Chairman RYA Cymru
Extract from his words after formally opening the Club House.
Friday 19th June 2015
Llangorse sailing Club
formally opened its new Clubhouse, last week. Commodore, Colin Fletcher and the
Royal Yachting Association Cymru Wales's Chair, Dafydd Griffiths declared the
new facility open to an audience of about 100, including local MP, Chris
Davies, the Mayor of Brecon, Councillors and many club members.
Commodore Colin Fletcher
said: "Llangorse Sailing Club has been an asset to the local community for
many generations and this new clubhouse ensures it will continue to attract
families, learners and elite sailors." Mr Fletcher added, "The new
clubhouse is a result of a great partnership between Sport Wales, the local
authority and the National Park, and, of course, the commitment and generosity
of existing and past members and other friends of the Club."
"Club membership is
increasing and the new clubhouse includes the John Morgan Training Centre which
enables us to provide top-quality training using up-to-date facilities and
Dafydd Griffiths, Chair of
RYA Cymru Wales, said: "Developments like this are driving forward our
sport for future generations. Llangorse S.C. is a formally recognised RYA
Training Centre and now has RYA Championship Status which means that the club
meets high standards for managing racing and training events."
Wednesday evening rota is here!
Wednesday Evening Rota
Llangorse Sailing Club was founded in 1953 on the north-west shore of the lake. 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 at all times except during January. The membership ranges from those who find enjoyment just sailing around the lake through to racing enthusiasts. By special arrangement, schools and other similar organisations can apply for membership.
The changing rooms and Clubhouse are accessible throughout the racing season, which runs from March to November. On special events hot food is available, and on other days tea coffee and confectionery are available in the galley via an honesty box payment.
Club racing takes place throughout the sailing season, mainly on Sundays and there is a full sailing programme via the links (left). We have safety cover on the lake on Wednesday evenings from May to September too. We have a full programme for Juniors which includes Training, coaching and support, and racing. And we have a full club Training programme as part of being an RYA Training Centre.
LSC is an RYA Training Centre. The club is keen to encourage members to learn to sail and to improve their skills. To achieve that the club runs a series of training courses through the season. They range 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 links to Junior pages left).
See our 'Join Us' page (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.