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Sandra Ridley draws the numbers, with 50:50 administrator Ann Cochrane taking notes

The 50:50 club is a fund that supports our club to buy "nice to have" items, with half the income being used for this, and the other half returned as prizes - currently £60, £40, £30, and £20. The August and September draws were made recently by Sandra Ridley, with 50:50 administrator Ann Cochrane, and the winning numbers are:

   August: £60 - 78; £40 - 59; £30 - 7; £20 - 10

   September: £60 - 44; £40 - 48; £30 - 11; £20 - 55

You have to be in it to win it! If you would like to join in, it's only £5 per month, and you can download the application form and standing order mandate forms from the publications page of our web site - see http://www.largssc.co.uk/club/publications.

Thu 24th Jun 2021 to Sun 27th Jun 2021

Looking forward to the best Nationals ever!

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 continues until 25th October. The three Sundays so far have been blessed with sunshine, but light (or no!) wind. However, it's great to see some normal club activities resume!

After six races, Alistair McLaughlin in his D-Zero leads the fast handicap fleet, and Gavin McGill and Finley Briggs are tied at the front of the slow handicap fleet. Current results here - http://www.largssc.co.uk/.../Results%20LSC%20Sunday....

MANY thanks to everyone who has worked so hard to make this race series possible, within the Scottish Government and RYAS guidelines.

Photos courtesy Mark Edwards and Freddie Moran.

The weekend of 29th-30th August would normally have been our major "Cumbraes Weekend", with racing for dinghies and keelboats round the cans on Saturday, and round Cumbrae on Sunday. In this unusual year, that couldn't happen, but we were able to have a club regatta on Saturday, with 37 boats competing, in sparkling sunshine and a good breeze for the early races. Full results here.

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

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: OCTOBER UPDATE

With the newly reintroduced restrictions following an increase in Covid-19 infections, we are having to review the planned reopening of our clubhouse and activities programme.

We are only able to open the clubhouse on a very limited basis, and are providing toilet facilities on the ground floor at the weekends until 1700hrs. However, we request that you do not use this as a changing area. Hand sanitisers and wipes are available in the entrance porch. The Lookout Lounge upstairs remains closed for the moment, but Bosuns Table are open, and warmly welcome club members.

The Autumn Sunday series started on 13th September, following a huge effort and much preparation to comply with Scottish Government and RYAS Scotland guidance on activities afloat and ashore, and we are only able to offer very limited access to the changing rooms, and no showers. Furthermore, the new restrictions mean that we can now only have a maximum of 30 on the water in organised racing, so the team are looking at ways to ensure this while providing sufficient rib support and race management. Priority will go to club members and we ask you to continue respecting the constraints we are still needing to keep in place to enable you all to keep safe and keep sailing. As soon as we can open up more of your clubhouse and offer more activities, we will! All changes will be posted here and on our various social media groups.

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.

Our dinghy sailors have been social sailing and informally racing for some weeks, and our cruising sailors and motor boaters are increasingly active, now that overnighting aboard is permitted. We all look forward to a return to full 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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RSK D-Zero National Championships 2021.
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29er UK Nationals 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
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