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The full programme of weekend cruises is now available and this season, we hope to visit destinations we have not sailed to for some time: Kames/Tighnabruaich, Troon, Lamlash Bay, LochGoilhead, Rhu, Carradale.... or others you might think of. Happy Sailing everyone!

The RYA one-day course covers all the usual first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective. It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat in dinghies, yachts, windsurfers, canoes or powerboats, on inland waters or the sea.

In a medical emergency a little first aid knowledge and immediate action can save lives, especially in remote locations. This one-day course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft and to support skippers.

There was an excellent turnout of volunteers for the coffee and cakes morning to outline the major National Championships we are hosting this summer, including the Laser Nationals (27th July - 2nd August) and Topper Nationals (3rd - 9th August), plus the Musto Skiff Nationals (5th - 8th September). We also have a big open weekend 18-19 May for Musto Skiffs, D-Zero, Vortex and RS200 dinghies. Another key date for your diaries is the cleaning of the Championship Slipway on Tuesday 9th July, from 10 o'clock.
Event convenors John Connelly and Freddie Moran summarised the many areas and tasks that go towards mounting successful events. Many volunteers have already signed up to help at one or more of these events, but more help would be much appreciated, particularly with the slipway cleaning on 9th July, and from RIB drivers and mark layers. Contact Julia in the office (secretary@largssc.co.uk) with your availability. Even if you can only commit to a day or three, that would be much appreciated.
Particular thanks to Isabel Gregg for the home made cakes - enjoyed by all!

News of a magnificent legacy of £50,000 left to us by Finlay Forsyth. Junior and adult sail training for 2019 starts with the enrolment evening on Thursday 28th March, reports on club racing, cruising group activities, and a new discount card partner. Ashore, quiz night, first aid course, reports on club maintenance, a tribute to Chris Hadden, and a summer job opportunity with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust. Finally, a special article from Phil Alderson on building their new high performance Cherub dinghy in the garage! Open the full newsletter pdf to read more!

Sun 31st Mar 2019

LSC will be running our early season open series again in 2019. We will be repeating the successful format from the latest winter series, with three short races, and two classes. With Completely new courses for 2019 more options for triangles or quadralaterals. Competitors can choose which class they want to be in, either the short class which will do short courses which will always include a wing mark and a tight reaching leg. Or class long which will be set much longer and will be windward/leeward with a short hitch leg. Please look at the SI's for details.

The February talks started with a demonstration of a liferaft launch - photos attached. For VIDEO, see the LSC Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/LargsSC/, or this link will take you straight to the video - https://www.facebook.com/LargsSC/videos/2343767052309465/

Sat 27th Jul 2019 to Sun 8th Sep 2019

We have a very busy year ahead with 120+ Lasers, and 190+ Toppers late July and early August, then Largs Regatta Weekend at the end of August, followed by the Musto Skiffs UK Nationals early September with another 50/60 yachts.

See the Events page for more detail. An updated accommodation list has been posted to allow competitors start planning their visit to Largs.

Fri 12th Apr 2019

Buffet supper at 7pm, booking essential! E-mail club-steward@largssc.co.uk or phone 01475 670022.
Quiz begins at 8. New teams always welcome.....

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

 
Monday to Friday - building open 08:00 to 15:00
Members can gather for a chat - and a warm up! The coffee vending machine will be accessible at all times along with a kettle and selection of snacks. An honesty box will be provided!
 
Saturday - 08:00 to 17:00 (no alcohol before 11:00) (club activities / sailing events / private functions)
Sunday - 08:00 to 17:00 (no alcohol before 12:30) (club racing / sailing events)
Catering will be available from 0900 Saturday and Sunday
 
We will also open on Friday evenings for quiz nights (usually 2nd Friday in the month) etc
A programme of social events, including quizzes, talks and party nights, is being planned for the winter season
Please keep an eye on club emails, our Facebook and website for details!


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)
From October, to keep the running costs to a minimum, the building will only be open if the staff are working

Newsletter

WINTER 2019 NEWSLETTER

News of a magnificent legacy of £50,000 left to us by Finlay Forsyth. Junior and adult sail training for 2019 starts with the enrolment evening on Thursday 28th March, reports on club racing, cruising group activities, and a new discount card partner. Ashore, quiz night, first aid course, reports on club maintenance, a tribute to Chris Hadden, and a summer job opportunity with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust. Finally, a special article from Phil Alderson on building their new high performance Cherub dinghy in the garage!

Download the full newsletter to read more!

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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Cadet and adult sail training enrolment evening
Thu 28th Mar 2019
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Two races back to back on Sunday Mornings
Sun 7th Apr 2019 to Sun 12th May 2019
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Evening Dinghy Racing Series
Wed 10th Apr 2019 to Wed 15th May 2019
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April Quiz Night
Fri 12th Apr 2019
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May Bank Holiday cruise in company
Sat 4th May 2019
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May Quiz Night
Fri 10th May 2019
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A weekend of great racing for four classes.
Sat 18th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
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Evening Dinghy Racing Series
Wed 22nd May 2019 to Wed 26th Jun 2019
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