Looe Sailing Club was founded in 1934 and soon established itself as one of the leading sailing clubs in the South West of England, producing numerous top quality sailors, competing locally in some of the most popular dinghy classes in the UK.
Over the years, youth sailing and regular well organised training programmes have attracted sailing families from the town and surrounding area.
Having hosted a number of Redwing National Championships the club in 1969 hosted the Enterprise National Championships for the first time, since 1984 the club has hosted over 50 Championships including National, European and World Championships.
In 1997 the club hosted the championships for the RS 200, RS400 and RS600 fleets with a total of 180 boats on the three courses. In 1998 the club had the privilege of introducing The Princess Royal to the club when they hosted the RYA UK Youth Championships.
The clubhouse has a large Lounge Bar with connecting training room and small conference area, as well as modern changing rooms suited to sailing and water sports needs. Located centraly in the town the clubhouse is an ideal venue for functions, celebrations and meetings
Please contact the club for information on hosting functions using our contact page.
Early Days at The Looe Sailing Club
Extract from the first meeting minutes:
A number of sailing enthusiasts met at Mr. A. Collings boat building yard on August 14th (1934), to discuss the possibilities of forming a Sailing Club at Looe. Those present were Messrs. W. Neale, J. Little, C. Curtis, A. Collings, C. Pape, T. Martin, J. Mitchell, W. Davey, S. Richards, E. Fisk, C. Nicholas, J. Mallet, T. Nicholas, C. Stone, and C. Taylor.
Mr. J. Little kindly consented to take the chair.
The Chairman said with the number of sailing boats at present in Looe, a club was needed on properly constituted lines and if it could be formed, would prove a further amenity to the town.
Mr. W. Neale proposed and Mr. A. Collings seconded that a club should be formed, the name to be ‘The Looe Sailing Club’. This was carried unanimously.
Rule 1: The objective of Looe Sailing Club is to promote sailing