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June draw - Ann and Julia

It's great to see our clubhouse reopening! As previously reported, the May 50:50 draw was done at the club by our office administrator Julia and volunteer Jac, and 50:50 coordinator Ann Cochrane, and Julia and Ann have now done the June draw. The winning numbers are:

  • 1st prize of £60 - May - number 52, June - number 3
  • 2nd prize of £40 - May 62, June 27
  • 3rd prize of £30 - May 67, June 23
  • 4th prize of £20 - May 32, June 9

Congratulations everyone, and the prizes are on their way to the lucky winners!

You can join in - click on "read more" to learn how!

LSC hosted the One Design Regatta Weekend sponsored by Harken on June 12/13 and inviting Musto Skiffs, 29ers, RS400, and D-Zeros to compete. 
 

Report Saturday.

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Overall Reports of Weekend 

We now have all 53 29er's this weekend to Largs for their 2021 UK Nationals.

Racing is off the Championship Slip where the fleet are parked above, also measured on Saturday - Map below locations 1/2.  Road trailers to be parked behind on the grass beside the railway line.

All to plan and with big grass area boats well separated - Covid, are just keeping 29er safe from others?

​RACING INFORMATION & CLASS DOCUMENTS HERE: https://29er.uk/nationals

 

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Fri 20th Aug 2021 to Sun 22nd Aug 2021

LSC are on the countdown to the RSK & Tunnocks sponsored D-Zero UK Nationals with almost 50 entries - we are well prepared for the invasion with a great shoreside and on water racing team, and shoreside parking and camping. We will be using the club slip, also the North car park to make it a cosy weekend with the 15 locals.

 

It will be a very busy time for Largs SC so if any of your partners or family can help by volunteering to support the racing and shore operations, this would be much appreciated!

 

The sad news of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, two months short of his 100th birthday, reminded us that he and the Queen had visited Largs SC in August 1958. They were in Largs to open the Inverclyde Sports Centre, the first major sporting facility of its kind in Scotland, and donate a dinghy to our club. The Duke of course leaves a lasting legacy in his amazingly successful Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme, through which many younger members of LSC have gained awards for club volunteering, and/or learning to sail as a new skill. 

Click on "read more" to see the memories of long standing LSC member Sarah Goldie and others, more photographs, links to a cine film, and a full album of the day in Largs.

Sat 28th Aug 2021 to Sun 29th Aug 2021

Two days of round the buoys and round the islands racing in late-August with entry is open to keelboats, dinghies and catamarans of all classes. We are also incorporating the Scottish & Northern Singlehander Series into the weekend.

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.

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: MAY UPDATE AS THE CLUB RE-OPENS

Club activities both on and off the water have re-started, with caution and safety uppermost in our minds. Howver, there is a feeling of as well as optimism as summer (hopefully) approaches. Continued travel restrictions do mean that our members from Glasgow are still unable to join us but we look forward to seeing them as soon as that changes

Club racing has resumed with the first Wednesday race on 19 May and the first Sunday race on 23 May. All participants need to be familiar with the “Sailing during COVID Guidelines” before racing. The clubhouse re-opened with the first Friday Club Night on Friday 21 May, which will be a weekly event with changing menus for members and their guests to enjoy. Details of how to book tables (currently in 2 hr slots) and weekly menus will be sent to members by email and posted on the club's Facebook pages.

The bar and kitchen will be open when our on the water activities take place which currently means the following evening opening times: 

Monday:  Adult and Teenager training  (bar and kitchen closed

Tuesday: FYC racing / Canoe Club / FOCCRs 19.00 - 22.00

Wednesday: Club racing 18.00 - 22.00

Thursday: Cadet training (closed for now; will be open once changing facilities can re-open)

Friday: Club night 17.00 - 22.30. Tables bookable in 2 hr slots

Saturday: The clubhouse can be booked for private functions and the bar and kitchen are closed

Sunday: Club racing 11.00 - 17.00

The clubhouse will be open every day from 09.00, and is cleaned prior to this daily. Please observe the requests for signing in, distancing throughout the club and regularly santise your hands with the materials provided. When the bar and kitchen are closed, you are welcome to bring in your own refreshments: a takeway from Bosuns during the day perhaps! Please note until further lifting of restrictions we are unable to offer changing and showering facilities so these will remain closed for the time being.

Plesse watch this space for further updates and meanwhile welcome back to all our members for on the water and clubhouse socialising. 

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 last 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 last season, and you can read about these activities on our Facebook pages. After a long winter in lockdown, coronavirus estrictions have been eased significantly, club racing has restarted, our clubhouse is open again, and many of our cruising members are getting out and about. See May update above. Keep 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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Largs Regatta Festival 2021- Dinghy Entry Open & NoR Posted
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Scottish and Northern Singlehanded Series - Largs
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Round the Cans racing at Largs Regatta Week
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Largs Regatta Festival 2021
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Race around the Island of Cumbrae
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