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The club was busy over the weekend of 9th-10th July, with 10 adults taking part in the adult learn to sail weekend, and others participating in Sunday's First Aid Course.

Many thanks to the volunteers who made these courses happen!

We are currently hosting the Optimist National Championships, with 225 competitors from around the UK and elsewhere, so a warm welcome to them!
Click on "read more" to see a few snaps from Thursday's racing, in a brisk NW'ly wind.
There are many more photos on our LSC Facebook racing page - see https://www.facebook.com/groups/551170158363845.
Many thanks to ALL the volunteers from Largs SC and beyond who make events like this possible, and best wishes for the future to our young competitors.
Our first full newsletter for over two years, and as you can see in the reports in the attached file, club activities are pretty much back to normal, which is fantastic!
Marilyn Robertson gives her Commodore's Outlook, and there are reports on club racing, our young sailors representing Scotland at the Eric Twiname Championships, club training, cruising, events, clubhouse and bar opening hours, quiz night report, membership matters, a summer job opportunity with Ellen MacArthur, and updates from our friends the Coastal Rowers, Castle Craigs Canoe Club, and Ocean Youth Trust Scotland – sea staff wanted!
Note in particular the information on the Fife Regatta, Friday 10th to Friday 17th June - see pages 8-9, and the detailed sailing programme on page 14. These special and spectacular yachts are not to be missed!
Download the attached pdf file to see the full newsletter.
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After a postponement of two years, the magnificent and classic Fife yachts, built in Fairlie, returned to the Clyde for their 5th Fife Regatta, with the support of Richard Mille.
The regatta was held over the week 10th-17th June 2022, and was the largest gathering of Fife Yachts since the event started in 1998.
Weather through the week was mixed, with Saturday's Round Cumbraes cancelled due to high winds, but Sunday's Largs to Rothesay race set off in spectacular style.
After their time in Rothesay and Portavadie, the boats returned to Largs on the Thursday, with the big boats using their tall rigs to make the most of fickle winds.
Many more photos on the Largs SC Facebook page, here.
Full details of the regatta are available here, where you can also find links to entrants, the race programme, and  how to follow the regatta, ashore and afloat.
The August 50:50 draw was done by Sandra Ridley and 50:50 administrator Ann Cochrane. The winning numbers are first prize £60 - number 4, second £40 - no. 19, third £30 - no. 67, and fourth £20 – no. 59. One of each colour this month - although the colour of the balls has no significance!
You have to be in it to win it! Numbers are £5 per month, and half the money is returned as prizes, the balance goes to "nice to have" items for our club. See the application forms and standing order mandate on the publications page of the webs site, https://www.largssc.co.uk/club/publications.

A total of 60 dinghies in 6 classes (D-Zeros, ILCA 6/7, Musto Skiffs, and RS200/400) competed in the racing over the weekend 21-22 May.

Full results are available here, and there are fuller reports on the D-Zeros here, and the Musto Skiffs here.

Of course, these events don’t take place without a lot of volunteer effort – over 50 in total! Many thanks to all of our magnificent volunteers! Also many thanks to Noble Marine Insurance for their sponsorship of the weekend.

Click on "read more" to see a fuller report, and more of Marc Turner's excellent photographs.

International Optimist Logo

We look forward to welcoming the Optimists back to Largs once again for their UK National Championships from Sat 30 July to Fri 5 August 2022.

Largs Sailing Club

Largs Sailing Club was founded in 1936 (see our history pages), and is now based in a modern clubhouse in Largs Yacht Haven, just to the south of Largs.

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 keelboat events. 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 is a welcoming port of call for members and guests. It has a bar run by club volunteers, which is open for club organised activities. During clubhouse opening hours, members can access a range of snacks and hot drinks, with an honesty box.

Rooms in our clubhouse are available to hire for occasions such as business meetings, sail training, art exhibits etc., and are complete with wireless internet and AV equipment.

CLUBHOUSE AND BAR HOURS

The clubhouse is open every day from 8am until close, for members to come and grab a coffee or snack. We have sandwiches, crisps, snack bars and even pot noodles for sale in the wee cafe in the Lookout Lounge. It is self-service and you can pay by card or cash.

Wed 22 June onwards  -  back to regular clubhouse closing hours, and bar opening, as below:

Monday       - 10 pm (or earlier if cadets cancelled)     Bar - 8pm to 10pm
Tuesday      - 10 pm  (or earlier if FYC racing and kayaks are cancelled)  Bar - 8pm to 10pm
Wednesday - 10 pm  (or earlier if racing cancelled)      Bar - 8pm to 10pm
Thursday     - 9.30 pm  (or earlier if cadets cancelled)  Bar - 8pm to 10pm
Friday          - 5.30 pm  (later if a function is on)            NO BAR unless members notified
Saturday      - 5.30 pm  (later if a function is on)            NO BAR unless members notified
Sunday        - 5.30pm                                                    Bar - 3.30pm until 5.30 pm
 

Activities to take part in or watch:

  • Club Racing will be at the usual time of 1400 hrs on Sunday afternoon, and 1900 on Wednesday evenings
  • Sail training on Monday and Thursday evenings
  • Tuesday mornings, 10am-noon, many members meet for a hot drink and a natter. Join us!
  • Tuesday evenings - FYC keelboat racing, sea kayakers

Any queries please contact the office on secretary@largssc.co.uk.

Newsletter

MAY 2022 NEWSLETTER

Our first full newsletter for over two years, and as you can see in the reports in the attached file, club activities are pretty much back to normal, which is fantastic!

Marilyn Robertson gives her Commodore's Outlook, and there are reports on club racing, our young sailors representing Scotland at the Eric Twiname Championships, club training, cruising, events, clubhouse and bar opening hours, quiz night report, membership matters, a summer job opportunity with Ellen MacArthur, and updates from our friends the Coastal Rowers, Castle Craigs Canoe Club, and Ocean Youth Trust Scotland – sea staff wanted!

Note in particular the information on the Fife Regatta, Friday 10th to Friday 17th June - see pages 8-9, and the detailed sailing programme on page 14. These special and spectacular yachts are not to be missed!

Download the attached pdf file to see the full newsletter.

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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Sunday Late Summer Series
Sun 10th Jul 2022 to Sun 21st Aug 2022
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Weekend c-in-c to Tarbert - w/e 20-21 August
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We look forward to welcoming the Finn & Catamaran Scottish Championships and all the other classes who had such a good weekend of racing in 2021.
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Sunday Autumn Series
Sun 4th Sep 2022 to Sun 16th Oct 2022
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Sunday Winter Open, NORs and SIs to follow
Sun 23rd Oct 2022
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Frosty Fun Race, NORs and SIs to follow
Sun 8th Jan 2023
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