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Many congratulations to windsurfer Andy Brown (Largs SC), who successfully defended his 2016 RS:X Youth National title at the 2017 championships at Hayling Island SC, stealing the show in the championship with an unprecedented 12 first places, and hence ending his week with the lowest possible points.
Andy was featured in our e-news in February (http://www.largssc.co.uk/e-news-archive/201702).
The RYA Youth Nationals will be at Largs next year, so a chance to see Andy and all the other top young sailors in the UK in action.

There was a full clubhouse for the enrolment evening for this season's learn to sail (or improve your sailing) courses, running from 24th April, through to September, by the Largs Sail Training Association (LSTA), for all ages, eight and upwards. There may still be a few places available - contact the club on 01475 670337, or secretary@largsssc.co.uk.

The LSTA has a large fleet of training boats, and volunteer instructors, teaching to RYA qualifications. Full details on the training page of this web site. Adults joining the training can offset their fees against their first year's membership of Largs SC.

The cruising season got underway over Easter Weekend, with several boats braving a stiff beat to Portavadie, then Port Bannatyne. The next cruise in company is over the long weekend 29th April - 1st May. Meet in the clubhouse at 0930 on Saturday 29th April to decide destinations and routes for a 3 day cruise.

The full season cruise in company programme, open to all members, is now on the website (http://www.largssc.co.uk/cruising) and we look forward to a lively and social cruising season.

Come along and shine at the regular club quiz night and join friends for supper beforehand. Book on 01475 670022, or club-steward@largssc.co.uk. Please book early, to ensure Avril can feed you!

Huge thanks to the 61 club members of all ages who took part in our very energetic workshop day.  Lots of ideas and many suggestions were made (see the documents section of the club website – http://www.largssc.co.uk/club/publications), and some actions are now complete - cruising group Facebook page, all club day cruise 11th June, ropes on slipway to help singlehanders, "social sailing" on a Friday evening for those who don't want to race etc.

The Barton Warm Up series of races ran from Sunday 26th Febuary, for six weeks, and entry was open to open to LSC members, and visitors. Ten races were held over the six Sundays, with 30 boats taking part, from as far away as Ullswater, in winds from 2 knots to 28 knots! The fast handicap fleet had a very tight finish, with LSC's Jon Basset in his DZero on 16.8 points just pipping Andrew Corlett (who missed races 9 & 10) second (17.5 pts). John Connelly took third from Martin Latimer on count back, both on 18.2 pts. In the slow handicap, honours went to Stuart Gibson of CCC in his Solo. Great racing was had by all, and big thanks goes to Barton Marine for fantastic sponsorship and brilliant prizes, and to the race team and volunteers ashore and afloat, who set great courses and taxed all who sailed the series. There is a full report here, and results here. Sunday club racing at Largs SC continues, and midweek (Wednesday evening) racing has now also started.

With the start of the full summer activities, and the sail training programme, the clubhouse is now open every day. Details are in the box below left, but in summary:

     Mon/Tue  1630-2200  .......  Wed/Thu/Fri  1200-2200  .......  Sat  1000-2200  .......  Sun  1200-1700

The bar will serve hot and cold drinks during these times. Midweek snacks will be available from 12 – 2pm, and after 4.30pm.

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 LYH/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

With the start of full summer activities, and the sail training programme, the clubhouse is now open every day:

     Mon/Tue          1630-2200

     Wed/Thu/Fri     1200-2200

     Sat                    1000-2200

     Sun                   1200-1700

The bar will serve hot and cold drinks during these times. Midweek snacks will be available from 12 – 2pm, and after 4.30pm.

No alcohol can be served before 1100 on Saturdays, 1230 on Sundays. Last orders for food are 8pm Friday and 6pm Sunday. Last orders 30 minutes before closing time.

 

Newsletter

April Newsletter

A bumper edition, as the sailing season gets going - club racing, sail training, cruising in company etc.  Also quiz night, RNLI lifejacket clinic, RYAS strategy presentation, clubhouse hours extended to 7 day opening from Mon 24th April, development day update - several actions completed.

And much more - click on the attached pdf for full information!

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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Wed 26th Apr 2017
Evening Club Racing for Dinghies and Cats
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Sat 29th Apr 2017
Another long weekend cruise!
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Sun 30th Apr 2017
Sunday Morning Racing with two races back to back.
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Fri 12th May 2017
Quiz Night
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Wed 17th May 2017
Evening Club Racing for Dinghies and Cats
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