Club Racing

Club Racing

Club Racing at Largs SC


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DZeros at Largs SC


RS 400 at Largs SC


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Club Start

Club Race Start

Double Handers

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Single Handers

Toppers, Laser and Optimist at Largs SC



Club racing is run in the sailing area off the clubhouse regularly on Wednesday nights from 7:10pm  (summertime only) and races on Sundays from 13:55 (April to October), with open series (for both club members and visitors) in the early spring and late autumn. Racing is open to all club members with sailing memberships.  Each type of dinghy is allocated a Portsmouth Yardstick handicap by the RYA, and this is used to adjust the finishing times so that different types of boat can race against each other.  All types of dinghies are welcome from Optimists to Hurricane 5.9’s.

Race Organisation

The racing is organised by volunteers, who organise the starting, and record the results. Others go out on the water in support boats to set the marks and keep and eye on the racing. The rota for volunteers is done through the Dutyman system which helps to keep track of who is on when, lets you arrange swaps, and sends out reminder emails. If you want to help, but don't know how to do it you can put your name down as assistant, and learn the ropes that way. The handicap fleets start and race separately on Wednesdays, with  faster handicap boats having longer courses than the slower handicaps. The races through the year are split into series; over a series you can discard several races so if you miss a weekend it does not ruin your chances. For specific information about how the racing will be run, the notice of race, and sailing instructions are at the bottom of this page. To enter a race all you need to do is turn up and enter your details onto the entry sheet, which will be on a table in the Lookout Lounge next to race organiser, who can help explain the course and how to take part. After racing, the results will be published in the clubhouse and here on the web site in the calender entry for the series. Prizes will be awarded after each of the series to the top three boats in each class.

Benefits of Club Racing

It is a great way to meet and socialise with likeminded people, helps to develop sailing skills, means that you are sailing in an area that is monitored, in case you get into trouble. Talking to the more experienced sailors can help you quickly develop your skills through additional race practice and seeing different techniques. And finally it is FUN!

Social Sailing

Social sailing is really the use of the outside facilities of the club to allow sailing in a non-racing format. This has proven to be a popular activity as it can be undertaken at short notice alone or with friends any time outside races. The Social Sailing section on this page explains the guidelines for using the club slip, dinghy park etc outside normal club opening times.

Dinghy Convenor - Jon Bassett

I started sailing with my school club at Pitsford Reservoir where we sailed mainly Toppers, GP14s, Larks and a very old Fireball. ...

Latest News

Would the last person to use the access to the club slip please remember to put the chain across the entrance and use the padlock to ensure members only access.

Proposed LSC 2024 Racing Series

Full details, NORs and SIs to follow but a few proposed dates for the 2024 season at LSC.

 17 January

New Years Race – Open event (NOI)

2023 season prize giving after the event one.

25 Feb – 24 Mar

Ice-Breaker Series – Open Series

3 Apr – 15 May

Wednesday Evening, Early Series

31 Mar – 12 May

Sunday Spring Series

18 May – 19 May

HARKEN - One Design Regatta – Open Event

(D-Zero, ILCA, Aero, RS200, RS400)

22 May – 3 July

Wednesday Evening, Mid Series

26 May – 7 July

Sunday Summer, Early Series

10 July - 21 Aug

Wednesday Evening, Late Series

14 July - 18 Aug

Sunday Summer, Late Series

24 Aug – 25 Aug

27 Aug - 29 Aug

Largs Yacht Haven Regatta Festival – Open Event

100 Guineas – Open Event

1 Sep – 20 Oct

Sunday Autumn Series

28 Sep - 29 Sep

LSC Fast Regatta – Open Event

(Catamarans, Skiffs - max PY935)

27 Oct – 1 Dec

Frostbite Series – Open Series

Sunday Winter Open Series. First series of the year and open to non-members
Sun 26th Feb 2023 to Sun 26th Mar 2023
Wednesday evening racing
Wed 29th Mar 2023 to Wed 23rd Aug 2023
Sunday Autumn / Winter Open Series. Last series of the year and open to non-members
Sun 22nd Oct 2023 to Sun 26th Nov 2023

Race Duties

The racing at run by Volunteers, to help manage this we use an online duty management tool called Dutyman. This allows people to volunteer for specific dates, and to arrange for swaps if plans change.

Instructions on how to use dutyman are contained in the attached pdf file.

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