Welcome to Loch Earn Sailing Club, it's a Breeze!

Welcome to Loch Earn Sailing Club where we pride ourselves on providing relaxed family sailing and training in modern and fully equipped facilities, situated on the north side of Loch Earn near the St Fillans end of one of the most picturesque inland sailing lochs in Scotland.


The Club has a strong and varied dinghy fleet along with a good number of keelboats of various designs.

 

Membership currently ranges from very young 'gybers' to octogenarians, and everything in between, all with a passion for sailing. The club membership has a strong local contingent as well as a significant many who travel from across the UK and even overseas to enjoy the LESC experience!

 

Prospective new members can be sure of a warm welcome at LESC. Visit us any weekend in the sailing season from April to October, use the Contact Us web enquiry form or complete the application for LESC Membership form.

 

Please note we are a "members only" club so are unable to hire boats or offer training to non-members outside our annual Training Week in July.

 

If you are a non member and wish to launch a boat for a day please contact Drummond Estates Trout Farm who have slipway facilities at Ardveich Bay on the north shore of Loch Earn.  They also have a list of charges on their website & conditions relating to launching from it.

Training Week Information and Booking Forms 2021

Loch Earn Sailing Club will host our annual Training week from Monday 12th to Friday 16th July. 

 

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Now Taking LESC Member Bookings.

 

Unfortunately, due to the impact of Covid our 2021 event cannot be exactly the same as in previous years.

 

We will have fewer boats than usual, limiting class sizes across sailing levels and overall numbers. We cannot provide the usual midweek social buffet/BBQ and we may not be able to provide changing facilities and therefore will ask that participants arrive and leave in their sailing gear. Of course, LESC will adhere strictly to distancing and cleaning requirements and we ask for full cooperation from all participants in this.

 

We cannot currently guarantee camping availability; please talk to us if this is essential to your participation.

 

LESC reserve the right to cancel Training Week 2021 – although we would only do so as an unforeseen last resort. For this reason, we would not collect fees before 25th June. If we do have to cancel unexpectedly, LESC’s only liability is to refund fees paid.

 

Despite the changes we must make for this year, some things will stay the same! We will still offer a week of excellent sailing instruction, fun both on and off the water and an opportunity to attain fully accredited RYA sailing qualifications.

 

Because of the limited numbers, in the first instance, LESC members will be given preference.  The course will be opened to applicants outside of the club from 30th May.

 

Covid 19 Operating Procedure and Risk Assessment 2021

With the imminent reopening of the sailing club after lock down we need to be aware that the Covid 19 pandemic has not gone away. All members should familiarise themelves with the Operating Procedures and Risk Assessment outlined below BEFORE they visit the club.

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Due to the ongoing Covid19 pandemic this risk assessment is required to ensure that LESC remains mindful of the potential impact we could have on our members, other water users & the local community. The intent is to minimise risk by taking an extra conservative approach to our normal mode of operation at LESC.

 
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First Race of the season on Saturday, 29th May 2021 - Yippee!

It was great to see the racing get underway after a delayed start to the season.  Perfect conditions for a first race though in rather fluky airs.

Looking forward to seeing lots more activity on the water in the coming weeks. 

LESC Job List 2021

We haven't had a formal work party this year due to Covid restrictions. There are however a number of jobs we need to complete and these are listed below. If you can come prepared to tackle one (or two!) that would be great.

LESC Job List 2021.docx
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2021 Race Calendar

Details of the Race Calendar and Race Management Procedures can be found by clicking here.

Website entries

There are some pictures of the sailing and other goings on from last year in the gallery section - click here to go to the page.  There are also the racing results for this season are in the sailing section under racing 2020 - click here to go to the page.

Note - If you have forgotten the password to access the members page please use the contact enquiry form on the left hand margin of this page and a webteam member will help you. Alternatively contact a Committee member or email committee@lochearnsc.com

As a registered Royal Yachting Association Training Centre, coaching for all abilities is available at the club. 

 

On scheduled weekends through the season we also provide morning sail coaching to members wishing to improve their abilities. As Loch Earn Sailing Club is run entirely by volunteers, unfortunately we cannot offer training or boat hire services to the public out with this.

 

There is also an intensive 5-day Training Week in July, open to both members and non-members. Application for places on our training week open from 1st May with application forms and full details appearing on the website around that time.

 

Meanwhile please enjoy these videos to get a flavour of learning to sail.

Small Boat Sailing Short Videos by the RYA