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The clubhouse was busy at the LSTA's information evening, with returning cadets, new cadets, and parents hearing of the season's plans from Johnathan Briggs, then Bill Forsyth about clothing and other practicalities. Courses start on Monday 23rd April. For more information, and to book junior and adult courses, see here.

New for 2018 is a new race group called the “Largs Development Squad”. This will be for dedicated race training with the goal of making the kids more competitive in races. We only have 12 places for this squad and to get it you must own your own Topper, Oppie or Laser.

Largs SC's Andy Brown won "Performance of the Year Award" at the recent RYA Scotland's Annual Awards ceremony, supported by Ocean Sailing Scotland. Andy practices at Largs, and 2017 successes included retaining his RS:X British Youth title, and Bronze at the Youth Worlds in Lake Garda, Italy.

Also honourably mentioned were Largs SC's Johnathan Briggs, for his fantastic work with the LSTA throughout the year, developing racing skills, and culminating in winning the Scottish Club Trophy; and coach Robbie Burns, for his work with many sailors, including Alistair Coombs from Loch Venacher who won the Youth Sailor of the Year.

We hosted the 2018 RYA Youth National Championships from March 30th -  April 6th 2018, with around 250 sailors competing, in often challenging conditions. Monday and Tuesday's racing had to be cancelled due to winds of over 45 knots at times, but racing was possible on Wednesday afternoon, and Thursday's racing had warm sunshine! Friday was again breezy ..

Click on "read more" to see a small selection of Marc Turner's great photographs of the event. Full set here - http://www.rya.org.uk/racing-events/2018-youth-nationals/Pages/gallery.aspx.

Repeats every day until Sun May 20 2018.
Sat 19th May 2018

Open regatta for DZero, Vortex, Skiff type boats with a handicap of 948 and an asymmetric spinnaker or faster Foiling Moths and Waspz dinghies.  Competitors may enter by submitting the entry form either in advance, or at registration. There will be racing on both Saturday and Sunday with a maximum of 4 races per day.

Competitors have now arrived for the RYA Youth Championships, scrutineering and sail measurement is complete, race marks blown up, slipway cleaned, marquee up, and all the many other things that go into making such a big event happen! Click on "Read More" to see all the photographs.

After Monday and Tuesday's weather kyboshed all racing, and a dodgy Wednesday morning, it was great to get two races in on Wednesday afternoon in challenging conditions, then five races on Thursday, in bright sunshine! Snow covered Arran looked spectacular early this morning also!

Click on "Read More" to see more photographs!

Largs Sailing Club

Largs Sailing Club was founded in 1936, and is now based in a modern clubhouse in Largs Yacht Haven, just to the south of Largs town centre.

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 keelboats. 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 has a well-stocked bar and good bar food at reasonable prices, making it a welcoming port of call for members and guests.

Rooms in our clubhouse are available to hire for any occasion - business meetings, charity lunches, birthday parties, weddings, sail training, art exhibits etc., and are complete with wireless internet and AV equipment. Our fully licensed bar and catering facilities can meet your most exacting requirements.

Clubhouse Opening Hours - Summer

The full summer sailing activities have begun, so we are now open every weekday evening, and most of Saturday/Sunday, as below:

Mondays - 17:30-22:30 (cadet and adult sail training, food until 21:30, bar until close)
Tuesdays - 17:30-22:30 (keelboat racing, food until 21:30, bar until close)
Wednesdays - 17:30-22:30 (club racing, food until 21:30, bar until close)
Thursdays - 17:30-22:30 (cadet sail training, food until 21:30, bar until close)
Fridays - 17:30-22:30 (club nights, private functions)
Saturday - 09:00 to late (no alcohol before 11:00) (club activities / sailing events / private functions)
Sunday - 09:00 to 18:00 (no alcohol before 12:30) (club racing / sailing events)

Last orders 30 minutes before closing time
The staff reserve the right to close early if there are no customers present
(Group Bookings - please book in advance to keep staffing costs to a minimum)

Newsletter

MARCH / EASTER NEWSLETTER
Looks forward to the major RYA Youth Championships, with the best young sailors in the UK competing. And a Royal visitor!
Also updates on club sailing (prizegiving Sunday 25th March), sail training, RNLI lifejacket clinic, and clubhouse news!
Click on the link to download the 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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Evening club racing
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Sun 29th Apr 2018
Sunday Club Racing
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Sat 5th May 2018
Weekend cruise in company
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Sat 19th May 2018
Weekend of racing - DZero, Vortex, Skiffs, Foilers
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Wed 23rd May 2018
Evening club racing
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