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Sat 12th Jun 2021 to Sun 13th Jun 2021

LSC is hosting a One Design Regatta Weekend  on June 12/13 and inviting Musto Skiffs, 29ers, RS400, and D-Zeros to compete. Plan is up to 4 races each day.

NOR's are now posted so get into your diary for 2021, and enter online as a warm up for the D-Zero and 29er 2021 Nationals in Largs, 20th-22nd August and 25th-30th July respectively.

Things are really looking up - already 35 entries by May 05, with the Musto Skiffs 20+ of them - it's going to be an exciting Regatta Weekend - enter now so as not to miss out.

Where did April go? The April 50:50 draw was done by 50:50 coordinator Ann Cochrane and neighbour and club member Sandra Ridley. The winning numbers were:

   1st prize of £60 - 25; 2nd prize of £40 - 7;  3rd prize of £30 - 49;  4th prize of £20 - 23.

 Congratulations everyone, and the prizes are on their way to the lucky winners!

You can join in - click on "read more" to learn how!

Sat 24th Jul 2021 to Fri 30th Jul 2021

We very much look to welcoming the fleet to Largs for their 2021 UK Nationals - details to follow.

https://29eruk.ourclubadmin.com/event.php?event=266

Fri 20th Aug 2021 to Sun 22nd Aug 2021

The dates for the RSK D-Zero Nationals are now the 20th, 21st and 22nd August 2021, with a training day on 19th.

A bonus is also that those wishing to extend their holiday could also participate in the very popular Largs Regatta and Round Cumbraes races the following weekend, and have a sailing holiday to beat all sailing holidays! A couple of videos showing sailing events at LSC here, and here.

Entry form - here  - - - -   Entries so far - here

It will be a very busy time for Largs SC so if any of your partners or family can help by volunteering to support the racing and shore operations, this would be much appreciated!

The sad news of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, two months short of his 100th birthday, reminded us that he and the Queen had visited Largs SC in August 1958. They were in Largs to open the Inverclyde Sports Centre, the first major sporting facility of its kind in Scotland, and donate a dinghy to our club. The Duke of course leaves a lasting legacy in his amazingly successful Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme, through which many younger members of LSC have gained awards for club volunteering, and/or learning to sail as a new skill. 

Click on "read more" to see the memories of long standing LSC member Sarah Goldie and others, more photographs, links to a cine film, and a full album of the day in Largs.

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: APRIL UPDATE AS RESTRICTIONS START LIFTING

With restrictions gradually easing, we are making plans to re-start club activities both on and off the water. These will continue to reflect caution as well as optimism and may well be modified as we proceed. The initial plans for restarting key club activities are summarised here and look forward to seeing everyone very soon:

A major date for your diaries is 17 May which is when outdoor contact sports are allowed to resume, together with indoor hospitality. This means that mixed household crew boats (double handed dinghies, RIBs and St Ayles skiffs) are permitted, so from this date, we expect to resume club racing and the Coastal Rowers will also resume activities. The Club Racing series will commence with the first Wednesday race on 19 May and the first Sunday races from 23 May. NORs & SIs will be published as soon as we receive further guidance from sportscotland and RYAS.  A revised set of “Sailing during COVID Guidelines” will be posted on this website and all dinghy racers need to be familiar with the content before racing.

As travel restrictions in Scotland have been lifted for sport from 12 April, it may be possible to run some practice races, that would not count towards any series, in order to test the race management side of things. This would, however, be limited to single handers and single household crew boats and maximum numbers will apply. In the meantime, social sailing continues, and all sailors are reminded of the need to register their activity on the Club Tracker before going afloat. 

A programme of club cruising for keel boats and motor cruisers is being developed as restrictions ease and updates will be provided via Facebook and this website. Some of you will already be aware of the Tunnocks Flotilla, being organised by Clyde Cruising Club on behalf of the RNLI on 31 May. More details can be found at https://www.clyde.org/tunnocks-flotilla-2021/ 

While limitations apply to wider water sports activities (i.e until 17 May) the clubhouse will remain closed except for weekend access to the toilet downstairs. We are working with RYAS and sportscotland to provide a schedule for the gradual reopening of shower and changing facilities and will update you as soon as we have this agreed. The bar and kitchen will remain closed until 17 May and Bosuns Table will continue to welcome club members to their café for takeaway. They will be resuming a bar and kitchen service for the first race on 19 May and announce their regular opening hours and available menus nearer that date.

Newsletter

NEWSLETTERS - CATCH UP ON THE ARCHIVE!

All regular club activities were suspended after lockdown began at the end of March last year, and the last "normal" newsletter was on 1st March 2020, 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. Little did we anticipate what was to follow ...

Lockdown restrictions were eased through last summer, into autumn, allowing our dinghy sailors to participate in social sailing, then organised racing was possible through the autumn. Our cruising sailors and motor boaters were also active in the second half of last season, and you can read about these activities on our Facebook pages. After a long winter in lockdown, we can now look forward to a staged return to full activities as the coronavirus estrictions are lifted (see April update above). In the mean time, stay safe, and 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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