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.

Training Week 2017

(Sorry, we are now fully booked)

Training Week runs this year from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th July.

 

We begin each day with a briefing for the students at 9.30am (8.45 on Monday)
 
Daily training runs to approx. 4.30pm with appropriate breaks then on Friday afternoon we have a prize giving ceremony at 3pm where family and friends are welcome to attend.
 
Students are awarded certificates according to level of achievement during the week. We offer courses to suit all standards from total beginners to the hugely experienced.


On Monday to Thursday Evenings we are also running power boat training to Level 2 for applicants 16 or over.

 

Students do not have to be swimmers to take part.

 

High Performance Sailing Week 17th-21st July

Duncan Hepplewhite (RYA race coach of the year 2015) is lined up to coach this LESC Members-only training event. 
 
The format will focus on high performance boat handling and racing throughout the five days led by Duncan.

 

After the close of the training day for those that wanted we would then get back on the water for a windward/leeward pursuit race running a four race series throughout the week finishing on Thursday night.
 
Spaces are limited so do not delay in filling in your application here. The price simply aims to cover the cost of the coaching and fuel.

 

Duncan has coached several high performance classes including a recent Scottish Skiff training event. The feedback from the Musto Performace Skiff sailors at that event was very positive.

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