Welcome to Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club


Lake and Cake

casual sailing, paddle boarding and kayaking sessions. Come along on the 3rd Saturday of the month during the summer starting on 15th June. These are informal sessions, to get on the water and meet other people and finish off with lunch or cake at our lovely galley. There will be safety cover available but no instruction. Aim to arrive around 10.30 to launch by 11. No pre booking required just turn up.

Open Water Swimming

Swim Pennington logo in blue

 Open water swimming is now being coordinated by our partner Swim Pennington.

Please be advised the flash is closed to sailing during the following times;

Tuesday 17.30 – 19.30
Thursday 17.30 – 19.30
Saturday 07.30 – 09.30

For further information about open water swimming, please visit their website at swimpennington.co.uk

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So, why join Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club?

Great opportunities to either start to learn, to improve or to test advanced sailing skills.

Good value annual Membership structure with staggered payments available and No joining fees!

At 160 Acres/64.5 Ha – the Largest inland sailing area in the Cheshire/Lancashire/Greater Manchester/Merseyside areas. Soft shorelines surround the race areas and the water is largely unaffected by tree induced wind shadow.

Fast road links from all directions

Suitable for a wide variety of monohull sailing dinghies from Optimist to 49’er

Wide shoreline launching facilities

Friendly members who are always happy to help or advise.

Heated changing rooms with hot showers available daily all year round.

Comfortable heated clubhouse facilities with large wetroom/galley/bar and separate lounge area for viewing the sailing action through panoramic windows – includes TV and free fast wifi.

The Galley is widely regarded by local sailors and national visitors to be one of our greatest assets, fabulous food available.

Huge, organised, secure and flood lit dinghy park.Gate Sign

Tarmac car parking – means clean boat packing areas

On site camping facilities for open meetings.

Simple computerised race control.

Organised Sunday racing all year round (no winter closure), Saturday afternoon and Wednesday evening racing during summer months. Friday evening training for Junior fleets – Parental enjoyment of the spectacle whilst BBQ’s are used to prepare dinner is highly recommended!

Regular Open Meeting and Class Championship hosts

Best attended winter dinghy racing series in the North of England

Informal general sailing (without rescue) available at all times.

Modern fleet of rescue ribs.

Comprehensive fleet of well maintained training boats – some available for hire.

Deep water launch ramp for disability boats

RYA High Performance Centre

Also RYA Sailability, RYA Onboard & RYA Training centre – Helping to promote sailing for all

Training Classroom separate from the clubhouse for privacy

3.42 mile circular walk on footpaths around the Flash – for the non-sailing visitors.