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A great first quiz night of the winter, with a record 72 quizzers enjoying some interesting questions from Marc and Jo Turner. Their first time as quizmasters!

The evening began wit supper, followed by stand-up bingo, then the quiz rounds, interspersed with the raffle.

Winners by the closest possible margin of 0.25 of a point were the international team “Can’t Remember”.

Actually not so much a newsletter – more a newspaper, but there’s been so much happening at the club, afloat and ashore, since the previous e-news in June!

On the water, we’ve had club racing, a full programme of junior and adult sail training, plus the well attended (40!) youth sailing week in August, powerboat and other training courses, and our main event, Largs Regatta Festival and the Round Cumbraes Weekend. Our cruising members have enjoyed a full programme of cruises in company, bookending the season with socials – a fitting out supper, and a laying up supper dance, when we welcomed the cruising group’s founder Gordon McLaren as our special guest.

Ashore, the clubhouse has been busy, with club and external functions, including our volunteer party, recognising the amazing contribution so many members make to the club. Quiz nights are restarting, and other socials are in planning over the winter. Note also our AGM on Sunday 3rd December.

Open the pdf, to see the full newsletter.

Our Annual General Meeting will be held in our clubhouse at 4pm on Sunday 3rd December. Full details will be sent to members before the meeting.

That weekend is the RYA Scotland Winter Championships, so come along and watch!

The LSTA AGM will follow the LSC AGM.

The cruising season’s activities concluded with over 60 members and guests enjoying an excellent buffet supper from Ros’s Catering, then dancing the night away to music from the duo Mixed Emotion. We also had as guest of honour the founder member of the cruising group, Gordon McLaren. When Gordon joined  the club in early 2006, he asked if we had a cruising group – and was told “no – but if you’d like to start one …” - - - - And he did!

Click on "read more" to see more photos and text about the cruising group, and the evening.

Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Nov 26 2023.

Winter racing to finish off the season, open to all LSC members and visitors (for a small fee which includes boat storage in the dinghy park during the series). 

Enter on the day of racing with the Race Officer in the club lounge.

Largs Sailing Club

Largs Sailing Club was founded in 1936 (see our history pages), and is now based in a modern clubhouse in Largs Yacht Haven, just to the south of Largs.

The Club organises a range of activities for all ages and abilities, from the teaching of beginners by the LSTA to hosting large national and world championship events. We also run regular racing for dinghies, and keelboat events. Our active cruising section (sail and power) organises cruises in company around the Clyde and the west of Scotland, and holds regular talks and skills workshops.

Throughout the year, we hold quiz nights, talks with guest speakers, and themed evenings including dances and parties.

Our waterfront location gives us the best view in the marina, as can be seen from the LSC WebCam. Our Lookout Lounge is a welcoming port of call for members and guests. It has a bar run by club volunteers, which is open for club organised activities. During clubhouse opening hours, members can access a range of snacks and hot drinks, with an honesty box.

Rooms in our clubhouse are available to hire for occasions such as business meetings, sail training, art exhibits etc., and are complete with wireless internet and AV equipment.

WINTER CLUBHOUSE, CAFE AND BAR HOURS

The clubhouse is open from 0800 to 1700 every day, and is accessible with the members' door code.

Come in and grab a coffee or snack from our honesty cafe in the Lookout Lounge. We have sandwiches, crisps, snack bars and even pot noodles for sale. It is self-service and you can pay by card or cash. The Club reserves the right to close the building early if the weather is atrocious and members are unlikely to be popping in. We endeavour to keep members informed of any early closures where possible. Sometimes weekend training will mean the building is open slightly later.

Bar Opening - Sunday afternoon plus Socials. Our bar is manned by club volunteers, and they reserve the right to close early if the day's activity has been cancelled, or the bar is quiet. We endeavour to keep members informed where possible.

Please keep an eye on the Club website and Club Facebook pages for details of any socials in the club. Remember also that many members meet on Tuesday mornings for coffee and a natter - join us!

 
​​Members can hire our main Lookout Lounge for private parties, and hire the upstairs office. Members and outside groups can book the Hems Kalis meeting room, with AV facilities. All have access to our high speed wi-fi.
For full details, see http://www.largssc.co.uk/club/facilities, or contact Julia in the office (secretary@largssc.co.uk).

Newsletter

NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

Actually not so much a newsletter – more a newspaper, but there’s been so much happening at the club, afloat and ashore, since the previous e-news in June!

On the water, we’ve had club racing, a full programme of junior and adult sail training, plus the well attended (40!) youth sailing week in August, powerboat and other training courses, and our main event, Largs Regatta Festival and the Round Cumbraes Weekend. Our sailors have also been travelling, and many congratulations to Phil and Carol Alderson, Cherub National Champions 2023, and our young sailors, competing in many events up and down the country.

Our cruising members have enjoyed a full programme of cruises in company, bookending the season with socials – a fitting out supper, and a laying up supper dance, when we welcomed the cruising group’s founder Gordon McLaren as our special guest.

Ashore, the clubhouse has been busy, with club and external functions, including our volunteer party, recognising the amazing contribution so many members make to the club. Quiz nights are restarting, and other socials are in planning over the winter. Note also our AGM on Sunday 3rd December.

Open the pdf to see the full newsletter.

LSC Merchandising

If you want some Largs Sailing Club branded clothing then you can now choose from a wide range of items supplied by World Leisurewear. Click below to find out more.

Cruising with Friends

Cruising and Socialising

Fantastic View

Fantastic View Photo by Gordon Cochrane

Great Location

Great Location Photo by Marc Turner

Major Sailing Events

Laser Nationals, Photo by Marc Turner

Training

Training for Juniors and Adults with the LSTA

Regatta Week

Yachts at LRW, Photo by Marc Turner

Club Racing

Club Race Start

Regatta Week

Dinghy Racing at Largs Regatta Week Photo by Marc Turner
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