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Running Races at Llangorse

We are running a day’s familiarisation in ‘running races at Llangorse’ at the Club on Saturday, 23 April between 10.30 am and 3.30 pm.  You don’t need to be an expert sailor or rules guru to get involved.  No preparation is needed, just turn-up and see how to prepare for and run a race, plus get a few hints on course setting and line laying.  Its all practically based and will involve on-the-water coaching.  And there’s no fee involved!  It’s a great opportunity to get into a whole different and enjoyable aspect of sailing. 

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Flying Fifteen Coaching by Richard Whitworth

Friday 13th May – Sunday 15th May

Members with Flying Fifteen interests wishing to join this training should kindly send an email to:-

For more information on…

  • Bespoke Race Coaching, see HERE
  • Pre-event check list, see HERE
  • Admin detail, see HERE

The 2022 Programme

See the 2022 Club programme for racing, open events, recreational sailing and training!

Depending on the lake levels and site conditions, the Club’s season will start, as usual, in March.

Access the 2022 Programme HERE

Classic Revival ‘Jubilee’ Open Meeting

CVRDA & Class Revival Fleets
4th & 5th June 2022
See here for more details
Sailing Instructions HERE

Comet Inland Championships

Latest! We welcomed the Comet Trio fleet for their Inland Championships 2021, 16-17 October 2021. A terrific weekend of racing enjoyed by all. Many thanks to the visitors, event sponsors Noble Marine, and special thanks to the Llangorse team which made it all happen.

See photos of the event HERE

We look forward to seeing the Comets again in May 2022.

Club House Embankments repairs finished

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“Club House Embankments repairs.”

Pictures on 2nd May 2021

Date… 20th April 2021

Members and prospective visitors to the club can find our Covid 19 guidelines HERE!



Find out more about the Club in this introduction – and those interested in sailing with us are welcome to visit the site to see our facilities and meet us! Drop us a line to the email address below and we will nominate a member of our Executive Committee to greet you.

Renewal documents have been emailed to all 2020 and 2019 members. Please check your Inbox and Junk mailbox.

Safe         Fun           Learning

A Club of about 200 members, easily accessed from the village of Llangorse, 6 miles east of Brecon. The Lake is Wales’ second largest inland water-body, at around 400 acres it provides a perfect safe and picturesque site for dinghy sailing. The Club has developed into an accessible asset for the sport of sailing for the community since its founding in 1952.

We’re a dinghy sailing club commanding high standards of racing, training, coaching and recreational sailing – at low cost to attract all parts of our community – south Wales and neighbouring parts of England. Last year we were able to continue sailing under our Covid 19 measures. Following our regular annual hibernation period, we look forward to our 2021 season starting in March. We’re planning a programme of activity including Club racing, instruction for beginners and further coaching for others – above all, we look forward to seeing more young people on the water again.

For further general information about the Club, you can contact us here

Our Executive Committee team can be found here

You can find out about Membership of the Club here & New Members Information here – including parent or guardianship membership for adults who may not wish to sail – to enable young people to be active members.

Our credentials

Llangorse Sailing Club is affiliated to our sport’s National Governing Body, the RYA (Royal Yachting Association). We are an RYA Recognised Training Centre – which means we provide instruction in sailing and power-boat handling meeting the RYA’s high standards. Training achieved is delivered by RYA fully-qualified instructors from the club; the qualifications gained here are valid worldwide. You can find out more about TRAINING at Llangorse Sailing Club Here .Including ACTIVITY DAYS& FAMILY WEEK In 2015 we won a RYA Cymru Club of the Year award – and we were a runner-up in the UK-wide equivalent.

Pre Covid 19. We look forward to hosting to pre-event briefings like this one for Children
First lesson: getting confidence about boat handling (pre Covid 19)
Training by qualified instructors using well ordered kit

We are a non-profit making community sports club. The Club owns its site and sailing facilities. Llangorse sailing Club is managed by a team of committed volunteers including the Training Principal and instruction team. We work together with SportsWales and via several grants this arm of the Welsh Government has joined us in investing in improvements in our site and facilities.

The Club has hosted racing events for various sailing fleets – and we welcome visiting competitors. This includes events for young people such as the RYA Welsh National Youth Championships. We look forward to recommencing this programme according to Welsh Government Covid 19 guidelines.

Competition can be intense-and hones our skills!

Organised sailing for children is managed using suitable sailing craft meeting RYA standards under qualified supervision at an appropriate ratio of safety-cover. The Club team includes a Safety Policy officer and a (separate) Welfare Officer.

Many of our members are recreational sailors and we are fortunate that under the terms of our arrangement with the Lake owner, sailors can launch at any time within our active season (normally March to November). Balanced with this freedom lies the responsibility for their own and others’ safety and, of course, responsibility for the environment.

Sited within the Brecon Beacons National Park, our Club site is adjacent to a Special Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI). The Club is committed to sustaining our special environment, we value and enjoy our environment and play an active part in the immediate and long-term sustainability of the lake as a vital natural resource.

Site, Clubhouse and our Facilities

The Club site is large enough for berthing members’ boats in proscribed spaces. Members can park their car on-site – although space can be limited when popular events take place. Members can access the site and buildings at any time during our annual sailing system.

Our clubhouse was renewed in 2015. It consists a large indoor meeting / hospitality area, a galley accessible to all and a training room. Adjacent to the clubhouse are our changing rooms. Members can access these at any time. Our buildings also include storage facilities for training boats, safety-boats and other equipment.

New Clubhouse 2015

The Club manages a fleet of safety boats, a large event management boat, a fleet of Comet Trio training sailboats, and a fleet of small sailing boats suitable for training and coaching young people. The Club does enable recent-trainees to consolidate their learning in our training boats. Members sail their own boats for racing and recreational sailing.

Access to the Lake is made via two launch-and-recovery areas into a safe creek, and a substantial jetty projecting into the main part of the Lake. A manual winch is available for recovering heavy boats on our slipway.

Safety boat cover is always provided when organised children’s sailing is taking place and during organised racing.

Membership and playing an active part in the Club

Everything we do is carried out by committed and enthusiastic volunteers. For this reason we make our membership fees as low as possible – but we do ask members to offer some time in helping us man safety-boats, run racing or other events. This is fun, of course! It’s what we do – it helps new members feel welcomed and valued and – above-all – it makes us gel!