CLUB NEWS

To be the club where members love to be, valuing the good times spent on and off the water.
- Loch Earn Sailing Club Vision, 2018

Final Weekend of Racing

28/9/2022 - This weekend's McKeowan Cup will mark the final official racing of the 2022 season at LESC. The club will remain open to members through the end of October with a final work party and prize giving ceremony on 29 October.

Midweek Racing Survey

19/7/2022 - Would anyone like to try some mid-week racing? If so, please fill out the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/QCLV29J and we'll see what we can get going...

Training Week 2022 Wraps Up

19/7/2022 - Last week saw the club over run with a flurry of activity for the annual training week. This year was BREEZY to say the least. Most found enough time on the water to earn their certifications and of couse there was time for the annual trip to the St Fillan's shop for SO MUCH SUGAR! Luckily it was a beat back up and a stiff wind had arrived by that time to put all that energy to use. Many thanks to the teaching team and all the support staff!

RYA First Aid Course

This one-day course covers everything you need to know from a boating perspective and is recognised as HSE "Emergency First Aid at Work". It is valuable for anyone who supports sailors on and off the water. The course is MCA approved and is a requirement for those looking to undertake Instructor endorsements. A great general first aid course for anyone.

This year as part of training week we have places available on this course on Sat 9th July and is open to all commers, BUT please note places are limited.

For application and further information please contact Neil on 07710765147 or neil.h.morris@blueyonder.co.uk
Price £60

Sturrock Cup and Challenger Class Traveller Racing

21/6/2022 - Next weekend is the Sturrock Cup: Saturday keelboats four races starting at 11.00 followed by the dinghies on Sunday starting at 11.00.

We also have the Challenger Class joining us for their traveller series. Any dinghy volunteers on Saturday to help launch, recovery and possibly a second RIB depending on conditions would be much appreciated.

Same goes on Sunday for any Keelboat volunteers.

Early Saturday and Sunday Series

21/6/2022 - No racing last Saturday and only one on Sunday was enough for most of us. Sunday was a typical Loch Earn gusty day with huge shifts from 22 kts to dead calm on the finish line. Boats were bobbing about in no wind a mere ten boat lengths off the line with a huge squall clearly visible heading down the loch! We had an impressive crew transfer from RIB to keelboat -- my hip ached just watching it. Special mention to the Topper taking the dinghy win, too! Thank you race duty team!

Early Saturday and Sunday Series

21/6/2022 - The weather after the Shoreline Challenge held through the weekend for races 9 and 10 of the Early Saturday and Sunday Series. Special mention to the club junior helming the RS400 in the second race, and the junior in the topper who beat dad in the solo! Thank you race duty teams! The series will be back for races 11and 12 in two weeks time following the Brown Cup 11-12 June.

Keelboat Shoreline Challenge

21/6/2022 - The weather was spectacular for the 2022 Shoreline Challenge with nine entries sailing round each of the marks nearest the shore. The racing couldn't have been closer and confirms that our NHC handicap is working well. Thank you, as always, to the duty team and our hosts for the bubbly and jubilee cakes in the sushine after racing.

Early Saturday and Sunday Series

30/5/2022 - Two totally different days or weather this weekend! Light and shifty from the north on Saturday but a solid westerly gusting 22 knots on Sunday. Well done to all racers and the duty team for setting some great courses. Next Friday will be the Shoreline Challenge with the regular weekend series on Saturday and Sunday and training on Sunday morning.

Loch Earn Enterprise Cup

23/5/2022 - We saw five dinghies on Saturday and 13 keelboats on Sunday for the 2022 Loch Earn Enterprise Cup! Well done to Ewan Paterson taking four wins on Saturday to win the dinghy event and Graham Sharp taking three wins on Sunday to win the keelboat event. Many thanks to the race duty teams running four back-to-back races on both days.

2022 LESC Training Week

17/5/2022 - The 2022 LESC Training Week Application form is finally up! Get your place booked before space runs out: July 11-15, 2022.

