Contacts

Bosun — Nigel Orkney

Nigel has been both a family and individual member of LBSC, on and off since 1967, when he sailed  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 club champions. He further extended his skills whilst training with the RYA Scottish Youth Squad, and travelling to local, regional and national regatta's and events all over the UK. More recently he has competed in Holland.

 

 

If you fancy becoming a part of the family, and getting involved at LBSC contact him on norkney@yahoo.co.uk

Sailing Secretary—Peter Malcolm

Peter moved down from Aberdeen in early 2011, but had been a regular at Largo Regattas since 1975.  Sailed an OK dinghy back then, followed by an Enterprise with his late 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”).  So if you want to know about Laser racing, ask Pete.

Currently sailing Secretary and Club Champion, “after being runner up  7 times, finally managed to win the club championship in 2018

 

 

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

peter@pmalcolm.co.uk

 

Vice Commodore ,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 spent 14 years as a crew in a 505 with Jim Blyth, winning the club championship 5 times. His time hanging on the wire has come to an end and is now sailing a Laser.

 

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 Vice Commodore / 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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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 of 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

 

 Commodore — Bruce Birrell

 

 

Although he grew up looking out over the Forth, Bruce is a relative newcomer to dinghy sailing. His first venture out in a boat was at a club open day back in 2014. Since then it has been a steady progression from capsizing Picos to capsizing Lasers and on an occasion a 2000 with son, Ben. He now realizes that hiking is not the walk back from the pub and has shares in the local chiropractor.

 

Contact Bruce at bruce.birrell@westercoates.co.uk

Treasurer —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!

Contact Tony on tony.dumbreck@gmail.com

 

 

House Convener —John Erwin

 

I came into dingy sailing late! Just prior to retirement from the Oil & Gas industry as a Hydrographic Surveyor. The vessels I used to sail on and manage were between 20m and 140m in length, so dinghy sailing was quite a change. Knowing several members of Largo Bay Sailing Club already eased my introduction into the sport, with excellent training and support provided. I took a further 5 day RYA level 2 dinghy sailing course at Sport Scotland in Cumbrae. Still haven’t won any races yet, but working on it. I enjoy helm & crew duties on the safety boat, and have been coerced into Race Officer on several occasions. Another great thing about LBSC – those people know how to PARTY!!!

Contact john on johnerwin749@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Ordinary Member —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 predominantly campaigning a Solo  for the last 7 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

Training Office  —Marc Rigot

 

After sailing in various areas around the UK over the last 20 years,  I moved to Fife and joined LBSC.
As a couple we wanted a friendly, sociable and fun club. On first impressions we found what we were looking for at LBSC and found lots of activities too, regattas and training days.

 

For issues related to training please contact Marc by phone or by email, details below

 

Contact Marc on 07747842969 or marc-training@marc-rigot.co.uk

 

 

 

 

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