Racing

Racing takes place on weekend throughout the sailing season, typically from around Easter to then end of October, although some of the hardier sailors race through the winter under their own supervision.

Racing is structured into a number of different series and classes, providing plenty of opportunities for racing ’round the cans’ as well as more scenic passage races taking advantage of the beautiful surroundings. There are a mixture of permanent and temporary marks, as well as a number of the islands featuring as marks on the course charts. So there really is something for everyone.

The club also hosts a number of Open events throughout the year, ranging from class traveller events which are part of a nationwide series, through to one events such as National Championships. We also host local championships which are one off day or weekend events open only to members. Take a look at the ‘Open Events’ page to see what is happening this year.

Members take it in turns to act as the Race Officer, or the various other duties required to support racing such as safety boat cox (RYA Power Boat 2 Certification required) and crew. In addition, after racing there are facilities to buy hot drinks and snacks from the tea shop.

Classes

At LLSC sail a wide variety of boats, ranging from small keelboats to hydrofoiling dinghies and catamarans. We have the largest Achilles, Flying Fifteen and International (foiling) Moth fleets in Scotland, accompanied by a wide variety of other dinghy and keelboat classes racing in handicap fleets as follows.

Fast Dinghies (PN < 955)

Medium Dinghies (PN 955 to 1200)

Slow Dinghies (PN > 1200)

Flying Fifteens

Keelboats

Handicaps

The Club uses the RYA administered PN handicapping system. In some cases the club does use a modified handicap but only by agreement and the up to date club list can be seen in the starter’s box.

The official 2019 RYA list can be seen here.