Loch Earn Enterprise Cup This Weekend

16/5/2022 - A quick reminder about the Loch Earn Enterprise Cup next weekend. Dinghies sail on Saturday with four races back to back, first start at 1100, and keelboats sail on Sunday also with four races back to back and first start at 1100.

Early Saturday and Sunday Series

16/5/2022 - Saturday (14/5) was champagne sailing with the first Westerly of the year and it was actually warm for races 5 and 6 of the the Early Sat and Sun Series, but back to reality on Sunday (15/5) with a squally cold easterly. Results are now posted online and on the club notice board. Thank you race duty team -- without out you we wouldn't be racing -- and special thanks to Liz for the home bakes on the last two Sat evenings after racing.

Early Saturday and Sunday Series

13/5/2022 - Races 3 and 4 of the Early Saturday and Sunday Series were held last weekend (7-8/5) light airs. Thank you race duty team! Six dinghies came out on Saturday and eight on Sunday. In keelboats, eight came out on Saturday and 12 on Sunday. Results are now posted online and on the club notice board. Sunday also saw the first Sunday Morning Training session of the season. The next is scheduled for Sunday, June 5. This weekend (May 14-15) will be races 5 and 6 of the Early Saturday and Sunday Series and next weekend (May 21-22) will be the Loch Earn Enterprise Cup with keelboats racing on Saturday and dinghies on Sunday.

Update on the NHC Introduction

3/5/2022 - Colin Tait, Keelboat Captain, has sent an update on the introduction of NHC at Loch Earn Sailing Club including the current numbers. He adds, "If anyone has any questions on the NHC please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me. It is important to get this right at the beginning of the season as it is a lot of work to change with every week that goes past."

Early Saturday and Sunday Series Races

3/5/2022 - No racing on Saturday as the weather was poor (to say the least). Sunday was light but at least not raining. Thank you race duty team! Sunday's races 1 and 2 are posted online and on the club notice board. We had three dinghies and eight keelboats boats out. Well done all in challenging conditions!

Beaver filmed from the Clubhouse

28/4/2022 - On a Friday evening in mid April, a few of us in the clubhouse spotted one of our a beavers swim along the front then come up on the beach by the small slip to enjoy some foliage left out for it. Mandy was not at first certain it was actually a beaver but as you can hear on the audio, she was soon convinced upon seeing its size!

First Fling, First Success!

25/4/2022 - It was great to see 16 club boats out for the First Fling last weekend. Big thanks to the duty team. Saturday was breezy -- well done those who braved it. After Saturday's racing, the social gathering seemed to be enjoyed, and Sunday wrapped up with light airs and glorious sun. Congratulations to John and Iain Best on the keelboat line and Gordon McGeorge from the dinghies. See the button for full results and watch the gallery for photos. If you have photos to share, send them to webteam@lochearnsc.com.

Planned Road Works on A85

20/4/2022 - Bear Scotland will be using a convoy system from 0700 to 1900 on the A85 between the club entrance and half a mile toward Lochearnhead on weekdays and a 30 mph limit outside those hours from Friday, 29 April to Monday, 9 May. This may impact access to the club requiring cars to queue in front of the entrance. Please keep this in mind if you are bringing your boat to the club during that time.

Social Media

5/4/2022 - Has anyone else noticed that an automatically generated Facebook page comes up first when searching for LESC via google? The webteam (new recruit Sarah, in particular) is trying to sort that and has created a managed Facebook page for LESC. If you're on Facebook, check it out and give it a like to help increase its visibility. It would really help out a lot. https://www.facebook.com/Loch-Earn-Sailing-Club-108042181826746

Work Party Day Photos

29/3/2022 - Well the Work Party Day was another success and the photos to prove it are posted in the gallery. Take a look at our wonderful club ready for a new sailing season! And if you want to see your photos there, send them to webteam@lochearnsc.com.

Work Party Day

18/3/2022 - The work party is just over a week away, Saturday 26th of March and there's lots to do. Please bring some typical gardening tools (ie. loppers, rakes, etc.) with you, if you are interested in the trees & woodlands jobs.

Interested?

Join the fun by booking your place at this year's Training Week. Potential new members are also welcome to visit in-person any weekend April - October.

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