The sixth LLSC Regatta Weekend is only a few weeks away – July 14/15. Now becoming a firm favourite in the North-West sailing calendar this year promises to be a good one with visitors from several local clubs pledging to make the trip to the event. Free camping is available on the club site .
Last year over 60 boats joined the fun on and off the water, with tight racing throughout the fleets. Racing will commence at midday on Saturday and Sunday. Results will be split into Laser, Solo, Junior, asymmetric and Handicap Fleets with additional prizes for other classes of dinghies where there are five or more entries. There will be a Saturday and Sunday series for those who can only attend one day and an overall prize for the boat with the lowest score over the six races.
Entry fees (including free T-shirt!) for both days will be £20 for double handers, £10 for single handers and £7 for juniors. Entry will include free camping on site. For one day only fees will be £12 for double handers, £6 for single handers and £4 for juniors. The BBQ is £7.50 for adults and £5 for children under 12 yrs of age payable at registration.
The bar will be open from Saturday afternoon. The galley will provide breakfasts plus hot and cold meals on both Saturday and Sunday. A live band and another one of LLSC’s fantastic BBQs on Saturday evening will round off the evening. Anyone remember last year?
The annual bottle boat race is also planned for Saturday after sailing. The race will be from jetty to jetty, with prizes for the first three ‘boats’ to make the journey. Entry is free. The only rule is your homemade hull(s) must be made from a plastic bottle. Sail inventory, t-foil designs and trapezing action men are all up to you. There will be no age limit!
There will be a whole host of prizes, Club Trophy for the best placed three entries from a visiting club, first under 14, first under 17 and the Race Weekend Trophy for the entry with the least total points over six races.