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.

Annual General Meeting 2020

The AGM this year will be held by a Zoom meeting at 2pm on Sunday 29th November. Members can access full details by clicking here.

 Loch Earn Sailing Club                                                                  - Covid 19 Update  (current) 

Since we remain in Phase 3 of the Covid 19 pandemic, club members are requested to adhere to the current LESC and Governments guidance e.g. outdoors only - chatting, socially distanced, with a max of 6 people from two households only. 

For the current camping & caravan rules or to make a booking please contact the Caravan Convenor, Tommy Taylor or while he is offshore, the Secretatry, Mandy Tait by emailing the Committee on committee@lochearnsc.com 

Website new entries

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 committee@lochearnsc.com

Some great sailing & racing this season                                                                                - see the gallery for more pictures

Some great weather to chill out in too!

Tarken Burn & bridge works at LESC (Sept - Oct 2020)

Bear Scotland have undertaken some maintenance work on the foundations of the A85 road bridge over the Tarken burn. Very luckily for LESC they have as part of these works undertaken some bank repairs below the road bridge. The JLC guys have filled bio degradeable bags with a dry cement mix and pinned them together with rods and put boulders they brought on site in front of them to protect them till they harden. They also temporarily diverted the water to lay concrete on the bed of the river under the bridge - no mean task!  We all wondered what the large blue plastic pipes were for!  The guys worked hard and they deserve a big thank you from us all!

Mysterious early morning visitor on the loch......

Is it a baby Loch Earn monster or an otter or even a beaver?

 

Think the ears give it away?

 

 

Lochearnhead Race Saturday, 8th August 2020 

 

The Lochearnhead race successfully opened the racing season at the Club.

 

It was a lovely sunny day with light airs.  Colin and Mandy Tait snuck away from the fleet in their Tasar to win the race overall! Congratulations to them both.

The 49er took line honours on their maiden sail and race so a well done to them too.

 

A big thank you to our OODs - Desiree and Leigh and also the three rescue boat crews who were required to tow a few boats home as the wind died during the Crew's race on the return trip.

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