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.
LESC Virtual Regatta Inshore Winter Series 2021 eSport
The first LESC eSport sailing series will be held in January 2021 for three race nights starting Wednesday 13th January 2021.
The current plan is to start races at 20:00 on Wednesday evenings on the race nights. Typically expect three races per night, each taking less than 10 minutes.
If you wish to take part in this LESC organised race, please find information on our Virtual Sailing website page here.
A big thank you to Ursula and Roger for providing these winter scenes at Loch Earn.
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There are some pictures of the sailing and other goings on from this 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 email@example.com
Mysterious early morning visitor on the loch...... it is a beaver!
Is it a baby Loch Earn monster or an otter or even a beaver?
Think the ears give it away? We now know for sure it's a beaver as it has been helping itself to some young willow to augment it's winter feeding!
Below is a link to the National Biodiversity Network which records sighting of beavers in the UK. There are some sightings at Lochearnhead, the River Earn and the Kendrum and Ogle Burns. The only known dam currently is on the Sustrans cycle route between Lochearnhead and Strathyre.
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.