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Day Skipper and Yachtmaster Theory courses will be provided in the clubhouse in February and March by Dan Smith, Sailing InTuition. Course content and details of how to register can be found in the attached PDFs.

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The 2020 AGM was held on Sunday 6th December at 16.00 by video link on Zoom, with many members participating.

An update on the proceedings will be sent to members after the voting process is completed.

Sat 17th Apr 2021 to Sun 18th Apr 2021

LSC is looking forward to hosting the initial Singlehanded Series event with a committee boat start, also Saturn Sails sponsoring the prizes for this event.

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Sat 8th May 2021 to Sun 9th May 2021

LSC is hosting a One Design Regatta Weekend  on May 8/9 2021 and inviting Musto Skiffs, 29ers, RS400, and D-Zeros to compete. Plan is up to 4 races each day.

Details to follow, but in the meantime get into your diary for 2021 as a warm up for the D-Zero and 29er 2021 Nationals in Largs, 24th-27th June, and 25th-30th July respectively.

LSC juniors aboard Alba Explorer

Ocean Youth Trust Scotland have been inspiring young people from all backgrounds with their voyages around Scotland and beyond for over 20 years, including Largs SC members. In this difficult year, all activities have been suspended, but hopes are high that activities can resume next year. They need to raise £20,000 for the winter refits of their boats, so they can continue their fantastic work.

See here to watch the video, and donate.

Click on "read more" for more information, and photographs.

The December 50-50 draw was carried out on Zoom, after the AGM on 6th December.

The winning numbers in the regular monthly draw are £60 - 64; £40 - 68; £30 - 63; £20 - 26. The balls were then put back in the sack, and the special Christmas bonus draw of £100 went to number 39. Congratulations everyone, and the prizes are on their way to the lucky winners!

You can join in - click on "read more" to learn how, and see the numbers available!

Thu 24th Jun 2021 to Sun 27th Jun 2021

RSK UK National Championships 2021 – Reserve date announced

Well here we are in 2021, and being optimistic types the fleet at Largs has been in touch to ensure that you all have the 2021 RSK D-Zero Nationals at Largs in your diaries – 25th, 26th & 27th June 2021 – it's a stunning venue and worth the trip –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cymb0YWZnuY&t=94s

Many congratulations (again!) to Ewan Macpherson, our past commodore, and retiring chairman of RYA Scotland, for his RYA Regional Volunteer award, for many years of committed and passionate support to sailing across Scotland. This is further recognition of his amazing contribution to our sport, and follows the award of an MBE to him in the Honours List in summer 2018 (see the LSC e-news at the time).

To read the full citation, click on "read more".

The Sunday autumn series started on 13th September, and by popular request, was extended to 29th November. It was great to see some normal club activities resume, albeit with restrictions, which got tighter as the serier progressed, with only a maximum of 30 on the water allowed, and no crews from mixed households. Despite this, there was some fantastic racing, with 20-25 boats participating most Sundays, and 38 boats overall. Jon Bassett was a clear winner in the fast handicap fleet, and a tight finish in the slow handicap fleet, where Finley Briggs took top spot by a single point from Ruari Herrington.

Massive thanks to all the many people who have made this series possible. For more information, see full results here, and the LSC Racing Facebook page.

Photos courtesy Mark Edwards and Freddie Moran.

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: JANUARY LOCKDOWN UPDATE

The recent announcement that as of January 5th, mainland Scotland and Skye will be in full lockdown means that the clubhouse will be closed and all organised activities suspended. Regular inspections of the building, dinghy park and RIBs will be made to ensure they are all in good order, but no further maintenance activity or club racing will be possible until further notice.

The club's safety and sailing convenors continue to work tirelessly, with our govening bodies, RYAS and sportscotland and as soon as we have any information about resuming actvities, these will be posted here and on our social media channels. As soon as we can open up more of your clubhouse and offer more activities, we will!  Meanwhile, stay safe everyone and we look forward to meeting up again soon!

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 the 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 the season, and you can read about these activities on our Facebook pages. Unfortunately we're back in lockdown, and we all look forward to a return to full activities as the coronavirus situation allows. 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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Scottish and Northern Singlehanded Series - 2021.
Sat 17th Apr 2021
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One Design Regatta Weekend 2021
Sat 8th May 2021
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RSK D-Zero National Championships 2021.
Thu 24th Jun 2021
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29er UK Nationals 2021.
Sat 24th Jul 2021
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Largs Regatta Festival Logo
Round the Cans racing at Largs Regatta Week
Sat 28th Aug 2021
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Largs Regatta Festival 2021.
Sat 28th Aug 2021
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Largs Regatta Festival Logo
Race around the Island of Cumbrae
Sun 29th Aug 2021
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