Events and Regattas

The club holds a number of regattas and other water based events throughout the summer. The main sailing season begins with the First Fling Regatta held at the end of April and finishes with the Final Fling at the end of September. Both these regattas are open to non-members who are welcome to compete in their own boats. For the more hardy member racing starts at the end of March and extends until October. 

 

In addition to the fixed schedule, from time to time the Club hosts external events such as the recent Laser Travellers where about 20 boats competed in challenging conditions. A flavour of our traditional water based activities is given below.

Family Week

Family Week normally takes place in July and there is a lot of fun both on and off the loch for young and old.

 

Family Week is packed with with strenuous activities including archery, sack races, welly throwing, three legged races, and an egg and spoon race. For those of a sedentary disposition there is cake decorating and pizza making. Visits are often made to the nearby village of Comrie for the Comrie Fortnight, a series of local events. Our own LESC stars appear in the youth talent show.

 

Family Week culminates in the traditional "Pirates Day" where this year there were more Pirates than ever but the Navy fought back to an honourable draw.

Lochearnhead Race

This race is for all classes of boat including dinghies and keelboats. We start from Loch Earn Sailing Club and sail up the Loch to Lochearnhead. The wind is normally westerly so this involves a long beat to the destination. Once we get to Lochearnhead we go ashore for a pleasant lunch and a chat. Going ashore means the cruiser owners have to park their boats. They demonstrate their seamanship skills (or otherwise)  by anchoring or picking up a mooring. To make things interesting the crew takes the helm on the return journey which can be an exhilarating ride back with spinnakers flying.

RNLI Charity Handicap Race

We host an annual RNLI Charity Handicap Race which is open to allcomers. A stall is set up which sells goods such as Christmas Cards and diaries and all proceeds go to the RNLI. This year over £600 was raised for this worthwhile cause.