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Llangorse Sailing Club was founded in 1953 on the north-west shore of the lake. Nestling in the heart of rural Wales between the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains and in easy striking distance of Cardiff, Abergavenny, Bristol and Hereford - Llangorse is arguably one of the most beautiful places to sail in Britain today.
The aim of the club is to encourage sailing as a sport for all age groups. Club members can sail on the lake, other than in the designated "no go" areas as shown on the map in the Club house, at all times except during January. The membership ranges from those who find enjoyment just sailing around the lake through to the racing enthusiasts. By special arrangement, schools and other similar organisations can apply for membership.
Classes of boats that the Club wishes to encourage include Flying Fifteens, Fireballs, Tasars, Lasers, windsurfers, Mirrors, modern asymmetricals and of course Toppers and Optimists for Juniors.
Club byelaws prohibit boats greater than 21'6'' long, or will not go into an 8' berth, or weigh more than 400kg.
Changing rooms are available throughout the sailing season, which runs from March to November. The Clubhouse is open on club days (Sundays and Bank Hoildays).
On special events hot food is available. On other days tea coffee and confectionery is available in the galley via an honesty box payment.
Club racing takes place throughout the Sailing Season mainly on Sundays when there are 3 races. There are 3 main series: Spring, Summer & Autumn. During the season there are Trophy Races usually over a 2 day Bank Holiday.
As an RYA Registered Training Centre, the club has always been keen to encourage members to learn to sail and to improve their skills. To achieve that objective the club runs a series of Training Courses during the season. The courses go from a first introduction to sailing, right through to practice racing sessions. There is also a thriving Junior community of sailors (and their families) at the Club with a year-long programme of coaching and support.
See our 'Join Us' page in the menu (left) for more details and membership forms. The Club seeks to keep fees as low as possible and relies on the membership as volunteers for the running of the Club.