Welcome to Llangorse Sailing Club

Llangorse Sailing Club gives its members access to Llangorse Lake for sailing (dinghies and windsurfers) in one of the most beautiful surroundings in the UK. There is a year-round programme of support for junior sailors, with training and instruction as well as racing - all run in accordance with the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme - and the club actively seeks to involve families wherever possible.

As an RYA OnBoard club it is also a primary objective to introduce junior newcomers to the sport. The club is also an RYA Training Centre and thus provides a range of training opportunities for adults too. There is a full racing programme throughout the season which runs from March to the end of November. The site and facilities are freely accessible to all members throughout the season.

Access to Llangorse Lake - for sailing in one of the most beautiful surroundings in the United Kingdom!

Club Life at a Glance

    Llangorse Sailing Club Events Calendar

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    Family Fun Day – Recreational Saturday Sailing 11:00
    Family Fun Day – Recreational Saturday Sailing
    May 6 @ 11:00 – 16:00
    Family Fun Day - Recreational Saturday Sailing
    It’s a day for sailing adventures, fun afloat and a chance to catch up over a BBQ at the end of the day! Like Wednesday night sailing, these Saturdays offer supervised sailing for families and individuals alike who wish to enjoy some recreational sailing and build water confidence with the comfort of a safety boat nearby. It’s open to all but you should be a competent sailor as there won’t be any instruction.You are welcome to hire club boats providing you have obtained Stage/Level 1 certification – please see your membership pack on how to hire out club boats. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN FOOD SUPPLIES FOR THE BBQ AND LETS MAKE A PARTY OF IT!
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    Junior & Novice Morning Handicap Race Spring Series 11:15
    Junior & Novice Morning Handicap Race Spring Series
    May 7 @ 11:15 – 12:15
    Junior & Novice Morning Handicap Race Spring Series @ Llangorse Sailing Club
    JUNIOR & NOVICE RACING Morning Handicap (MHJN) 1st START: 1 LAP: DONE ​!​ Ashore in time for a picnic overlooking our stunning lake! ANY BOAT, ANY ABILTY, ANY AGE You’ll need to be rigged and changed by 10.45 ready to sign up, attend a briefing with the Race Officer and launch ready for an 11.20 am Start. If you don’t yet own a boat, you may hire one from the club – please see our membership pack for terms & fees. FORMAT: Junior and Novices will start together on the first start with a ‘5,4,1, Go’ sequence. The onus will be on the more experienced racers to keep clear of you. The committee boat will display the course so make sure you bring a marker to note it down on a lake plan so you know where you’re heading. Lake plans can be found in the club.  It’s a one lap course and a safety boat will lead you round and answer any questions you have on where to go (safety duty permitting). Once finished, you can head in for lunch. If you’d like to race with the General Handicap fleet in the afternoon, then feel free to partake in one or both of the afternoon and evening races which run back to back, starting no earlier than 1.30pm. The Morning Handicap Junior and Novice Series runs all season with Trophies presented to Juniors and Novices respectively at the annual prize giving. The emphasis is on fun and learning with others of similar ability so please come and give it a go!
    Spring Series 11:25
    Spring Series
    May 7 @ 11:25 – 16:30
    Spring Series
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    Cadet Coaching 10:00
    Cadet Coaching
    May 14 @ 10:00 – 16:00
    Cadet Coaching
    Cadet Coaching days offer FREE informal sessions run by a team of instructors. Sailors are grouped based on ability and we take them through various coaching exercises afloat, depending on the weather conditions, so that they can practice and improve. We begin the day with a briefing then normally go afloat before the racing fleet; a break for lunch, more sailing and racing in the afternoon; then we finish, often with a BBQ ashore for all (bring supplies)! Beginners will normally be introduced to the day with skills exercises and some fun; racing groups will do more advanced racing drills and training. All of them tend to get wet! Most of our young sailors are in Optimists or Toppers. If you don’t have your own boat don’t worry, you can use club boats free of charge on coaching days. By using Optimists and Toppers sailors are all in similar boats which helps them learn and it also helps us to coach! If you’d like to borrow a boat, p[lease contact Charlotte in advances she’s able to allocate boats Sessions start at 10:00am and the sailors will need to be rigged, changed and ready to go out sailing after their briefing. We break for lunch and finish the day at 16:00 (packed up and boats put away). No need to book, but if you can let us know by email if you’re attending it will help us to plan the days. We will have a registration form to fill out on your first session of the year. Make sure you’re on our email list to receive reminders!
    Bert Grant Trophy 11:30
    Bert Grant Trophy
    May 14 @ 11:30 – 16:30
    Bert Grant Trophy
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    Open Day – RYA Push the Boat Out 11:00
    Open Day – RYA Push the Boat Out
    May 20 @ 11:00 – 15:45
    Open Day - RYA Push the Boat Out
    CLUB OPEN DAY – All Welcome 11am – 3.30pm Sailing 1pm – 1.30pm Presentation COME ALONG TO THE CLUB and get a real taste of sailing & what our club can offer. Our team of friendly volunteers will take you on a trip across the lake in a sailing dinghy. Under their expert supervision you can even have a go yourself! SAFE, SUPERVISED, FUN! SET AGAINST THE STUNNING BACKDROP of the Brecon Beacons, Llangorse sailing club sits in a secluded spot at the Western end of the lake & offers something for everyone! MAKE A DAY OF IT: go sailing; take in the tranquil view from the balcony; watch the sailing unfold; bring a lunchtime picnic hamper; soak up the vibrant buzz of activity; kick back in our cosy sofa corner to catch up with a book or enjoy the sun setting over the hills. There’s plenty of toys and crafts provided for keeping children busy including little fishing nets and cork boats to use in the creek! WE’LL PROVIDE the life jackets/ buoyancy aids, all you need is a set of clothes you don’t mind getting wet, including a waterproof jacket, trainers, suncream, hat, towel and change of dry clothes for after (on cooler days you may need to wear your winter woollies!).
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    Junior & Novice Morning Handicap Race Spring Series 11:15
    Junior & Novice Morning Handicap Race Spring Series
    May 21 @ 11:15 – 12:15
    Junior & Novice Morning Handicap Race Spring Series @ Llangorse Sailing Club
    JUNIOR & NOVICE RACING Morning Handicap (MHJN) 1st START: 1 LAP: DONE ​!​ Ashore in time for a picnic overlooking our stunning lake! ANY BOAT, ANY ABILTY, ANY AGE You’ll need to be rigged and changed by 10.45 ready to sign up, attend a briefing with the Race Officer and launch ready for an 11.20 am Start. If you don’t yet own a boat, you may hire one from the club – please see our membership pack for terms & fees. FORMAT: Junior and Novices will start together on the first start with a ‘5,4,1, Go’ sequence. The onus will be on the more experienced racers to keep clear of you. The committee boat will display the course so make sure you bring a marker to note it down on a lake plan so you know where you’re heading. Lake plans can be found in the club.  It’s a one lap course and a safety boat will lead you round and answer any questions you have on where to go (safety duty permitting). Once finished, you can head in for lunch. If you’d like to race with the General Handicap fleet in the afternoon, then feel free to partake in one or both of the afternoon and evening races which run back to back, starting no earlier than 1.30pm. The Morning Handicap Junior and Novice Series runs all season with Trophies presented to Juniors and Novices respectively at the annual prize giving. The emphasis is on fun and learning with others of similar ability so please come and give it a go!
    Spring Series 11:25
    Spring Series
    May 21 @ 11:25 – 16:30
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