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19th February Winter Workshop – LLSC at Southport

Click here to book your place Join us on for the second Winter Workshops (please note the change of date)Meet up with like-minded friends at Wednesday evening workshops in 2020 where there will be opportunities to brush up your knowledge and engage in some healthy debate.Sessions start at 7.15pm prompt, we will serve dinner & drinks beforehand from 6.30pm.  Yvette has put a great set of menus together again so if you’re coming straight from work or just fancy a sociable...

LLSC Winter Series Week 4 – another strong turnout

Over 70 boats took part in Week 4 of the Tipsy Icicle Series at Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club, after racing never got off the ground last week due to lack of wind.  The forecast was for the wind to start in the South and swing around to the West during the day, which was exactly what happened.  So, the first race was held around-the-cans with the wind across the lake at around 8 knots while the second was nearly...

Winter Workshop 29th January – Racing Tips

Meet up with like-minded friends at Wednesday evening workshops in 2020 where there will be opportunities to brush up your knowledge and engage in some healthy debate. Sessions will start at 7.15pm prompt, we will serve dinner & drinks beforehand from 6.30pm.  Yvette has put a great set of menus together again so if you’re coming straight from work or just fancy a sociable dinner beforehand then book on as she needs to know numbers. This first workshop focuses minds on...

Perfect Racing Day for 2nd Weekend of Tipsy

The number of competitors increased for the second Sunday of the Tipsy Icicle Series at Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club.  The forecast of moderate winds down the flash must have got the 80 boats out of bed in the morning, with nearly 100 sailors on the water from over 20 clubs around the North West.  This was going to make it a tough day for OOD Owen Griffiths and Dave Rowlands to keep control of the start lines, but some...

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...