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Blowing “old boots” at the Endeavour Trophy

Lorcan Knowles, a long standing junior member at the club, qualified for the Endeavour “Champion of Champions Trophy” this year by winning the Laser 4.7 Nationals hosted at Plymouth.  The event takes place these days in RS200s at Burnham-on Crouch with all the National Champions from fleets with 50+ competitors invited to take part, a very prestigious event. The RS200 is an unfamiliar boat for Lorcan and he had got practice and tips beforehand with club members and his chosen...

Marlow LLSC Winter Series now open for online entries

….sponsors New Years’ Day Pursuit and Tipsy Icicle Series for 2019 – entries now open This year we welcome Marlow’s sponsorship of our winter series, one of the UK’s premier dinghy racing series with over 60 boats competing each weekend. Entries are now open, and as usual you can enter for individual events, series or for the whole of the winter through our online booking system below.  Club members, please do not enter, it is part of your membership. https://webcollect.org.uk/llsc/event/winter-2018-2019...

Excellent performance for LLSC Juniors at 2018 RYA BYS Championships

Well done to all those juniors and parents who travelled up to Ullswater last weekend for the RYA BYS Championships.  This is the annual area championships (Zone Champs as was) for experienced and novice sailors alike with the onboard fleets introduced to coach youngsters alongside the racing fleets.  Blue skies greeted the competitors from all over the North of England, plus plenty of wind which made it testing for the newer sailors! An excellent time was had by all, thanks...

Successful Junior Camps in 2018

Junior sailing has always been a key activity at LLSC, but the last two year in particular has seen a fantastic surge in popularity for Friday nights, juniors holiday camps and the Southport 12hr race.  See some of the pictures below to see how over 30 youngsters enjoyed themselves at the Summer Camp in August.  Thanks to all the coaching staff that makes all these junior activities possible and for all the parents that are stepping up to help in...

Prizegiving and Xmas Party tickets on sale – Saturday 1st December

Tickets have been released for the annual Leigh & Lowton Xmas Party.  Prizegiving (including junior race days trophies) will start at 7,00pm prompt with drinks before from 6.30pm, followed by a buffet dinner and music/entertainment.  Adults £3/head and U16 eat free.  Tickets already selling fast so don’t wait too long…..ticket available on webcollect through link below https://webcollect.org.uk/llsc/event/prizegiving-buffet-and-christmas-party-1

Solo, Enterprise and Streaker Open

A great turnout of 54 boats made the trip to Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club for the 2018 Solo, Enterprise and Streaker Open. The light winds forecast came in mid-morning to set up what looked like a good day’s sailing. In the event the wind proved a little more fickle with 4-8 knots coming through and fluctuating through the day. The OOD Mike Baldwin tussled with changing winds to set the fleets off with a little delay, with the 30...

Caravanners come to spectate

A couple of weeks ago we held our first caravan rally, which was very successful. Who knows, perhaps a few will convert to sailing too!!  

Southport 24hr Race 2018 – great weekend away!

The Southport 24hr race is one of the most testing, competitive, fun and friendly events in the dinghy racing calendar.  This year was no exception with 77 entries, making it the biggest for some years.  Leigh & Lowton entered a total of 3 teams this year with a GP team, Enterprise team and a GP Masters team – this was the first time (ever?) that we have entered 3 teams, having upped the ante again from last year’s 2 teams....

Junior Update 2nd August

Lindsay and Will have compiled the following updates and links for our juniors and parents to mull over in the coming few weeks, it is very informative and well worth a good read – many thanks to both of you: Training on Friday nights has now finished, but as mentioned last Friday, there is still lots happening over the rest of the year. As well as the usual sailing at LLSC on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, there are a series...

Great success for L&L at the Laser Nationals

Congratulations to all the Leigh & Lowton Youths/Juniors for their performance at the Laser Nationals last week! A first place in the Laser 4.7 fleet was a great result for Lorcan Knowles with Harvey Leigh well place in 14th behind him. https://www.kbsuk.com/laser/events/showrace.asp?EventID=107&RaceURL=%5Bresults%5D/4.7nats.18nh.html Steph Wingeatt was 4th Lady and 14th overall in the Laser Radials and Ollie Blackburn 20th https://www.kbsuk.com/laser/events/showrace.asp?EventID=107&RaceURL=%5Bresults%5D/4.7nats.18nh.html https://pgc.pixieset.com/lasernationalsd1/?pid=2036839707&id=23&h=MjM0MTE1NDQwMg https://pgc.pixieset.com/lasernationalsd1/?pid=2036839491&id=17&h=MzY3MTEwMzAwMg These results represent one of the best performances by any club at the event.  Well done to all and...