Leigh & Lowton SC Regatta Weekend 2019

A weekend of family fun and entertainment! The wind gods had decreed that this was going to be no sunshine-fest but the weather held out enough to allow glimpses of sunshine amongst the showers and fine Saturday night. Saturday consisted of a family fun day with kids entertained by instructors Lindsay, Will and Tash with duck races, relays, paddling and plenty of splashing around – no one really cared that it was raining.  The adults meanwhile enjoyed some light wind...

Regatta Weekend 2019

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June Entry Free for club members, BBQ extra – book on webcollect below to guarantee your food, extra BBQ tickets may be available on the day but will be on first-come, first served basis; when they run out, they run out. See webcollect for Sailing Instructions https://webcollect.org.uk/llsc/event/regatta-weekend-bbq-saturday-15th-june-2019 Free Camping- make a weekend of it Visitors welcome/encouraged on Sunday, see link below to enter and to view Sailing Instructions: https://webcollect.org.uk/llsc/event/llsc-regatta-open-sunday-16th-june-2019 Family Fun Saturday 15th June 11:30 ...

RS Tera North Traveller Series 2019

Location: Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club, 11th & 12th May 2019 The first of the 2019 RS Tera North Traveller Series was held together with the North Feva Open at Leigh & Lowton SC.  A total of 24 boats took to the water over the weekend in changeable conditions. Great racing from all the sailors and race teams from Leigh & Lowton.  A favourable NW wind enabled four races to be run on the Saturday, with very light wind forecast...

L&L Juniors on the road

Leigh & Lowton youngsters performed very well at the recent Eric Twiname event hosted by Rutland Sailing Club, an event won by the Northern Squads!! https://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/217152/Eric-Twiname-Junior-Championships-winners-crowned Harvey Leigh was on the podium in 3rd place in the Laser 4.7s, with Bruno Nicholas and Will Rowland also performing well in the same fleet. John Bridgeman had a great weekend and almost got himself on podium, finishing 5th in a very compact leaderboard while Ben Welfare finished 25th in his first ET...

Wild end to RS400 Winter Championships at LLSC!

There was an awesome turnout of 26 boats  for the RS400 Rope4Boats and Rooster Winter Championship hosted by LLSC over the weekend of 23/24th March. As crews were rigging their boats a quick look around the dinghy park made them aware of the high quality of competition present and the anticipation grew nicely as the breeze gently eased up to a force 2 gusting 3 for the first race. The first start was abandoned by the PRO’s Gareth & Jenny...

A spectacular day to sign off on the Marlow Tipsy Icicle Series!

After the howling gales of the previous week caused racing to be abandoned, sailors attending the final day of the Marlow Tipsy Icicle Series were treated to a hard but satisfying days sailing to finish with.  Gusts of 30 knots were recorded by Peter Baldwin’s race team with the first race generally in the 18 knot range turning down a notch or two in the afternoon to finish at 13 knots, even dropping to 8 knots for one lap in...

Marlow Ropes Icicle Series Week 9 – unpredictable weather conditions keep competitors guessing

Sailors were surprised to be drifting around the lake for the first race of the day when the predicted southerly wind died away to practically nothing after a couple of starts had got away.  OOD Mike Baldwin and team had just enough wind to give everyone a lap of racing, except for the juniors who were shortened after just 3 legs were complete.  Everyone was relieved to see the breeze fill in from the east during lunch and after some...

2019 Yearbook out now

They’ve arrived!!…yes, your 2019 yearbook will be available to collect from the clubhouse this coming Sunday 3rd March so, to save us postage, be sure to collect yours by hand ASAP so you can use the calendar of events planned to plan your year’s sailing.