Latest News

Thu 24th Jun 2021 to Sun 27th Jun 2021

Looking forward to the best Nationals ever.

In addition to the ongoing weekday daytime closure of the A760 Haylie Brae (until Tuesday 14th July - see below), the A78 south of Largs is going to be closed around the Hunterston roundabout overnight Thursday 9th July (1800 Thu to 0600 Fri), then between 8pm Friday 10th July and 6am Monday 13th July, for resurfacing. The diversion is via West Kilbride, Dalry, and the Haylie Brae. Full information here.

The Haylie Brae A760 road between Largs and Kilbirnie will be closed on weekdays, 0830-1800, from Monday 29th June to Tuesday 14th July, for resurfacing work near the crematorium.

After the success of the June quiz on Zoom, organised by club administrator Julia Gibson and quizmaster Steven Low, we are repeating the format this Friday, 10th July. The June quiz was won by the Schofields from Somerset, who wouldn't normally get the opportunity to join the quiz, and it was great to have them and a number of other new and family teams competing. Let's hope for another fun quiz in July! Members can join in by following the notes in Julia's recent e-mail.

The July 50:50 draw will also be held beteween rounds.

Stay safe, everyone!

Great news! We have taken ownership of our new rib, Theme. It will be arriving in Largs very soon and there will be a formal launch and naming ceremony in due course. Theme is named after our late, former Commodore Finlay Forsyth's Loch Long and of course, was destined to take part in a busy series of events this year for young sailors, something Finlay strongly supported. Theme and the rest of Largs Sailing Club will be ready to welcome you as soon as we can!

Some significant changes come into effect today, Friday 3rd July, principally affecting our cruising members at this stage - leisure travel distance restrictions are lifted, plus overnight stays on your boat, and overnight anchoring, are now permitted. The 2 metre restriction remains on social distancing in Scotland, and there are also restrictions on who you can have aboard. The executive committee are working with RYAS and other clubs on how these guidelines affect the resumption of wider club activities. We are carrying out neccessary risk assesments and will update members on our schedule for resuming activities and reopening the clubhouse as soon as possible.

Full details of the new situation can be found in today's RYA Scotland guidance note, here

Other LYH activities are also expanding ..... - click on "read more" for more details

Our club moved to its present location at Largs Yacht Haven in 1999, but for the previous 63 years, we used Cairnie's Quay slipway on the Broomfields (south promenade) of Largs for access to the many boats moored in the bay, and dinghy racing. There are still some relics of our history at the slipway, including the frame used for race signals, as described in the attached article.

Click on "read more" to see all the photographs, and access the pdf file with the full story.

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.

COVID-19 UPDATE: CLUB CLOSURE

Following the more restrictive measures presented by the UK Prime Minister and Scottish First Minister on 23rd March, LSC is now in total lockdown and from now, we do NOT encourage group, social on-the-water activity. We will continue to monitor our building on a weekly basis, thanks to two volunteers who will make brief routine checks while they are out on other essential errands.

The RYA have also issued some guidance on 19th March to boaters in light of the current COVID-19 situation. They are strongly urging that recreational boaters respect the new government rules on avoiding unnecessary travel and activities, to minimise the pressure on local services and facilities. 

We would like to ask our members to respect and comply with the measures being implemented in all aspects of their lives. Take care of yourselves and your friends and families now and we will see you once we can safely lift these challenging restrictions.

Newsletter

NEWSLETTERS - CATCH UP ON THE ARCHIVE!

As regular club activities have been suspended since lockdown began at the end of March, the last "normal" newsletter was on 1st March, which reported on a breezy(!) Harken New Year race, standing room only at the first winter cruising talks, and our stalwart maintenance volunteers getting the clubhouse shipshape for the new season, including shower upgrades.

Some social sailing has since resumed, and we look forward to a return to fuller activities as the coronavirus situation allows. In the mean time, enjoy looking back in the newsletter archive!

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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Series of races using different longer courses
Sun 12th Jul 2020
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Virtual Regatta Logo
Online Racing using the Virtual Regatta platform
Mon 13th Apr 2020 to Sun 2nd Aug 2020
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Boats getting ready to launch
Afternoon Club Racing
Sun 26th Jul 2020 to Sun 23rd Aug 2020
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Fleet of boats starting a race
Wednesday Evening Racing Series
Wed 29th Jul 2020 to Wed 26th Aug 2020
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Optimist UK Nationals
Sat 1st Aug 2020
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Short Series of Pursuit Races
Wed 12th Aug 2020
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Regatta 2020
Sat 29th Aug 2020
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Solo rounding a mark
Series of races using different longer courses
Sun 6th Sep 2020
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