Contacts

Training — Nigel Orkney

Nigel  has been part of a family member and an individual member of LBSC, not continuously since 1967, where he sailed with alongside his dad and brother.

 

Nigel learned to sail in a Mirror dinghy and has sailed many other dinghies including Enterprise’s, Laser’s, 420’s, 470’s, 505’s, an International 14, Solo and a Blaze . He has now teamed up again with Ian Wilson sailing in an  RS400,

 

Over the years, you will find his name engraved on most trophies the club presents at the Annual Laying Up Supper from the Daniel Cup, presented to our junior champions, to the Club Championship Shield. 

 

Nigel has learned a lot about dinghy sailing, racing and tactics from training days held at the club and racing against many of the previous champions of the club.  He learned further sailing skills whilst training with the RYA Scottish Youth Squad, and travelling to local, regional and national regatta's and events all over the UK and more recently as far as Holland.

 

Nigel is currently very proud to be in the role of training at the club, and is always keen to encourage others to take part in the sport, and join the family of dinghy sailors at Largo Bay Sailing Club.

 

If you fancy becoming a part of the family, and getting involved at LBSC contact him on training@largobaysc.org.uk

Sailing Secretary—Peter Malcolm

A relatively new member, having moved down from Aberdeen in early 2011, but has been a regular at Largo Regattas since 1975.  Sailed an OK dinghy back then, followed by an Enterprise with wife Anne, then a Laser since 1982 (he did miss the regatta in 1982 because his daughter Gillian was born that day).  Still competing on the Scottish Laser Grand Prix circuit, and occasional Masters (that’s “old folks”) events down south – so if you want to know about Laser racing, ask Pete.

Currently   sailing Secretary – and has been runner up  in the Club Championship in each of his 4 years in the Club.

 

 

If you fancy becoming a part of the family, and getting involved at LBSC contact him on commodore@largobaysc.org.uk

Ordinary Member —Lauri Taylor

 

Lauri's first foray into sailing was as the crew of an Enterprise. Her growing interest and commitment to sailing led to the purchase of a Laser 2 with Brian Taylor, an experienced sailor. They won the club championship that season. Later they moved on to sail an ISO and a Buzz, winning the Scottish Buzz Championship in 2001.

Latterly, Lauri has gone solo in a Europe and a Laser 4.7 in which she won the Handicap Championship 2013 and 2014.

She has served on the committee for several years and had the privilege of being Commodore from 2011to 2012.

 

 

 

Commodore —Kevan Gibb

 

Kevan has played a big part of the Scottish sailing scene over the years campaigning a variety of different classes. He is probably best well know for his partnership with Ian Porter who between the two of them won the world Wayfarer championships on a number of occasions.

He has been campaigning a Solo predominantly for the last 5 years but has had the odd outing to National Championships in RS 400’s, Tasars, and  the Finn.

He has a great wealth of knowledge when it comes to all things related to sailing, so if you cant think of anyone else to ask Kevan will surely help you out.

 

If you fancy becoming a part of the family, and getting involved at LBSC contact him on

kevan@coasttocoastrigging.co.uk

Social Media/ Webmaster— Donald Aitken

Member at LBSC since 1988

Donald has held various positions in the club including Secretary, Training Officer, and House Convenor. Started off cruising around in a very old Enterprise, then progressing to a 505 and then a brief interlude with a Boss.

Donald has spent the last14 years as a crew in a 505 with Jim Blyth winning the club championship 5 times. His time hanging on the wire has now come to an end and is now back sailing a Laser for this coming season.

 

If you want any advice on hips, hearts or knees then Donald is the man to ask, we reckon the NHS is currently building the first bionic dinghy sailor.

 

Currently on the committee as Web Master with responsibility for Social Media.

 

If you fancy becoming a part of the family, and getting involved at LBSC contact him on

socialmedia@largobaysc.org.uk

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Treasurer —Lars Christiansen

 

 

Lars has been a member at the club since the eighties and has held a number of positions within the club but is never happier  when people are offering him money! Usually this is in the form of subs and anything else that he can think of to generate money for the club.

Lars had  a long period crewing in a 505 for Brian Swan for many years and then latterly with Jim Blyth and at one time was the oldest participating crew in the UK 505 fleet.

 

If you fancy becoming a part of the family, and getting involved at LBSC contact him on

 

lars@christiansen.uk.com

Secretary—Chris Lowe

 

Chris joined the club in 2015 when he moved to Lower Largo. Having previously sailed for many years on small inland waters, in an Enterprise and latterly an RS200, he finds it delightful to sail in Largo Bay.

He is still getting used to single-handed sailing in a Laser after many years having a crew to tell him where the next mark is!

If you fancy becoming a part of the family and getting involved at LBSC contact him on isobelchris@gmail.com

Vice Commodore — Bruce Birrell

 

 

Although he grew up looking out over the forth, Bruce is a relative newcomer to dinghy sailing. His first venture out on a boat was at a club open day back in 2014. Since then it has been a steady progression  from capsizing Pico’s to capsizing Laser’s and on an occasion a 2000 with son Ben. Now realising that hiking is not the walk back from the pub and with shares in the local chiropractor Bruce is looking forward to defending the club handicap trophy in 2017.

 

Ordinary Member —Tony Dumbreck

 

Tony started sailing as a teenager in Mirror, Kestrel and Ospreys at Dysart and Loch Tummel in the 1970s.  Then life & work got in the way until he saw a poster about the Largo SC Open day in summer 2015.  He and his teenage son attended a weekend training course at the club and, having not fallen in OR capsized, they both joined up and have enjoyed great friendship, advice and training.  Although still making rookie errors, and normally to be found towards the back of the fleet on race days, he is getting better.  His weapons of choice are the club Laser and Laser 2000’s rented for the afternoon at a modest fee. 

Knows very little but always ready to help and often seen on rescue duties at Largo or St Andrews sailing clubs to avoid being beaten by his lad!”

 

 

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Ordinary Member —John Erwin

 

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