HLSC welcomes complete beginners to experienced sailors. Dinghy sailing takes place on a 117 acre reservoir set in the foothills of the Pennines in Littleborough near Rochdale and is easily accessible; just 10 minutes from the M62, junction 21.
HLSC is run by its members for its members with a great family atmosphere, has good fleet racing, is committed to training & developing sailing skills and is an accredited RYA Training Centre.
67th Annual General Meeting
Notice is hereby given of the 67th Annual General Meeting to be held in the Clubhouse on Wednesday 11th December 2013 at 20.00 hours.
Details about the AGM, which include some proposed revisions to Club Rules, can be found in the Members’ Area of the website. Please click here
24th November 2013
by Graham Knox
Roger Mee took the helm of a GP14 again, with Steve Caladine, and won each of the three races at the Lake on Sunday. This was not without challenges in the first and second races. In the first one, Martin Brennan with Dave Kay and Andy Carter with Craig Broadbent were always ready to gain from any tactical error, easy in the light winds. In the second one, Mee had to watch carefully again as Craig Broadbent (now helming) with Andy Carter was on the pace at his ‘heels’. In the Merlin Rockets, Steve Crook with Chloe Brennan was consistently kept in second place by others. The closest race was the second one where Andy Smith and Oliver Whitehead gained a good lead but suffered on a long downwind leg where, in the tactical battle, they lost the lead at the last mark. But, in the windward leg to the finish line, Smith found some better tack angles to recover the lead by a short length. Oliver Whitehead had won the first race in a Solo and passed the boat over to his father, Gerald, who own the other two races.
Race 1: 1 L Bithell/L Ashworth 2 S Crook/C Brennan 3 M & R Watts
Race 2: 1 A Smith/O Whitehead 2 S Crook/C Brennan 3 L Bithell/L Ashworth
Race 3: 1 M & R Watts 2 S Crook/C Brennan 3 N Brook/R Bramwell
Race 1: 1 R Mee/S Caladine 2 M Brennan/D Kay 3 A Carter/C Broadbent
Race 2: 1 R Mee/S Caladine 2 C Broadbent/A Carter 3 M Brennan/D Kay
Race 3: 1 R Mee/S Caladine 2 M Brennan/D Kay 3 G Knox/M Whitehead
Race 1: 1 O Whitehead 2 R Simpson 3 D Smith
Race 2: 1 G Whitehead 2 R Simpson 3 D Smith
Race 3: 1 G Whitehead 2 D Smith 3 K Parry
All Races: 1 W Smith
Races 1 & 2: 1 R Cwik
1st December 2013
by Graham Knox
The penultimate Sunday of the season for sailors found a glassy Lake on Sunday. There was a light air which changed between the north and east in direction. Julian Parry arrived late at the start for the Solos in the first race and managed to find a way to the lead. Sam McDougall and Chloe Brennan in a GP14 provided some light relief with an over-enthusiastic roll tack and capsized! Racing in such conditions requires much concentration to keep a boat moving forward and there were fewer takers for the second race.
Race 1: 1 L Bithell/L Ashworth 2 M & R Watts 3 S Bates/A Hilton
Race 2: 1 N Brook/R Bramwell 2 M & R Watts
Race 1: 1 M Brennan/A Knott 2 A & Y Carter 3 O Whitehead/N Thomason
Race 2: 1 M Brennan/A Knott 2 A & E Carter 3 G Knox/J-A Dobbs
Race 1: 1 J Parry 2 D Smith 3 J Walker
Race 2: 1 O Whitehead 2 J Parry 3 J Walker
Both Races: 1 R Cwik
Race 1: 1. W Smith 2 E Parry
Race 2 :1 W Smith